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Things haven't been the same around my mom's house since I lost my father earlier this year. A few severe opinion differences with my mom has got me thinking about moving my collection out of there. The last thing I need is her calling a locksmith over lol. My second problem is I really am limited in where I can keep it. Friends offer, but I couldn't stand having something like that in their house. Sadly my only option as of now is in the garage of the Condo we rent. Our 2 floors are directly over the garage, and it keeps fairly warm. My huge concern is ruining the firearms from temperature swings. I am currently thinking about walling and insulating off a small section and putting the safe in there. I would also find some way to insulate the bottom of the safe from the concrete floor. In the room I would run a small heater or light something to warm the little room. I would probably buy another golden rod and buy a large container of dessicant.

Does this sound like a viable option, or am I just wasting my time? Families are wonderful lol.
 

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The temperature in a garage with something over the top is pretty stable, any major swinging is usually a week long affair. If you have them in something safe and can control the moisture I don't see why it would be a problem. I am guessing there is a reason they can't be IN the condo.

Good thinking evacuating them though, emotionally unstable women have been the demise of more than one collection that I know of (luckily not mine).
 

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I'm actually thinking of doing the same thing. I plan on building a "closet" in the garage with a dead bolt on the door. The door would be of solid design.

The floor I was planning on washing with acid, sealing, then using scrap carpet to cover.

I was going to run a gold-rod inside the safe and a dehumid. inside the closet.

This is a 500 lb Browning safe that would be bolted to the floor and the closet would be built just for the safe and fit it like a glove......TIGHT!

I was looking at putting up shelves over the safe for ammo, holsters, and such.......

Great minds think alike!
 

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If I lived in Houston, It would be done already lol. I believe northern ohio is a different story when it comes to temperature / climate swings.
 

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If I lived in Houston, It would be done already lol. I believe northern ohio is a different story when it comes to temperature / climate swings.

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But remember too that we have 80%+ humidity 365 days a year. The only place I know with more humidity more often would be the jungle!

Another issue is flooding.....good news is that we have never even been close to flooding on our street.....even over the last 8 years with our city being massively flooded twice and a hurricane once.

If you want Mr. Bow, you can always move your stuff over here in Houston and I'll watch it all very very closely.... /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

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I also need to relocate a safe, but in my present home and moving to the basement with concrete floor (actually a new, much bigger safe). I was thinking that carpet might not be the best thing because it can absorb some moisture. Is there any best method for separation from the floor? I was thinking of possibly four pieces of four or six inch square hard rubber in each corner to have air circulation underneath. Any thoughts appreciated.
 

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Just a thought here... But how about checking with a couple moving companies regarding your safe. One may be able, with special equipment to move the safe into your condo. Who know, maybe cheaper, and I'm sure easier and better, than a garage project.
 

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I was thinking that carpet might not be the best thing because it can absorb some moisture. Is there any best method for separation from the floor? I was thinking of possibly four pieces of four or six inch square hard rubber in each corner to have air circulation underneath. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Great point; I may rethink that now. I like the rubber idea. Worst comes to worst, I even would consider some 4 x 4's.
 

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Four hockey pucks work great; that's what my safe sales guy recommended.

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Hmmmm......hockey pucks in Texas......maybe I could substitute footballs! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

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We just moved our whole department at work from one building to another. Nobody treats your stuff like you do. The condo isnt ours, we are renting it and Im concerned about damage from the weight. Secondly Im not too keen on having some shady guys know what I have and where I have it. I'll I need is for some moving guy or his friend to break into my place. He'd never get to the good stuff, but I dont need the hassle.
 
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