Using fire rated sheetrock for safe, AIRGAP?????

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    For those that do their own fireproofing be it for money saving or to have more interior room inside your safe. How did you do it?

    I read that most use layers of sheetrock around the safe but some say you need a gap between the safe and the sheetrock (6 inches?). What is the purpose of this? Seems like this space would just allow the heat to get into the gap and make the fireproofing less effective.

    Would putting multible layers right against the safe be bad?
     
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    Looks good:)

    Does this go directly onto the outside of the safe or does it need a gap?
     
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    If I remember reading correctly. The airgap is for moisture escaping from the sheetrock which helps cool the safe to prevent internal documents and other things from scorching.
     
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    I know thats how it works when lined inside a firesafe but on the outside i dont see how it helps. Having airgap on outside compared to pressing it right up to the safe still confuses me