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yuli1963

07:39AM | 12/20/06
Member Since: 12/19/06
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I would like to install an in-wall safe (weight, approximately 50 lbs). I checked the walls in my office, and it appears that the studs are metal, not wood. Is the installation method the same as for wooden studs ? Since the metal studs are not as rigid as the wooden ones, any concerns that the studs will bend, causing the drywall to warp and crack ? Thank you. YM

fourchalk

10:25PM | 02/05/07
Member Since: 01/18/06
21 lifetime posts
Do not install a wall safe in metal studs!!

If you must install a wall safe, make sure you fit it in framed double studding. This will create a greater challenge for thieves as well as prevent drywall warping and cracking.

Frank Fourchalk

Security Consultant/Columnist

http://www.yourhomesecurity.ca

HammerTime01

08:30PM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
26 lifetime posts
what's a good alternative to a wall safe?

SkyDrive141

04:51AM | 12/19/12
Member Since: 12/19/12
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