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    Out of curiosity is it possible to get a b/e cat safe signed off when bolted through a wooden floor onto a steel plate under joists?

    Thinking of getting endorsements but don't have a concrete floor to put a safe on

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Out of curiosity is it possible to get a b/e cat safe signed off when bolted through a wooden floor onto a steel plate under joists?

    Thinking of getting endorsements but don't have a concrete floor to put a safe on
    Yes, but you would be best getting the details sorted with your AO before going ahead with it to save having to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbowring View Post
    Hi all, im looking at apply for B and E cat endorsements. I've installed this certified E cat safe and wonder if whether anyone knows the regs for installation? I can't find them.

    The garage has a one window and a door, and is the only room I can put it in. The safe is out of sight from the window but is visible from the back door.... so I covered it up.

    2 x 12mm x 75mm runs bolts in base, with 2 x M10 coach screws through the back into a stud.

    What do you think.
    Looks like a very good job. Only suggestion would be to use some decent sized washers underneath those small bolt heads. Not entirely necessary but it helps as the mild steel some gun cabinets are made from can be brittle.

    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Out of curiosity is it possible to get a b/e cat safe signed off when bolted through a wooden floor onto a steel plate under joists?

    Thinking of getting endorsements but don't have a concrete floor to put a safe on
    No problem with that. Make the plate larger than the base area of your gun cabinet and the bolts unable to be undone (rounded, welded or burred) from underneath.
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    @jackbowring

    I'd cover that in cardboard, make it look like a tall cardboard box. Make it so the front swings open and put a couple hooks, one either side, into the wall and string a bungee between them to make it appear they keep the box upright against the wall in case of earthquake - also serves to keep the cardboard "door" shut. The sides will have to be a bit proud of the safe, or the safe handle will bulge through the front flap. Write "GAZEBO" on it with big letters visible from the door. And yes, place other junk next to it either side. Won't catch an eye. Security through obfuscation!

    I'd hesitate to put bars on my garage windows. . . seems like throwing out a challenge to burglars. Just make sure the windows cannot ever be opened sufficiently for even Jenny Craig's ghost to squeeze itself in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    If its in a detached garage you will be told it has to be in the house before they will pass it
    my e cat is in detached garage, audit done in the last two months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbowring View Post
    Hi all, im looking at apply for B and E cat endorsements. I've installed this certified E cat safe and wonder if whether anyone knows the regs for installation? I can't find them.

    The garage has a one window and a door, and is the only room I can put it in. The safe is out of sight from the window but is visible from the back door.... so I covered it up.

    2 x 12mm x 75mm runs bolts in base, with 2 x M10 coach screws through the back into a stud.

    What do you think?

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    if only more installs were done like that. half of the security is no body knowing you have a save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    Half of the security is no body knowing you have a safe.
    I agree with @mucko's understatement.
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