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Is there any reason you can't keep a small floor safe on its back or side permanently? Answered

I have a small fire safe that I want to secure, but the anchor hole is on the bottom and I have no way to secure it to the floor (apartment). I do have a way to anchor it to the wall, however.  Is there any reason I couldn't leave it permanently laying on its side or back, rather than upright like normal?

Might be a stupid question, but I don't want to risk damage to an expensive unit.

Thanks.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

3 years ago

The only problem I see could be the actual locking mechanics.
Most small and cheap safe systems only use quite weak springs to hold moving parts in place.
Especially models with electronic locks tend to get into trouble if not mounted in the right way as the relay hold the locking bolts and their weight can prevent proper opration.
Best way is to put it into the desired position and try the lock a few times in comparison with being in the normal position.
If the lock moves hard or you feel too much resistance then I would not do it.

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iceng
iceng

3 years ago

Fire safes are designed to fall through several burn floors, land sideways or upside down and still work.

I hope your wall is more then sheet rock.