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I saw this on a Facebook group for people who put gun safes on concrete floors and places such as basements and garages. It appears that over the years some of the cheaper gun safes will start rusting and rotting at the bottom if they’re in direct contact with the floor and any moisture gets in there. Does anybody know if there’s an actual product for this Or does everyone just use hockey pucks?
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
I saw this on a Facebook group for people who put gun safes on concrete floors and places such as basements and garages. It appears that over the years some of the cheaper gun safes will start rusting and rotting at the bottom if they’re in direct contact with the floor and any moisture gets in there. Does anybody know if there’s an actual product for this Or does everyone just use hockey pucks?
Starboard, shims used for concrete, PVC trim boards all work.
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Rubber mats are another option I see a lot....either the whole matt (can cut down to footprint of safe)....or, cutting circular "pucks" out of the matt. Thicker matts of course, but I'm sure you've seen those thicker ones and know what I'm talking about.

Of course good old wooden pallets are another common approach.

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How does this affect bolting them down?
Old 01-08-2021, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
How does this affect bolting them down?
None. I gave my old man one of those rubber holed kitchen mats to put underneath before we bolted it down. That was three years ago.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
How does this affect bolting them down?
makes it alot easier to get a sawzall to the bolts!
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if its that big of problem, id be more concerned about fixing the moisture problem
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I would do a full poly/rubber mat under it so that you can still bolt it down without making the sides of the bolts accessible.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
makes it alot easier to get a sawzall to the bolts!
they can cut the bolts but they are doing that while the alarm is sounding and still the one or two guys will need to figure out how to move that 1000 pound safe. Not saying it can’t be done but more than likely the sherif dept will be on the scene prior to the safe getting gone.
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Pipe sleeves on the bolts will spin and not allow the blade to cut
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I would do a full poly/rubber mat under it so that you can still bolt it down without making the sides of the bolts accessible.
Mine sits on a piece of starboard that was left over from a project. But I'm sure there are similar products that don't cost as much.
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I just one part epoxy painted the floor in the basement utility room I stick mine. It’s a very dry basement so not worried about it.
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Originally Posted by Skunked22 View Post
they can cut the bolts but they are doing that while the alarm is sounding and still the one or two guys will need to figure out how to move that 1000 pound safe. Not saying it can’t be done but more than likely the sherif dept will be on the scene prior to the safe getting gone.
i didnt see where they said anything about an alarm or a 1000lb safe either?
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
makes it alot easier to get a sawzall to the bolts!
....and get a hand truck underneath it.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i didnt see where they said anything about an alarm or a 1000lb safe either?
I didn’t see where they didn’t.
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Need a very long sawsall blade and a really thin saw. Don't see that happening in a half inch space.
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They may help prevent rust on the bottom but most gun safes can be cut open on the sides or through the top pretty quickly. I have seen situations where an axe chopped through he sides. I am sure that the more expensive safes may make this a tougher proposition. the other thing that happens is when a safe is set next to wall that has base trim leaving a gap between the safe and the wall. a cable can be looped over the safe and can the safe can be dragged away.
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Workout equipment rubber mat works great. Like this.

https://www.amazon.com/Supermats-Equipment-13GS-Recumbent-Exercise/dp/B001THTUAO/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=rubber+workout+mats&qid=1610120077&sr=8-18
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Originally Posted by Skunked22 View Post
I didn’t see where they didn’t.
its all fun and games! calm down Frances!
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