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    I helped JD move his safe into a THIRD FLOOR apartment. It took an appliance dolly with a strap, myself lifting/pushing plus JD and another fellow pulling/stabilizing from above. I think his was 600-700 pounds or so. I would not recommend moving such a safe without at least a total of three people (for stairs... flat ground, two would be enough.)

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    Beer and pizza for one, YOU. Sit in a comfortable chair, consuming items as needed. Watch the pros do it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    There are some things that I do with my checkbook. Cleaning out the gutters is one.......moving 600 pound safes is another.

    For not much more than the price of the beer and pizzas your buddies will go through, you can have someone who knows what they're doing (and is insured) do it for you.
    From my viewpoint, this is the correct answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    tell them it's full of beer and you can't open it til it is in the room and set up at that time you will receive a phone call from you're wife with the combination

    I will have to keep this in mind for future use.
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    Pay the pros, not worth it to do it yourself.

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    Some good advice here, I've moved several big safes before and I'd agree that you'd probably be better off paying someone else to do it. But, if you do decide to DIY, I have one valuable piece of advice I've learned over the years. Take the door off and move it in two pieces. The doors on those things are probably between 1/3 and 1/2 the wieght, they are much easier to manage in two pieces.

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    If I understand correct, you only have 1 set of 5 steps, or about a 3 foot change in elevation. Two buddies should be sufficient with a good dolly. When/if you need to slide it, it will scoot easily on carpet after removing the bolted cribbing from the base. Measure the doorways ahead of time and remove the leaf by the hinges if there is not at least an inch of clearance.

    Let us know how it turns out.
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