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03-18-2012, 15:01
So I found a safe at a local retailer that had been dropped in delivery, and got an excellent deal for buying it damaged. The interior shelves were all laying in the floor of the safe, all the brackets had fallen off, but biggest issue was that the inside door panel that is basically just a piece of sheetrock with felt on the front is broken and out of the door. Issue is that there is a lip at the top and bottom that the panel goes into, so i am unsure how to replace without cutting the door or using multiple pieces to insert.

It is a Cannon Safe

So I have 2 questions.

1. is that piece functional as part of the fire resistance or only cosmetic to hide the internal parts of the safe door?
2. has anyone replaced inside door panel on a safe without cutting the door or replacing with multiple pieces?

03-18-2012, 18:41
Yes, it is part of your fire lining. It sounds like your new panel needs to be cut the same size as the old panel, then hook the bottom, hold the center out, flex the top into place, then let the center straighten out while guiding the top into the lip. That is how we install new wood trailer floors, anyhow.

03-18-2012, 18:45
Without actually seeing what you are describing, it sounds as if the inside back of the door is just drywall.

You might be able to get a piece of sheetmetal and line the inside back of the door, then screw/mount drywall to that.

However, you might want to give Cannon a call.
The site you listed, shows a "Limited Lifetime Warranty".
Explain that the safe was dropped by the reseller.
Cannon 'might' offer to fix the safe for nothing/next to nothing.

03-18-2012, 18:47
Here is a photo

the insert is sitting on top. So is the sheetrock just standard stuff, or is it special stuff designed for this application?

03-18-2012, 18:55
Just a WAG, but, was this safe at Tractor Supply?????
(4 locking bolts on the 'latch' side, only.)

The inside panel on the front door is just 'plain' drywall.

You may very well be able to replace that piece as waynokarider01 said.

03-18-2012, 18:58
I have the same model safe I think the sheetrock is special to make it fire resistant. Call cannon maybe they can send you out a new wall to put in it.

03-18-2012, 19:03

And that was a great suggestion, I was able to make the old panel fit.

Yes, this was a safe at Tractor supply.

03-18-2012, 19:04
Thanks for all the input, it helped...I do plan to call Cannon, and tell them what happened, see if they will replace the panel to ensure it will still meet fire resistance as specified.

03-18-2012, 19:13
Nicely done. The fire resistance measure safe companies use is often based on a piece of paper catching on fire, somewhere around 400 degrees.

03-19-2012, 13:55
In home building we use 5/8" sheetrock for fire protection.