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    Bolting a safe down

    Can I bolt it down through tile into the slab? What kind of bolts and hardware should I use?



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    Yes you can but be sure to think about plumbing lines/etc in the slab. You will need a hammer drill, masonry bit and anchors. I use this type of anchor https://m.northerntool.com/products/...ource=Bing_PLA .
    Last edited by bigtattoo79; November 5th, 2017 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtattoo79 View Post
    Yes you can but be sure to think about plumbing lines/etc in the slab. You will need a hammer drill, masonry bit and anchors. I use this type of anchor https://m.northerntool.com/products/...ource=Bing_PLA .
    Correct, but do not forget the 2 part epoxy if you want to keep the anchors secure in the concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtattoo79 View Post
    Yes you can but be sure to think about plumbing lines/etc in the slab. You will need a hammer drill, masonry bit and anchors. I use this type of anchor https://m.northerntool.com/products/...ource=Bing_PLA .
    So drill hole, apply epoxy, then put the bolts in and torque?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman7925 View Post
    So drill hole, apply epoxy, then put the bolts in and torque?


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    Torque after the epoxy sets up. Read directions on epoxy container.
    Last edited by JBP55; November 5th, 2017 at 04:54 PM.

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    We have anchored hundreds of pieces of commercial equipment with that same style anchor and never used the epoxy. If everything is done right normally the anchor shaft will break before the wedge portion releases from the concrete. Not saying it’s not a good idea, just not a requirement. Use the biggest diameter that will fit through the base holes; 4 anchors about 4.5 inches long and someone would need a tractor and chain to get it to move.
    Why .45? Because they don't make a .46!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor481 View Post
    We have anchored hundreds of pieces of commercial equipment with that same style anchor and never used the epoxy. If everything is done right normally the anchor shaft will break before the wedge portion releases from the concrete. Not saying it’s not a good idea, just not a requirement. Use the biggest diameter that will fit through the base holes; 4 anchors about 4.5 inches long and someone would need a tractor and chain to get it to move.
    I have done hundreds in auto assembly plants and used epoxy 100% of the time. Did not want the robots to move at all while building vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman7925 View Post
    So drill hole, apply epoxy, then put the bolts in and torque?


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    *My* problem with allowing the epoxy to set before tightening the nut is the fact that the wedge never gets used that way. Now if using a regular all thread stud epoxy must be used and set before tightening.


    Edit to add: When possible I use a spacer and anchor to a wall stud also.
    Last edited by bigtattoo79; November 5th, 2017 at 05:41 PM.

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    The use of epoxy depends on the size and type of anchor used. The above anchors wont need any.
    (but please by all means turn this member's thread into a epoxy or no epoxy debate)

    The only thing I would note in regards to the tile, use care when drilling and torqueing down those bolts. It is very easy to crack ceramic/porcelain tile. Good luck with the install, if you were closer I'd come do it for you.

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    Bolting a safe down

    Well I need to get a dehumidifier first. Moving the safe into a guest house I used to rent out and now turning it into a man cave. It doesnít have central air and donít want to run the window unit 24/7 so I figured a dehumidifier would work. Itís gonna be cool when Iím done though.


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