How to Open a Gardall Safe

If you have important documents in your home, such as business contracts, confidential negotiation documents or a passport, or valuables such as gold or jewelry, you can protect them from theft or prying eyes by storing them in a locked safe. A safe only unlocks when you turn its dial to the correct combination, a number that you keep secret. One option for storage is a Gardall safe, which you can open in a few steps.

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Step 1

Turn the safe's combination dial counterclockwise until the fourth time you reach your combination's first number. Stop on this number.

Step 2

Turn the dial clockwise until the third time you reach your combination's second number.

Step 3

Turn the dial counterclockwise until the second time you reach your combination's third number.

Step 4

Turn the dial clockwise until the first time you reach your combination's fourth number.

Step 5

Pull on the door's handle to open the safe.


Julius Vandersteen

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.