Can I put a heavy safe upstairs?

Can I put a heavy safe upstairs?

Yes, you can! Though a gun safe is not only heavy but also bulky in size, it doesn’t matter if you consider its weight and its position on the floor. For gun owners who live in high-rise apartments or two-story houses, this issue has probably come up at least once.

Can you put a gun safe on the second floor of a house?

Hands down, one of the most common questions we get is, “Can I install a safe on the second floor of my home?” The short answer is yes. It’s your choice where your safe is installed.

How much weight can a floor hold for a safe?

The building code requires the residential floor to be able to support a 40 psf (pounds per square feet) live load. For your safe that weighs 300lbs, it requires a footprint that covers an area of 300/40 = 7.5 SF (square feet).

Can you put a 400 lb safe upstairs?

Depends on the quality and strength of your stairs, of course. Whatever the quality and strength, it’ll be better if you can spread the load across several steps’ worth of joists. But then, at sub-500lbs, it’s only like two big adults walking by. It’s unlikely to collapse.

Can you put a gun safe in a garage?

It’s best to avoid placing our gun safes in the garage, but if there is no other choice, it’s a good practice to bolt it to the floor and build a closet around it. Although the gun safe can be placed inside a bedroom closet, the best place is once again the basement.

What Dolly moves gun safe?

Borrow or rent a heavy-duty appliance dolly for moving your gun safe, along with supporting straps or ropes and thick moving blankets. When renting equipment from a moving company, you’ll need to know the dimensions and weight of your safe.

How much weight can an upstairs floor hold?

The load capacity of a second floor in a home is regulated at 40 lbs. per square foot. For bedrooms, the capacity is 30 lbs. per square foot.

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