Anyone got any ideas how to break into a safe?
There’s a rather large, locked safe in our cellar, with a key that has a tag which states “Cellar Safe” on it, but it doesn’t turn. I’ve WD-40’d the lock to no effect. I’m rather curious about the contents…
Posted 5 years ago
It’s about 2 1/2 foot high, 2 foot wide and I can’t even move it, let alone lift it up three flights of stairs before using it to destroy the patio, so I’m ruling that one out.
Thermite / dynamite etc, a little risky give the above and the fact it’s sitting in the foundations of my house.
Freezer is too small.
Don’t have a stethoscope, nor access to a friendly doctor.
Might squirt some 3in1 into the lock tonight and see if that frees anything up. The thing to the left of the key looks like it could have been a handle at some point but has broken off. I haven’t been able to get it to turn, but will attack that again this evening.Posted 5 years agomichaelbowdenSubscriber
meesterbond – Member
get proper penetrating fluid, not wd40 or 3 in 1.
PlusGas if you can stil get it, then having left it to soak, liberal use of a proper sized hammer around the lock (without damaging it) to shake the lock compnents free from each otherPosted 5 years agocrankboyMember
Cold chisel and lump hammer start at a back corner the steel if in sheets can be peeled back then once you have got it going a sledgehammer. Aprox 8 hours work for two strong men.
You have the key and it won’t turn so I assume the lock is seized and therefore unpickable . Try a massive dose of wd40 then add a long strong lever to the key and gently turn and unturn repeatedly you want a fraction of progress back off more than you gained then forwards a bit more and repeat if it starts to work strip take the key out oil or grease reinsert and carry on in the same way .Posted 5 years agorobinlaidlawMember
Heat will help the penetrating oil do it’s thing too, so if you have a hot air gun it’d be worth alternating through soaking the lock with penetrating spray, heating it up as hot as you can and belting it with a rubber mallet. If nothing else the hot smells and steam/smoke make the whole process look more exciting.Posted 5 years ago
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