Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gun Vault Construction, A Step by Step Guide

Building a security vault in a new home can be accomplished in several ways. Many vaults that are built inside the home are made using a concrete block wall or poured concrete walls. Often times a vault that is built in a basement will have poured walls, while a free standing vault in a garage area is generally of block construction.

Over the course of the next few months we'll be posting blog entries to give you an intimate look into the construction of a gun vault and utilizing the Schwab Vault Door from Schwab Safe. Our goal is to provide custom home builders and architects with an intimate view into the installation of a vault door including the frame, setting the door and a view of a finished gun vault.

The picture above is a standard block wall room that will be used a security vault when the construction phase is complete. The owner has chosen to use a Schwab 2-hour fire rated steel vault door and has left a rough opening (RO) of 42.5" W x 83.5" Wide. This rough masonry opening will accomodate a Model # 7832 vault door.

As the construction process continues this blog will feature a video for the installation of the fire insulated door and the step by step photos from opening the crate to mounting the door into position.

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