Moving a safe, how many friends to bribe?
This is a discussion on Moving a safe, how many friends to bribe? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
May 22nd, 2008 07:43 AM
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.)
May 22nd, 2008 07:43 AM
May 22nd, 2008 01:25 PM
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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May 22nd, 2008 01:29 PM
From my viewpoint, this is the correct answer.
Originally Posted by David in FL
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May 22nd, 2008 01:30 PM
Originally Posted by dukalmighty
I will have to keep this in mind for future use.
May 22nd, 2008 02:09 PM
Pay the pros, not worth it to do it yourself.
May 22nd, 2008 02:10 PM
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.
May 22nd, 2008 02:48 PM
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.
May 22nd, 2008 11:44 PM
Get your friends together...won't take long...you still be healthy...and some friendships may grow...
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