Your Own Secret Hidden Safe! for Under $2

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With over 6 million break-ins across the nation a year, Here's a cheap quick and easy way to hide your smaller more valuable goodies!

*DISCLAIMER* This method is just a type of security through obscurity, If found there is NOTHING preventing access. Remember people can't steal what they can't find, something like this would best be suited behind a dresser or other furniture.

Below you will find a list of tools and supplies that you will need to do this.

1 - Single Gang Duplex Wall Plate - $0.18
1 - 15 Amp, 120 Volt Residential Grade Duplex Receptacle - $0.37
1 - Single Gang Cut-in box - $1.19

Roofing Nails/ Washers (if you don't have them already they will only be a few pennies)

These can all be purchased at your local hardware store (Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Valu)

Recommended Tools:
1.) Pliers
2.) Screwdriver
3.) Pencil
4.) Drywall Saw
5.) Small screwdriver (optional)

Step 1: Widen the Hole

First you are going to take the cut-in box and widen the holes where the screws are supposed to go into, use the little screwdriver or a roofing nail to do this, (there is a little metal tab inside that hole which needs to be bent out of the way so the roofing nails can slide in and out eaisly.

Step 2: Assemble the Cover

Now you are going to take the box lay it flat on the table, place the electrical outlet so the holes line up with those of the box, take the roofing nails and slide them through the washers and through the outlet holes and into the box. Next screw down the faceplate.

Step 3: Trace, Cut & Install

Now your going to take the box, place it openside against the wall, trace it out, and then use the drywall saw to cut it out. Place the box in the hole and tighten down the screws.

Step 4: Done!

You're all done! The faceplate assemble should now slide in and out of the box you installed in the wall, leaving a little room for some smaller valuable items! Enjoy!


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    ibwebb

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    BTW I meant to add this and mean NO DISRESPECT. Nothing funny about the sailors hurt on those things and honestly I think someone on both sides should be ashamed of this deal.

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    Coyote8

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I really want to see one with a working wireless switch.

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    tinker234

    6 years ago on Introduction

    sorry lost text meant that you plug in to it and it still works as a plug but inside there is a secret

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    csantiago3

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Well I love the idea perfect to hide the nice jewelery, thnks (:

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    crapflinger

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i bet you could remove the recepticle faces from the actual recepticle and maybe glue them into the face plate...or maybe put a small piece of cardboard or something behind them...that would give you more storage space

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    zomfibamecrapflinger

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yup, I've done that before; Paint the cardboard flat black so that the slots in the outlet face look more real. You can also make it wider by using a box that holds two or three outlets.

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    madhops0620zomfibame

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It just occurred to me that you could probably use a cable plug plate instead of an outlet, which would also give you more room

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    bbsuxcrapflinger

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I did something similar to this when I needed a concealed place to mount a camera to watch my vending machine. I had to use what was in the room to avoid tipping the perp off. So I took the lightswitch out and wirenutted the lights on. I then took the switch apart and took the handle part of the switch and the mount bracket (attached them with a peice of wire) so the switch could move up and down. I used the faceplate screw hole as the lens hole. Works pretty good -- its been there for 5 years and no one has discovered it. I've caught 6 people vandalizing and 3 people stealing.

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    PCfreakbbsux

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    cool i might have to try that cuz ive had ppl rocking my machines....i had one of those anti-tip/ rocking brackets but who ever it was managed to cut it usin a cut off wheel or something. i thought about moving it 2 a different location or put a expanded metal cage around it only leavin the selection buttions an product door open

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    Project D

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Suck on that? Suck on this: did you know that Tic-Tacs only have 1.5 calories?

    Silly Canadians.

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    punkhead58

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, it wasn't the Canadians directly, but rather, British soldiers occupying Canadian provinces.

    Don't you know yer history, eh?

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    reubyjayeneergcam

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    no ofence 4 yankee part u guys were just trying a take over of canada and we fought back

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    rodnrose

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks to everybody for proving my own beliefs to be true...as follows...
    All countries are awesome if they provide and take care of their own. Everyone should worry more about the people around you and your fellow countrymen(neihbors far and wide). The strength of a country is shown by the strength of its people and how they stick together, never by the strength of it's military.

    Peace

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    gmendoza38sc

    9 years ago on Step 4

    Hey a good place to hide me stash...i err mean valueables from the man!!