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#6403810 - 08/11/16 02:05 PM Gun Safe in Garage?
sotx23 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/08
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Looking for some input/experience. I am finally going to breakdown and move my guns from upstairs locked closet to a safe. I dont have a GOOD place to keep it inside (wife approved place anyway!).

The garage on the other hand has plenty of space.

Anyone have experience good and bad?

Looking at a Liberty Fatboy 48 or 64 gun, and will certainly keep a dehumidifier in it.

I live in the Houston area, so plenty of Humidity.

Thoughts?

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#6403813 - 08/11/16 02:06 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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I put one of those electric rod dehumidifiers in my garage safe ( with tons of humidity) and it has keep all my guns rust free for almost 9 months now.

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#6403888 - 08/11/16 02:58 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
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This is just me personally, but I've had a gun safe in terms garage. I bribed my wife into letting me bring it inside. Reason being, is I found it to be a security concern. My kids are always riding their bikes and the garage is left open. Passers-by always breaking their necks to look back and see it. Be sure to bolt it down. But yes the humidifier works great BTW.
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#6403902 - 08/11/16 03:14 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
sotx23 Offline
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Appreciate the input fellas. I will definitely bolt it down.

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#6403981 - 08/11/16 04:05 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
ETexas Hunter Offline
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I have mine in the back corner with a large workbench in front of it and luggage and a few things beside it, so that you cannot view it from the street with the door open. Bolt it down, add dehumidifiers and you're good to go.

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#6403998 - 08/11/16 04:15 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
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IMO, temperature and humidity variations are too great to keep firearms in a garage. I was able to get me wife to agree to letting me put our's in the bedroom by letting her pick one based on its appearance. I found a nice looking flat screen TV stand and moved the TV from the wall to the top of the safe.

I think getting my wife to recognize the safe would be used to protect other valuables helped sell her on it as well. If your wife has expensive jewelry or heirloom items, it should be no-brainier. Her valuables are well protected and more quickly available.
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#6404039 - 08/11/16 04:51 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
okstatefan Offline
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Bolt it down, get dehumidifiers, build a cabinet around it for camouflage.

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#6404056 - 08/11/16 05:09 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
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I wouldn't do it. I have seen what garage heat can do to plastic parts.

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#6404141 - 08/11/16 06:04 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
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I have mine with a dehumidifier in the Garage with no issues. up
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#6404144 - 08/11/16 06:07 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
I wouldn't do it. I have seen what garage heat can do to plastic parts.


It it's not cheap and properly insulated the plastic is not affected at all. When I pull my guns out of the safe in the middle of the summer they are never hot to the touch or even noticeably warm.
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#6404173 - 08/11/16 06:23 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
I wouldn't do it. I have seen what garage heat can do to plastic parts.


It it's not cheap and properly insulated the plastic is not affected at all. When I pull my guns out of the safe in the middle of the summer they are never hot to the touch or even noticeably warm.


This. My guns come out cool to the touch, not sure how they would ever get "hot." Never had an issue with rust either and I just throw the silica packs in the bottom whenever I get them in packages.

Bolt it down, by dehumidifier rid if you want, and let it be. If a thief wants it bad enough he will get it, even if it's inside the house.
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#6404206 - 08/11/16 06:40 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
I wouldn't do it. I have seen what garage heat can do to plastic parts.


It it's not cheap and properly insulated the plastic is not affected at all. When I pull my guns out of the safe in the middle of the summer they are never hot to the touch or even noticeably warm.


This. My guns come out cool to the touch, not sure how they would ever get "hot." Never had an issue with rust either and I just throw the silica packs in the bottom whenever I get them in packages.

Bolt it down, by dehumidifier rid if you want, and let it be. If a thief wants it bad enough he will get it, even if it's inside the house.


Nevermind, now that I think about it....the plastic parts I was thinking of had been left in the garage attic for a few years. It was shocking to see plastic basically disintegrate and become brittle to the touch. I keep a few cheapo guns in the garage but I would never keep anything high-end in there.

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#6404211 - 08/11/16 06:46 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: jeepercreeper]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
I wouldn't do it. I have seen what garage heat can do to plastic parts.


It it's not cheap and properly insulated the plastic is not affected at all. When I pull my guns out of the safe in the middle of the summer they are never hot to the touch or even noticeably warm.


This. My guns come out cool to the touch, not sure how they would ever get "hot." Never had an issue with rust either and I just throw the silica packs in the bottom whenever I get them in packages.

Bolt it down, by dehumidifier rid if you want, and let it be. If a thief wants it bad enough he will get it, even if it's inside the house.


Nevermind, now that I think about it....the plastic parts I was thinking of had been left in the garage attic for a few years. It was shocking to see plastic basically disintegrate and become brittle to the touch. I keep a few cheapo guns in the garage but I would never keep anything high-end in there.


It's not going to matter if your house gets broken into. They will either have the tools to break into or not. Having it in the house will not protect your high end guns if they have the tools to break into the safe.
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#6404269 - 08/11/16 07:28 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
MS1454 Offline
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Get a safe with a dehumidifier in it. That's what I got.
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#6404362 - 08/11/16 08:37 PM Re: Gun Safe in Garage? [Re: sotx23]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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My workshop is uninsulated, and the temp extremes and humidity swings are very large. With the proper size dehumidifier, these things do not effect the interior of the safe at all.

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