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    Hi Guys,

    I was hoping someone may offer an opinion.

    I just found this under the sink in the old down stairs laundry

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    Does anyone have any ideas how to open it, it is attached to the floor (my guess bolted internally)

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Justin
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbum1971 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I was hoping someone may offer an opinion.

    I just found this under the sink in the old down stairs laundry



    Does anyone have any ideas how to open it, it is attached to the floor (my guess bolted internally)

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Justin
    I don't think I'd worry about being gentle, a crowbar underneath to see if it can be levered, chances are its that badly corroded it may release itself, or an angle grinder if it can be used safely to cut off the top and get to the bolts. It would seem unlikely there would be anything of value in it.

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    As above, but you never know so be careful with sparks, with luck it is full of fivers

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    Cheers Guys,

    I don't have a crow big enough so will have to borrow one and move some of the racking in there around (it is where I keep the plonk). After cleaning it up a bit I noticed there were 2 holes on the side which had some plugs in (guessing there are alternative anchor points if you wanted to have it on it's side. I pushed one of them through and had a poke with a screw driver and there is definitely something in there. Anyway it has been there 2 years without my knowledge and up to 90 before that so it will have to wait to another day.

    Thanks for the ideas!

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    Justin, you're killing me mate! I'd be dying to find out what's inside! Grinder, crow bar, dynamite, anything! Just get it open and let us know what you found! Hopefully not just an old packet of laundry detergent that is way past its used by date.

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    I'd like to know as well, there are formulations you can get off the net involving various easily obtainable products that should blow it off its anchors, how about a quick and explosive mix up so we can all find out what is in there.

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    You need to tie a rope around it and out the window and onto the back of the ute. Then drive off. Might be fun...
    no rope? then use a big chain. Remember to have all onlookers stand back though. You would not want to have them get to the goodies first...

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    could be an ammo safe... get a plumber or mechanic to lend you a snake to look inside.
    sorry for the ramble.

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    Didn't Ronnie Biggs live at Warriewood for a while? How about a Kango into the slab?

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    I did think about a car, chain and tow bar until I realised it would have to go around a corner. I could probably get away with a small explosion without anyone noticing although I am sure the CEO would find out someway. A Kanga might be the go, I was going to hit it a few times with a sledge to see if it moves but someone it would appear has borrowed it, or I have put it some where thinking it would be a great idea and have forgotten where that was.

    Now however it is an ongoing project for next weekend, cheers for the help as soon as I have it open I will show off the loot.

    Justin

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    We found an old safe at our place as well. We were able to lift it out with the slab attached using a rope. We then cut it open with an angle grinder, which made light work of it. Unfortunately, there was nothing inside

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    Default The bloody safe

    OK, you've got all the renovating queens in Oz salivating, you have to open the damn thing somehow! Get to it for all of us!

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    come on....

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    Waiting
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    I used to build safes a long time ago. It occurred to me that if I ever wanted to get into one without a key, my approach would have been to knock the lock off the door. A sledge hammer and large punch on the key hole might do the trick. (Or a hydraulic press if you have access to one.) If it is hit hard enough the force would break the lock mounts. Though, the lock will have a protective cover to prevent the lock from dropping off the back of the door. In which case you will need a few more hits to dislodge (strip the bolts or break the welds) on the protective cover. You might have to do a bit of drilling to provide access. Though, a few of the ones I made I put a spring loaded bolt on that would shoot into a recess to prevent the door from opening in the event the lock fell off the back. And now I'm thinking of it some of the classy makers commonly put glass inside the door that in then event of exessive force the glass will break and a bolt will shoot into a recess. Though, yours looks fairly small and primitive.

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    Come on...what's wrong with a little stick of jelly. Surely it couldn't do that much harm. I might have to duck over to Justin's place myself and speed this process up.

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    Can you still buy gelignite?
    I could come around and help you mix up a few kilos of "Chuckensh*t" as Ampho used to be called at my dads workplace

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbum1971 View Post
    I did think about a car, chain and tow bar until I realised it would have to go around a corner. I could probably get away with a small explosion without anyone noticing although I am sure the CEO would find out someway. A Kanga might be the go, I was going to hit it a few times with a sledge to see if it moves but someone it would appear has borrowed it, or I have put it some where thinking it would be a great idea and have forgotten where that was.

    Now however it is an ongoing project for next weekend, cheers for the help as soon as I have it open I will show off the loot.

    Justin
    Hope your not watching the footy this weekend and are going to make us wait another week?

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    I would've had this open somewhere between post 1 and 2

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    Justin needs to get his better half on the job....she would have had it opened by now and we wouldn't have to wait all this time!! .....ROFLMHO!!



    .....otoh, maybe it was full of fivers and he's left the country?

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    Actually I am beginning to think it has been opened already and he is keeping quiet about the contents, probably old diamonds ; gold and jewels and ancient pictures of a "Certain type"

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    ....and you really think he's not going to tell us, his loyal friends??? What kind of person would do that??? ROFLMHO!!





    Quote Originally Posted by Moondog55 View Post
    Actually I am beginning to think it has been opened already and he is keeping quiet about the contents, probably old diamonds ; gold and jewels and ancient pictures of a "Certain type"

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    some scenarios,
    1. he struck it rich and left the country for a better life
    2. he used an explosive and killed himself
    3. there was a bomb in it that he exploded and killed himself
    4. someone found out he found the safe containing millions and shot him and stole it
    5. he is too eargerly trying to open it to get back on here to tell us.

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    Maybe we should turn up and hold a working bee

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzzzza View Post
    some scenarios,
    1. he struck it rich and left the country for a better life
    2. he used an explosive and killed himself
    3. there was a bomb in it that he exploded and killed himself
    4. someone found out he found the safe containing millions and shot him and stole it
    5. he is too eagerly trying to open it to get back on here to tell us.
    6. He's rolling on the floor pissing himself laughing at the state he's wound us all up into...
    I had a life, but my job ate it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaysideNana View Post
    ....and you really think he's not going to tell us, his loyal friends??? What kind of person would do that??? ROFLMHO!!

    or it was like the Titanic full of water and mud.....

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    He has until 11AM tomorrow ( Eastern Standard Summer Day-lite Savings time ) to put us out of out misery or we come around with the bulldozers and sledgehammers to do it ourselves

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    Waiting waiting waiting ...........

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    Just found this topic and now I too am interested.
    WHAT WAS IN THERE?????

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    Perhaps it was booby trapped and he's not with us anymore?

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    The OP was last seen buying a first class ticket to Rio

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    Default THE Safe

    C'mon now .... WTF was in there? You are among frends, we won't tell the rozzers or the ATO ... as long as we get our cut .....


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