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I want to buy or create something in basement to enclose a

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I want to buy or create something in basement to enclose a 25.00" H x 17.25" W x 19.75" D safe
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: new
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I have a wall build by friend to divide the basement in two,
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not yet
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Hello, Build a 2 x 2" wood frame around two sides of the safe as it sits in the corner, and cover each side with 1/4" wood paneling, attach the side with dry wall screws, and hang a sign on it that says 'sump pump' or some such

Set up the screws so that you only have to remove 2 of them to pull the panel off to access the safe.

Your wall building friend can easily do that for you in less than a hour if you buy the 2x2's, 1" long dry wall screws, and a sheet of wall paneling.

Let me know what you think of that approach, we can go from there.

Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Make the top of the box strong enough to hold small refrigerator, other appliance or shelving.

Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

If you want even better security, drill a 3/4" hole in the bottom of the box, and a 5/8" x 4" long expansion bolt and bolt it to the floor from inside the box.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This idea would be after I bowl say to the floor
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Bolt
Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Yes

Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Main thing is hiding it, that is your best defense.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
A safe would be on the concrete floor right
Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

yes

Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

but only if you are sure the basement will not flood or if all you have in the safe is a few junk silver coins etc, no paper documents

Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Locate the 'finish and rate' link when you have the data you need, that is the only way the company pays me for my time and expenses. Thanks!

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