Wall Safe
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    Bought a wall safe at HF yesterday. Seems like a good solid unit. However, the mounting hardware is a joke. There are no instructions on how to use this. It appears you have to use a magnet once it's in the studs to pull the screw into the inside of the safe to put the washers & nut on them. I threw them away & used lag bolts.
Jim
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  Re: Wall Safe by Halfathumb ([attachment=38508]Bo...)
That is a wedge lock for concrete.  We use those in CVS pharmacys to bolt the safe down to the floor.  You drill a hole in the concrete the size of the wedge lock and push it in then you tighten the nut and it expands the outer part and wedges it in
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  Re: Wall Safe by Halfathumb ([attachment=38508]Bo...)
Most wall safes are designed to mount between studs that are on 14" centers.  

Here an attractive woman in a purple golf henley shirt is shown installing such a safe.  I have every confidence that you can do as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMFbXZJln6s

Edited to correct shirt style.
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  Re: RE: Wall Safe by fixtureman (That is a wedge lock...)
(11-01-2021, 10:20 AM)fixtureman Wrote: That is a wedge lock for concrete.  We use those in CVS pharmacys to bolt the safe down to the floor.  You drill a hole in the concrete the size of the wedge lock and push it in then you tighten the nut and it expands the outer part and wedges it in

I just used lag bolts. Easy peeze.
Jim
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  Re: Wall Safe by Halfathumb ([attachment=38508]Bo...)
Sister bought a house an they lived in it for 4 yrs when the fridge went bad. Delivery guy pulled it out and there was a wall safe behind it. The man would not have said anything but my sister is Mrs. Clean,  saw it and was surprised. Paid a locksmith to open it just to see it was empty. They use it now.
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  Re: RE: Wall Safe by gear jammer (Sister bought a hous...)
Put your valuables in a safe deposit box at the bank.  Safes in a home are an invitation to thieves to steal them - as my parents found out.  And no home safe will withstand a fire for more than an hour or so, most not even that long.  

John
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  Re: Wall Safe by Halfathumb ([attachment=38508]Bo...)
The only safe in a home that is in no danger of being accessed/entered by a
burglar is one that is well hidden. In these days of cordless cutting tools even
the most well built safe you can buy is fair game.

When I see guys putting big ol gun safes in their garage, fully visible from the
street, I just shake my head.
Mark Singleton

Bene vivendo est optimum vindictae
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