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j2ws2000
03-16-2006, 5:55 PM
I've been seriously considering building a room behind my garage for various personal reasons. An idea came to me today, one I might not follow through with, why not add a gun vault instead of a cheap safe? There is certainly enough room, I could use brick (one brick thick) for the entire exterior should be more than enough).

Only problem is every vault door out there is as much as a safe...or thousands more. It almost seems to defeat the purpose all things considered.

What kind of cheap security/vault/etc. door would you trust to keep this area secure?

glen avon
03-16-2006, 6:03 PM
forget brick, use cinder block and fill it.

j2ws2000
03-16-2006, 6:14 PM
forget brick, use cinder block and fill it.

Thanks for the input, I'm such an idiot I didn't even think of that. Of course I'm just in the beta stages of this idea, I might not go through with the vault.

What I really need is a door...

JHC
03-16-2006, 6:25 PM
Make sure to put lots of rebar in the block because a sledge makes quick work of a block wall and also remember that no matter what you build the walls with you still will have to secure the overhead using a heavy security mesh or someone will come through the roof.

Another option to the cinderblock/brick build is to just use 2x4 wood framing and plywood siding with security mesh installed under the drywall, then just put a steel exterior door on it with deadbolts. To make it even better put a steel security screen door on it as well.

TonyM
03-16-2006, 6:34 PM
Here's a door:

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/safes/images/16039581m.jpg

Website (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/safes/detail.asp?cat_id=160&type_id=39581&value=003F)

j2ws2000
03-16-2006, 6:42 PM
Here's a door:

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/safes/images/16039581m.jpg

Website (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/safes/detail.asp?cat_id=160&type_id=39581&value=003F)

$2939 :-P

Screw Flanders.

crs1
03-16-2006, 7:10 PM
If you are going through the trouble, you should make a concrete roof too...Just bend the rebar coming out of the top of the cinderblocks over, brace up a plywood ceiling, and pour the concrete over the top...When it hardens, you have yourself a concrete roof. Go at least four inches thick. Also, you will need at least 12" deep foundations for this thing or it will settle and fall apart.

The reason the doors are as much as the whole safe is because the door is what makes the safe. The rest is just a metal box.

Pablo
03-16-2006, 8:21 PM
I've been seriously considering building a room behind my garage for various personal reasons. An idea came to me today, one I might not follow through with, why not add a gun vault instead of a cheap safe? There is certainly enough room, I could use brick (one brick thick) for the entire exterior should be more than enough).

Only problem is every vault door out there is as much as a safe...or thousands more. It almost seems to defeat the purpose all things considered.

What kind of cheap security/vault/etc. door would you trust to keep this area secure?

I remember a while back that there was this 9000 lb safe door being auctioned at e-bay. IIRC it came from a bank in Texas. I would like to know how much would it cost to ship that thing...

Back on topic, I might have some catalogs from Browning safe's door. I will look for them tomorrow morning and report back.

TonyM
03-17-2006, 7:57 AM
$2939 :-P

Screw Flanders.


Okay, $2129 for this one, looks just like a Browning Safe door, but only in Primer:

Website (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/safes/detail.asp?cat_id=160&type_id=39601&value=003F)

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/safes/images/16039601m.jpg