Big safe...

Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by Brian K, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Brian K

    Brian K Resident Douchenozzle Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I'm never going to get around to adding fireproofing to this thing and using it so I'm considering selling it and reclaiming the floor space. Internally it's been gutted I have a combo change tool and a new dial mechanism to go with it. Weighs about 3000lbs, is 1"plate all the way around, and has a tl-30 rating. It's a "no s#it for real safe". 30 years ago it retailed for $8000.

    What would be a good price for listing it on CL?
     

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    You are looking at between 1000- maybe 2500.
    The protists logistics.
    How does someone move it, etc.
    You can hire a pro safe mover, but you’d need to factor that into cost.
    I would not list it on CL, as you’re gonna get a bunch of clowns asking dumb questions, and no real hits, probably.
    Where are you located?
     
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    Brian K Resident Douchenozzle Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Farmington . They wheeled it in on a powered /motorized pallet jack. It's in the garage, on a slab, elevated by 4x4's, so moving it out should be easy with the right equipment.
     
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    Sure,
    It shouldn’t be that hard, but it will cost at least a few shekels...
     
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    I’d say $1500-2000 plus moving.


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    I don't know what it's worth but I'm interested.
     
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    Brian K Resident Douchenozzle Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know either. If you have any plans to be in the triad in the near future you're welcome to come take a look at it and kick the tires. It's a beefy SOB but not at all fire resistant - which I wanted to change but with everything else I have going on I'd rather just buy one that's less secure, but already fire rated. Given my hobbies I'm way more worried about fire than B&E.
     
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    List it on eBay, you keep the CL idiots away.
    Great safe for a jewelry store.
    The UL rating is good. Solid steel worth lot of money if purchased new.
     
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    How would you fireproof it? Drywall? Some sort of spray-on insulation?
     
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    Brian K Resident Douchenozzle Charter Member Supporting Member

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    From what I've read, yeah, a few layers of drywall. But you won't "fireproof" it, it'll just be able to withstand so many degrees for so long before everything inside melts or turns to char.

    What hurt my head to think about was the sheetrock transition between the body and door, it would have to be tight. Everything inside would have to be supported solely by the sheetrock because you wouldn't want anything combustible or capable of transferring heat touching the outer steel shell. Then there's the door. If you look at the photo of me inside the safe, the door has 3 bolts actuated by a single bar. There's a steel cover that goes over the locking mechanism that sticks out about 3 inches. Putting sheetrock over that, and making it look good, sounds tough. The cover really needs to be there too, if you look closely there's a thin steel wire going from the right side of the top bolt to about the middle of the middle bolt. That's one of three relockers and if the wire gets damaged because something inside the safe shifted or caught the wire, well you're not getting the safe open without a visit from a locksmith. FWIW, the cubbies on the door have been removed.

    There's a relocker built into the dial mechanism, if the dial/lock is punched from the outside it prevents the dials locking bolt from moving. If the lock mechanism is completely punched out it causes spring loaded pins in the middle and top door bolts to fire preventing those bolts from moving.
     
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    Yeah - no fireproofed safe is fireproof. Bad terminology on my part. :)
     
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    When you decide on price let me know, i'll most likely buy it. Where it's going I'm not worried about fire rating. @Brian K
     
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    Ok, let me get you some more pics tonight of it how it looks now. It's completely gutted. No shelves, no cubbies. I do still have 3 of the heavy steel shelves that went inside, but they would need to have be mounted somehow, or have legs welded on to tier them.
     
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