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I recently bought a small house with a nice size garage. There really isn’t a spot inside the house for a safe so I’m debating putting a safe in the garage. I know it’s not optimum but is it a terrible idea?

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When I lived there, I had my safe in the garage. Had a golden rod & a rechargeable dehumidifier.

Never had any issues. I had mine bolted to the floor & wall. 
Realize if someone breaks in, it will be easier for them to get the safe out of the garage then if it was in your house.

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4 minutes ago, njpilot said:

When I lived there, I had my safe in the garage. Had a golden rod & a rechargeable dehumidifier.

Never had any issues. I had mine bolted to the floor & wall. 
Realize if someone breaks in, it will be easier for them to get the safe out of the garage then if it was in your house.

Exactly. That's why some kind of alarm system is also recommended. Given enough time any safe can be defeated or removed.

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I went to Tractor Supply and got a section of 1/4" rubber mat designed for horse stalls. You can buy it by the foot. That's sandwiched between the bottom of the safe and the basement floor to prevent moisture migration. You can cut it to fit the safe footprint, and it complicates trying to get a prybar wedged in underneath. It worked well and didn't complicate bolting the safe to the concrete floor.

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1 hour ago, 45Doll said:

I went to Tractor Supply and got a section of 1/4" rubber mat designed for horse stalls. You can buy it by the foot. That's sandwiched between the bottom of the safe and the basement floor to prevent moisture migration. You can cut it to fit the safe footprint, and it complicates trying to get a prybar wedged in underneath. It worked well and didn't complicate bolting the safe to the concrete floor.

Moo mats FTW!

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