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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.
Make the top of the box strong enough to hold small refrigerator, other appliance or shelving.
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.
Main thing is hiding it, that is your best defense.
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
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