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gun vault door

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sasquach, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. sasquach

    sasquach Member

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    Any recomendations on door for built in gun vault? Does not need to be nuclear bomb proof. I am as concerned about fire as theft. New construction, will be cement block, poured full with rebar, and 4" cement roof with rebar.
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Goggle them, you find more than you care to know about ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. eric

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    I found mine at a Salvage Yard/Used building material business. Very nice, much more than I needed but cheap. No need to buy a new one at retail prices. Give it a try.

    Eric
     
  4. jastrapmaster

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    Smiths Securty Safes in Ohio
     
  5. OldRemFan

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    Here's mine. Bought it used from a safe dealer for less than the price of a good gun safe. It is a 4 hour fire rated door with a relocking device in case someone tampers with the combination. I installed it in my tornado shelter which has 10 inch concrete, reinforced walls and ceiling.



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  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    OldRemFan,

    That is nice. I am looking to do the same thing. 10" poured walls and ceiling. Just priced a new steel 3 hour rated fire door for my vault. $1600 for door, frame, lock set, security hinges, sweep, and install. I like your deal better.
     
  7. Auctioneer

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    You have two PM's
     
  8. Auctioneer

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    I saw a safe that had a good door on it. Just take the safe and cut the safe behind the safe door how ever thick the walls are and there you go. You have a door with a frame that can be bolted to the frame wall.
     
  9. blowin smoke

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    I got my vault door from Browning. They had a selection of colors and either ducks or deer theme on door. Was about $2 grand not including installation but it ain't going anywhere and one investment I have never regretted. I had my local gun shop arrange to include it with their next order and picked it up from their store which saved several hundred in shipping.
     
  10. JLYON

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    liberty gun safes offers a nice one
     
  11. alf174

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    If you are considering a security system for that safe room, lay some 3/4" pvc conduit in the poured wall every X" inches up so you can pull wire through for sensing a breech.
     
  12. Mike Hessong* (MH*)

    Mike Hessong* (MH*) Active Member

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    Here's a picture of my Liberty Safe vault door at my old house. 5' x 8' room, made using 6" thick hollow-core concrete block, slurried concrete grout in all the voids, with a #5 rebar every other hole. Poured a 4" thick concrete ceiling on it, finished out inside and out, like the rest of the house. Made for a great "safe" room during storms as well.

    Browning makes a real nice looking "6-panel" look door, just like regular doors in a lot of homes with a remote release for the locks. Wouldn't even know it was a vault door by looking at it.


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  13. 391 shooter

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    Old Rem Fan?

    How would you get out of it if debris blocking the door from the outside?


    MH - NICE!!!!
     
  14. Auctioneer

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    It would also be wise to make a book shelf to go in front of the vault door. You don't want some people to see that you have a vault. THe less some people know the better.
     
  15. hunter44

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    Whatever you decide to get be sure to have someone with the equipment & experience to set one of these monsters........Mine weighted 1100# when we set it & not a handle anywhere! Best thing to do would be to order it installed & plan to be gone the day of delivery.
     
  16. sasquach

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    Stl Flyn,
    Where did you price the door you mentioned and what make was it
     
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