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    SAFE CRACKING REPAIRS/ADVISE NEEDED

    i have an old major safe that i hadnt opened for a couple of years & because the dial didnt turn easy decided to use my channel locks to turn the knob. must have broken the shear pin. i need to know how to take the bezel & knob off so i can spray some wd in to loosen up things & then open it up from the holes the locksmith drilled in it to reset the combo several years ago.
    any locksmiths in the forum??

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    Might want to rename the thread to "Safe Cracking Needed."
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    Marvin.

    I changed the title, to a more fitting one for our site.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    i have an old major safe that i hadnt opened for a couple of years & because the dial didnt turn easy decided to use my channel locks to turn the knob. must have broken the shear pin. i need to know how to take the bezel & knob off so i can spray some wd in to loosen up things & then open it up from the holes the locksmith drilled in it to reset the combo several years ago.
    any locksmiths in the forum??
    I've got two real safes. Not the Home Depot or sporting good store type. I remember the smith had to have the doors open before the dial/bezel would come loose. If this is a real safe, hire a pro before it gets so messed up, it can never be opened.

    If it's a disposable kind, flip it and go in from the bottom.

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    this is a real safe but when he came out before he had the bezel removed &
    drliied it in 3 places to get to where he could align the combo.
    at 500 lbx. kind of hard to load it up so guess ill have to hire a pro.

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    You do have the combination for this, don't you?
    I hate to think what it would cost to have it drilled out.
    Does this unit have a TL or TRTL rating?




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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    You do have the combination for this, don't you?
    I hate to think what it would cost to have it drilled out.
    Does this unit have a TL or TRTL rating?




    http://www.mistymorn.com/ulterms.html
    i know the combo. no idea of its ratings. when open it has 4 1 in.
    dia. lugs that lock into the outer frame. probably will be better off having the lock & key man come out guess he needs to eat too.
    sure wish i hadnt gotten rid of the truck with a lift gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    i know the combo. no idea of its ratings. when open it has 4 1 in.
    dia. lugs that lock into the outer frame. probably will be better off having the lock & key man come out guess he needs to eat too.
    sure wish i hadnt gotten rid of the truck with a lift gate.
    If you have the combo, that's the most important thing.
    You won't be sorry calling the locksmith. Money well spent.

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    I'll see if I can get the number for one of my competitor's off and on service tech's. He likes to mess around with safes.
    I guess I'll have to get you the prison's phone #, his Prisoner # and maybe his cell #, (no pun intended).
    He broke into a restaurant here and and attacked this big old safe (nothing in it, was there when they bought the place and to big to move). Spent @10 years in the pokey for that, then sent us a resume from there looking for a job when he got out.
    He went back to work for the same guy then tried to break into another customer's restaurant. Got caught.
    (Think I talked @ this before, sorry).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamas View Post
    I'll see if I can get the number for one of my competitor's off and on service tech's. He likes to mess around with safes.
    I guess I'll have to get you the prison's phone #, his Prisoner # and maybe his cell #, (no pun intended).
    He broke into a restaurant here and and attacked this big old safe (nothing in it, was there when they bought the place and to big to move). Spent @10 years in the pokey for that, then sent us a resume from there looking for a job when he got out.
    He went back to work for the same guy then tried to break into another customer's restaurant. Got caught.
    (Think I talked @ this before, sorry).
    What the crap is the matter with that guy! Drugs?

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    He's a good safe cracker.
    Just not a good break in and entry guy.
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    Not really good at it at all. It was Beer-30 for the help inside when he started going at the back door with a crowbar.
    Skinny guy with a crow bar trying to take on 2 Russians, an Italian and some Hispanic guy.
    He lost. His helper took off in the co. van. Didn't get far.

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    Drill a hole in the top. Fill with water. Insert some self-oxygenated plystic, light and wait. Physics take over the the door blows off.

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