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LeFebure Safe
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I am trying to have a LeFebure safe removed. The removal company asked approximately how much the safe weighs.

The safe is 21"w x 24"d x 28"h. I'm not certain of the model number.

The bottom compartment is empty and we can't get the top one to open but assume it is empty as well.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

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Amy,

This appears to be a plate steel safe.   No composite or fire insulation material.    Steel basically weighs 42 lbs per square foot 1" thick.
It appears to be a TL-15 depository - drops from the upper compartment into the lower compartment.

Figuring 1" thick walls, and a 1-1/2" doors, based on your measurements, the safe would weigh aroun 1250 to 1300 lbs.    If the safe has 1/2" walls and a 1" door, it would be around 1/2 that weight.  about 630 to 650 lbs.

Hope this helps.

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