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Rhino and BIGHORN Safes

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OK, for this video, we'll demonstrate how to install your retrofit shaft assembly. You'll need a minimum of two tools, adjustable wrench, and a Phillips head screwdriver. If you have a cordless drill like this, it will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to do this retrofit. So the first thing we'll do as you approach your safe, go ahead and open the door, and then, extend the door bolts to the locked position as I've done here. The next thing is to take your screwdriver, or in this case, the cordless screwdriver, and start loosening these screws that are around the perimeter of the door back. Start at the bottom, and do the bottom and both sides, leaving the top screws intact. OK, now, for the last screws that are holding this piece of sheetrock with fabric on it, what you can do is, either with your left or your right foot, you can support the bottom of this panel as you loosen the last screws. If you've loosened all of them, the panel should lift away like that, and then you can set it aside. Be careful not to scratch the finish of your say with the screws that might still be sticking through. You can see that you can leave the screws in, as you don't have to pull them all the way out of the sheetrock. You can leave them in this way so that you can keep track of them. The next step is to take your adjustable wrench and find the shaft retaining nut. It's in the center of the mechanism right here. You'll see a round disk with the nut in the center of it. Go ahead and put your adjustable wrench on it, and rotate counterclockwise and remove the nut. On the nut, there'll be a small washer and then this disk with five holes in it. Go ahead and set that aside. Now take your Phillips head screwdriver, and what you want to do is put the tip of the screwdriver on the end of the shaft. And then reach around on the other side where the handle is and push with the screwdriver so that the screwdriver follows the tip the shaft all the way out, through the front of the safe, so that, at the end, the tip of your screwdriver is left sticking out through the front of your safe. What this does is it prevents the parts from coming out of alignment and holds everything in place so that when you reinsert the new shaft, it will go in smoothly. Now you set your old shaft assembly aside, and get your new shaft assembly. The new shaft assembly comes with an X on one side of it. This is the side that should be facing up. Now, what you're going to do is go to the front of your safe, and with the X facing up, you're going to put the tip of the shaft against the tip of the screwdriver and slowly insert it. Now, once it sticks through like this, as it's coming through, you want let it push the screwdriver out, OK? And hold some pressure against the screwdriver as you're doing this, so that the shaft follows it closely, because there's a washer behind this plate. You need to thread the shaft through the center of that washer, and then through this plate. If you have difficulties getting the shaft assembly, if there's a gap here, and you have difficulties getting it seated all the way, what you may need to do is lift up on this gear plate just a little bit, and it should allow the shaft the go all the rest of the way in. Then you're going to take your plate, put it on. Align the holes in this plate with the rivet heads on the gear plate. Then you're going to take your washer, install the washer over the shaft, then take the nut and install the nut, the shaft retaining nut. Go back to your adjustable wrench and tighten clockwise. It doesn't need to be too tight. It just needs to be snug. Go ahead and check the operation. [BEEPS] Make sure that it doesn't bind. If it does bind, you may need to loosen that nut up a little bit. If there's slop in the shaft handle, then you may need to tighten it a little bit. OK, once you've checked the operation several times and you're comfortable that it's working properly, you're ready to go ahead and put the door back panel back on. So we've made sure that we've got the large ring, the washer, and the nut on in that order. Now we're going to take our cordless screwdriver, or you can take your Phillips head, and we're going to reinstall the door panel. Now, this is probably the trickiest part of it. Just make sure that you get the screw threaded into the hole. And you've got to get the first one done, because that'll hold the weight. So when you're holding the sheetrock panel up, look and see to make sure that you've got the screw aligned with the hole to get the first one seated. Then you can go ahead. It'll be much easier to get the second one, OK? Then go down to the bottom and do the bottom set. Now, the bottom ones, you may need to pick up on this panel. Just gently apply some pressure to make it easier for those screws to find the holes. So I'm just gently picking up this panel with my left hand. Then work your way up the sides. You don't need to tighten the screws all the way. You're just trying to get them seated and threaded. Seated into the metal thread that are in this part of the door. And once you know that the door panels line and everything's seated, then you can go back and you can snug them up. Remember, this is sheetrock. You don't want to tighten them too much because it will crush the sheetrock. So just get them snug enough to hold it in place. If there's any sheetrock dust on the fabric, you can just brush it off. And the last thing to do is to take the handles off of your old shaft, your hub assembly here, and apply them to the new one. And they just thread in. They loosen counterclockwise and tighten clockwise. OK. If, while you're doing the install, the screwdriver comes out and the door gets [? jarred, ?] the washer may fall out from behind this plate. This washer actually has to be on the shaft. It goes behind this plate. If this happens, what you'll need to do is rotate the plate on the gears and then install the shaft. Put the shaft through until it starts to come through right here, and then put the washer over that shaft, and then rotate this back this way into position. Then you'll need to feed the shaft back through. If you have any difficulties with this, please call us and we'll talk you through it.