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 Post subject: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:34 pm 
Old School Hero

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Hey there

Just moved into a new place for university and we have almost three grand's worth of bikes in a shed which has hinges you can remove with a screw driver... Got a ground anchor and a 120dB alarm to lock to, but it's pretty tricky to get your bike out if someone has locked theirs in front of it.

Would prefer to spend some time making the door more sturdy. Any tips? Was thinking two more bolts top and bottom so that the door can't be removed and opened outwards.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Make sure your screws on the hinges are tight then damage the heads of the screws so it cant be removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Internal hinges would have been better, the type you fit when the door is in the open position.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Ideally use coach bolts with very large repair washers on the inside to spread the load. At the very least use those security screws that only go in not out. Ideally your hasp will close so that it covers all fixings. If you can drill the base and install a secure tie down with chemical fixings if possible.

Alternatively keep your bikes in a secure location elsewhere and use a beater or sleeper.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:09 pm 
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This would be better


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:12 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Internal hinges would have been better, the type you fit when the door is in the open position.


I think their called butt hinges.


The coach bolt is a good idea but you cant always get access to all of the bolt ends.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:14 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
This would be better



That just SCREAMS hey Ive got something really valuable in here :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Well you have! It's a shed. If they want in, its not a problem is it. It's about noise and inconvenience. Alarms on door not bikes are better for same reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:30 pm 
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I think your insurance will run a mile if they see bikes of that value in a shared shed especially if it is ramshackle.


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 Post subject: Re: Securing shed?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:45 pm 
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If you're in a town, the simple answer with securing bikes of that value in a shed is DON'T. Doesn't matter how well you secure the door, if someone wants to get in they can pull the wall out with a hammer.


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