fire/security safe

blue_fastbackNovember 27, 2011

I am thinking about a fire safe for home to store some valuables and such. Most of the safes I see are rated for 1 hour at 1700 degrees. Is that really good enough or should I step up to a 2 hour at 1850 degree. I am looking at Sentry brand. All opinions are welcome.


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I am also looking for a safe so I can't help you there. I do think you will get more answers in a different forum. Maybe the finance one?

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 9:34PM
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I would say that, like anything else, you get what you pay for. The lower grade safe would withstand a smaller fire than the more expensive one.

Beyond that you'd have to find someone experienced in how they actually survive fires, which may be hard to do.

I would go with whatever you can afford, and remember that anything is better than no protection at all. :-]

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 1:51PM
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1. Have you looked at the reviews on Amazon? Sometimes those provide helpful insights.

2. Do what I do: Put irreplaceable items in a safety deposit box at a bank.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 5:42AM
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