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#6144321 - 01/19/16 10:07 PM Need advice
Jbell99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/15
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Loc: Texas, Harris county
I bought a safe yesterday a twenty four gun Winchester safe got it in the spot that I want it in but it isn't level the floor looks level it's concrete padding and carpet I've tried putting wood shims under the safe but it still doesn't seem stable any tips on what to do? Thinking about building a stand to put it on

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#6144381 - 01/19/16 11:16 PM Re: Need advice [Re: Jbell99]
Jbell99 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jbell99
I bought a safe yesterday a twenty four gun Winchester safe got it in the spot that I want it in but it isn't level the floor looks level it's concrete padding and carpet I've tried putting wood shims under the safe but it still doesn't seem stable any tips on what to do? Thinking about building a stand to put it on

It's a closet any advice would be greatly appreciated

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#6144484 - 01/20/16 07:11 AM Re: Need advice [Re: Jbell99]
ccrock Offline
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When I did my safe I ended up cutting the carpet and padding out.

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#6145661 - 01/20/16 06:54 PM Re: Need advice [Re: Jbell99]
Jbell99 Offline
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Thank you
That's what I might end up doing was gonna try and avoid having to but I might ended up pulling the carpet and padding out

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#6145913 - 01/20/16 08:50 PM Re: Need advice [Re: Jbell99]
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Bolting it to the floor might at least take the rocking out of it. A shop-built one I have is bolted to the bare concrete floor with washers as shims on a couple of corners to help level it.
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#6146146 - 01/21/16 06:19 AM Re: Need advice [Re: Creekrunner]
Western Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Bolting it to the floor might at least take the rocking out of it. A shop-built one I have is bolted to the bare concrete floor with washers as shims on a couple of corners to help level it.


This is the route I'd take, I'd also add some kind of very thin barrier between the carpet and safe, like plastic film (in case of rust)

A stand would likely have the same issue and be more dangerous.


Edited by Western (01/21/16 06:20 AM)
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#6153998 - 01/25/16 02:10 PM Re: Need advice [Re: Jbell99]
Phlash Offline
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Is it sitting on the carpet tack strips? If it is in a corner, it you may be sitting on two, which would really cause you a problem without shimming or removing the strips. Of course if that is the issue, you could pull it away from the wall a couple of inches.

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