gun safe on second floor?

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  1. feesix

    feesix Member

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    Just bought a safe and I want to put it on the second floor. Any advice? It will be professional moved. I am just worried about the weight on the floor. I would guess with guns about 7-800 pounds. House was made in 2010.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    1. What's going to be below the safe? Is there a wall under that area?
    2. If going in a closet, I would put down 2 layers of GOOD plywood to help with the loading, screwed to a joist if you can.
     
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    There is nothing under it. It’s going toward the front of the house in a corner. It’s going we’re the surefire case is in the photo. The weight is about 640 give or take. I ain’t so good at math.
     

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    I finished a spare room on the second floor and built some walk up stairs into the attic (wanted to get rid of that dreaded pull down stair case).
    Anyway, I had some spare 2x8's so I cut and screwed them down to the subfloor for the base under the staircase, then put the safe in, and bolted that down to the 2x8's; then walled around the safe and enclosed with sheet rock, trimmed around the door and good to go.
     
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    In the corner like that it will be fine. Just bolt it down and to the wall.
     
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    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    I just had movers bring 2 safes onto my 3rd floor office. I put them at opposite ends closer to walls/corners where (less span on beam).

    im not worried about our floor, just happy no one got crushed hauling them up there
     
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    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    If your house or at least the room is in a fully involved fire, probably have bigger problems than safe crashing through ceiling, no?
     
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    OutLore I'm a Brit. Supporting Member

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    Not if you're under it at the time. I would think that would be your biggest imminent problem :D
     
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    BlackGun Pimpin Ain’t Easy Supporting Member

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    Safes are usually fine in corners if safe and contents are under 1000 pounds. Really no need to do anything on any floor.
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    I have a smaller safe that does have a fall rating... thats actually a thing. Theres a tag inside the door with burn and fall specs. And you're right, the gun safe doesn't have it.
     
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