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    Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    Hi,

    My first post as I've only been shooting for a few months with the local gun club. Looking forward to getting my license. Anyway, I'm about to purchase a gun cabinet/safe but I'm not sure about the best way to secure it to the wall. Sounds stupid I know, but I live in a relatively new house and the internal walls are air brick (i.e. very soft and any bolts etc. just pulls straight out). Before you say bolt it to the floor, my floor is of the floating type. Any suggestions would be really welcome, and thanks in advance.

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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    not sure what you could do if you cant screw it to the wall or floor, i would sugest you speek to your fao and ask his/her advise.
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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    Fix to the walls and the floor. Your FAO is not a house building official.
    You have done your bit!!!
    Convince him or her of your need for security!
    Be confident.

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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    Fix to the wall and the floor.
    You can get the special bolts/raw plugs from a good builders merchant if you tell them what it is your doing.
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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    What you need to fix securely to modern light weight blocks are chemical anchors. Basically bolts that are fixed using epoxy - drill the hole, place the epoxy, push the bolt in and allow to set.

    Screwfix do em I think if not try your local builders merchant (not B&Q)
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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    I live in a modern house as well, my father helped me do mine. We used raw plugs and screws, its worked really well and it is not going anywhere.

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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    My house in only 3 years old...I used Rawl Baolts and fixed to an outside facing wall...

    If you get long enough bolts and drill deep enough thius should suffice...

    I would go for 6 rather than the required 4 though...
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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    Hi, I'm new to this too, you could try chemfix, check out a specialist fixings site, not local DIY, it should stop the bolts pulling out, my builder mate tells me, they hold up buildings with the stuff.

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    Re: Fixing Gun Cabinet to wall in new house

    Chemical Fixings all the way.....

    We use these loads at work (Steel Framed Buildings) for securing Door Posts / Flooring Shelf Angles / Canopies etc to concrete, Blockwork & Brickwork walls.

    We use either Hilti or Fischer.

    My cabinet is held on using Fischer Chemical M10x130 Threaded Anchors - 4 No. in the Wall, 2 No. in the Conc Floor.Positioned to an outside wall, drilled through the dryline plasterboard into the blockwork (luckilly in my case solid conc blocks)

    It is definately going nowhere...

    If I move i'll probably have to angle grind the ones in the floor off just so I can pull the cabinet off the threaded wall studs.

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