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Removing a key safe (resolved)

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by ikearns, 16 Feb 2017.

  1. ikearns

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    We have had a four digit combination key safe by the front door for a number of years to allow carers into the house for my father, as circumstances have now changed (my father passed away last year) I thought I would either remove it or relocate it somewhere less obvious however when trying the known combination I cannot get it to open. I am thinking something has slipped with the mechanism or the tumblers have failed.

    I don't mind if the safe is knackered at the end but what is the easiest way to remove it? I don't want to batter it with a lump hammer as it may damage the brick and as it is in an obvious location then it would be unsightly.

    Have your usual power tools available if anyone has any tips.

    Cheers

    Ian
     
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    Bolster chisel down the back of it ....
     
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    Trying my best not to damage brick work. Cheers though.
     
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    Normally they only have a cpouple of screws holding them to the wall

    You could try a pad saw hacksaw slipped down the back but if it was me I'd drill a series of holes in the front to open it and then remove the screws as normal
     
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    I removed one of these last year using an angle grinder to cut away the "lock" so could then open it up and remove the screws securing it to the wall.
     
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    I thought it might come down to an angle grinder. I didn't know if it would be possible to drill the corners out and remove the hinge.
     
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    angle grinder corner to corner then all round sides then you can get to screws to take it off
     
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    What type of lock is it, push button or four numbered wheels to turn. There are ways to "discover" the combination on some types of key safe. If your safe is one of those I will send you a PM on how to try and discover the combination.
     
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    Thanks for the pointers and suggestions. Key safe now removed using a drill and angle grinder. Drilled the corners that held the metal rod/hinge. Then used the angle grinder to go over the top where the locking mechanism. Removed a lot easier than I thought it would.
     
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