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Depends on the safe and the floor. If it is a wood floor and light weight safe, you drill through the safe bottom and then run bolts or screws into the floor through the bottom of the safe. If it is a concrete floor, you need to measure, drill set molly bolt anchors, line up the safe holes with the molly anchors and set the bolts. IF it is a heavy safe, you don't need to worry about it.

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Required Tools:
Drill, Wrench, 7/16" (11.0mm) bit, for wood anchoring: 9/32" (7.20mm) bit, for masonry
anchoring: 3/8" (9.5Omm) masonry drill bit.
The steps are as follows:
1. Tip the safe on its right side. (Door hinges horizontal with the floor)
2. Unlock the safe and open the door.
3. Look on the bottom (outside) of the safe for two indentations in opposite corners. Using a
7/16" (11.0mm) bit, drill a hole through each indentation perpendicular to the bottom of the
4. Close the door and tip the safe upright. Place it where desired and reopen the door.
5. Use a screw or drill bit to mark the floor through both holes.
6. Move the safe aside to clear both marked spots for drilling.
7. Drill into the floor:
a. For wood:
i. Using a 9/32" (7.2mm) bit drill a hole 2 Y2" (64mm) deep in each marked
b. For masonry:
i. Using a 3/8" (9.50 mm) bit drill a hole 2 Y2" (64mm) deep in each marked
ii. Install a masonry anchor in each hole.
8. Replace the safe in the desired position, with the holes in the safe aligned with those in
the floor.
9. Securing the safe:
a. For wood:
i. Pass each lag screw through a washer, then through the safe and into a hole. .
ii. Tighten with a wrench. ,
b. For masonry:
i. Pass each lag screw through a washer, then through the safe and into a
masonry anchor.
ii. Tighten with a wrench.

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