How to Install A Wall Safe
How to Install A Wall Safe
While this video shows how to install a V-Line Quick Vault, most wall safes use the same method for installation.
Hi, my name is Mary, and I am with V-line Industries, and today we are going to show you how to install the V-line Quick Vault in the wall.
Okay, the first thing we have to do is find out where our studs are. You also want to make sure there is no electrical, or plumbing behind your wall. There are two ways to do that, we can use a studfinder, which you can get at any hardware store, and that just lines up, and when you have a stud, the lights light up. Or, if you do not want to buy a stud finder, and you do not have one you just tap on the wall, and you can hear the difference between where the stud is, and where it is not.
And once you locate your studs, you want to mark them and that is where we are going to cut our hole, in between those two studs.
Okay, so we have our drywall knife, you can use other knives, other tools we chose the drywall knife, so basically, you take your knife, and just poke your hole in the wall.
Once you get through, you are just going to cut your hole out. We just cut a small hole, so that we can double check and make sure that we do not have any electrical or plumbing back here. We did find one little cable wire, so we took Our coat hanger apart, and slid that down in here, and just double checked that we are lined up with our stud here, and with our stud on this side,our little cable wire is not going to be a big deal, we are just going to push that out of the way, and we are already, now, to make our hole bigger, so we can slide our safe in.
We have our hole all cut, we are going to just clean up this edge a little bit, and we are going to be ready to put our safe in the wall.
Okay, we have our hole all cut and now we are ready to put our vault in the wall. So, we just slide it in our hole, and then open it up.
We have our felt sides off, and we are going to mark our holes, so we can do some starter holes in the studs. There are two holes on each side. And slide it back out again, so we can start some starter holes in the wall. There is a good little mark there to start drilling.
Okay, so we have our holes all started, we are going to put our safe back in the wall, and we have got fastening lag bolts, included we are going to take these guys out, and washers and we just put those right through the holes we started and right through the safe.
And we get our ratchet and we are ready to go. What you want to do too, is to get all four started in there, you do not want to tighten one down then go and tighten the other one. You just get all four of them done and then you go back in and do that final tightening on all of them. Just get them snug tight, do not crank them down too hard.
Okay, we are all secure there. Now our next step. We are ready to put our shelf in. Now in the back wall of the safe, we have got these slits in the felt. So we are going to pull the felt apart right at the slit, and you can see behind the slit here, it is lined with little holes and that's what our shelf screws into. So you just pick the desired height that you want your shelf. You have got both sides here, so I have separated the felt here and found my two holes what I am going to do is set my shelf in place, you have to angle it up to get it in and then we are going to line up the hole through the bottom of the shelf and then it goes right into the hole in the back wall we have our shelf and we are going to just tighten our screws down little bit more.
And check our door, perfect. So we are all finished now, we have got our vault installed and the shelf is in place, so I am all ready to fill it up now. Clean up, it does make a little bit of a mess, ladies, so we are going to bring the vacuum in and get up the drywall dust.
We had a little faux pas here, I was thinking, I wanted it higher, but I had our closet bracket in the way. So we will just touch that up with some paint, no, big deal.
The other drywall cuts are all hidden by our flange here.
If you are going to put this in a room it is flush enough, you can hang a picture over it and completely hide it. It sticks out maybe 1/16 of an inch or so, your knob sticks out just a touch over the flange.
You are all set. It is really easy to use, you just turn the knob, push in the buttons, for the code you set, we will go over that in just a minute. It is so fast and easy to use. Thanks again for watching.