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Posted: 2/3/2006 8:00:34 AM EDT
I'm interested in putting a gun safe upstairs in a new house. Wood structure and wood frame. Looking at something around 1100 lbs. Has anybody done this? Professional movers said they would do it, but didn't know if the second story, let alone the stairs could handle it. Anybody have any experience with it? Per square inch, it should be lighter than a water bed with two people in it.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:02:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 8:03:49 AM EDT by gmtmaster]
If you do that, and you have a house fire, it will fall thru the floor. Hell, it might anyway without a fire... Keep it downstairs and bolt it to the floor.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:03:55 AM EDT
Don't do it.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:13:12 AM EDT
Check with your home builder. They should be able to give you an idea what the second floor weight limits would be. I know people who put 125+ gallon fish tanks on the second floor with no problem.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:16:33 AM EDT
Just moved my gunsafe downstairs 2 weeks ago. It is a 380lb model. nothing major other than the fact that the strap broke and the safe dropped square onto my foot from a 3' height. Got me good. Limped for 2 days still feel sore as hell. I could move all my toes at the time so I didnt go for x-rays.
That will be the last time its ever moved, So i cant imagine what moving an 1100lb safe would be like.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:42:13 AM EDT
Mine is in my bedroom closet on the second floor and I'm looking to add a second one.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:46:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mag162:
Just moved my gunsafe downstairs 2 weeks ago. It is a 380lb model. nothing major other than the fact that the strap broke and the safe dropped square onto my foot from a 3' height. Got me good. Limped for 2 days still feel sore as hell. I could move all my toes at the time so I didnt go for x-rays.
That will be the last time its ever moved, So i cant imagine what moving an 1100lb safe would be like.



You're lucky mag...

I guess that goes without saying. I dropped a GBU15 bomb strake on my big toe when I was a bomb loader. Spilt that son-of-a bioooootch right down the front. Hurt like hell too. The doc said I was luck that it didn't hit bone.

~Dg84
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