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    Default Gun Safe question

    For those of you that have your gun safe in the house and live on a crawl space, did you brace the floor joist under the house? What about the room over the garage? The gun safe in question is about 400 lbs empty. Floor joist under the house and above the garage are 16" on center. Will I be alright? Don't really have a way to brace the floor in the bonus room without messing up my garage space but I could certainly brace the first floor.
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    Told my builder this when we where going over the plans, and we are. My past house I didn't but I only have 36 gun.
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    It aint enough to worry about.

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    Loaded it would be like two hefty fellas standing in one spot, be it for a long time though. So I guess they could sit.

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    Right, think about 6 people at your supper table..

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    I have seen a big granite island top sag a floor, but this was an old house and over spanned joist.

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    400 lbs?
    Go ahead and buy a bigger safe. You'll need the space eventually, trust me on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwacker2 View Post
    400 lbs?
    Go ahead and buy a bigger safe. You'll need the space eventually, trust me on this.
    I agree with you. This is not much of a safe nor is it the safe I want. However it comes at an almost free price so there's that.

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    I recently built with the intent of putting the safe upstairs. Builder ran it past engineer and they put twice as many floor joists under the room where safe was planned. I had him plan for 2500lbs. Your safe might be 400lbs now, but ammo is heavy. Have an engineer review your floor plans to be safe.

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    We've only reinforced one floor for a safe and it was an older house and a 64 guns safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
    I recently built with the intent of putting the safe upstairs. Builder ran it past engineer and they put twice as many floor joists under the room where safe was planned. I had him plan for 2500lbs. Your safe might be 400lbs now, but ammo is heavy. Have an engineer review your floor plans to be safe.
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    I wasn't planning on going for a run today..... but those game wardens showed up out of nowhere

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    Dont believe a word the engineer says unless he's wearing one of these..

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie horse View Post
    Dont believe a word the engineer says unless he's wearing one of these..

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    Amen brother

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    Thanks fellas...I'm going to put it in the bonus room.

    Now...Fishsticker! come help me move this thing.

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    I didn't but if I was worried about it I'd just crawl under there and fortify it.

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    I've got 2 side by side. It will be fine
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    ive never seen a waterbed and a fat chick fall though a floor/ceiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwacker2 View Post
    Go ahead and buy a bigger safe. You'll need the space eventually, trust me on this.
    This is one of the dumbest general statements I see people make on this matter. I have 7 long guns and yes I'll expand at some point, but not enough to outgrow a 24 gun safe any time in, well, my lifetime. 870 is my work horse, O/U 12GA is my skeet, dove and, now that I bought more thin wall chokes that are non-tox compatible, it doubles as another duck gun, my .270 is my deer killing machine, but the 16 ga is my favorite. It's also an older gun that I had Briley do the thin wall chokes on and those chokes are non-tox compatible so it'll get some duck hunting time this year too. I did pick up a .22 to start plinking with the kids some and I'll add a cricket here soon. Left a couple more out but you get the picture. I just don't need many more guns, but I want more. I have better things to do with my money, I guess, than build my own personal armory just to admire them cause I sure as hell don't have time to shoot do all. Guess I'm more quality than quantity type of guy. And by some folks' standards the firearms mentioned aren't the highest quality in the world, but they ain't junk either. Like I tell the ole lady, may not be much, but it's mine.

    Hell I barely have time to properly use the guns I have like they deserve to be used, so I definitely can't justify buying more. If money were no object then perhaps I could buy all the guns I want.

    If you collect guns that's good for you, but not everyone does. So telling every Tom, Dick and Harry with any level of certainty that they NEED a bigger gun safe is just silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltight View Post
    Thanks fellas...I'm going to put it in the bonus room.

    Now...Fishsticker! come help me move this thing.
    If you have any nervous feelings about it, just put some 3/4" plywood down, spanning several joists, and dress it up so it doesn't look obvious.
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