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How to move 575 lb. safe into 2nd-story apartment?

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    No names to mention but - I know I have seen reduced width versions - maybe nearer your weight limit.

    That might keep you going until get another in future - you'll need more safe space then anyways
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    I just checked with the apartment property manager, and he said that there is not a weight limit. These are fairly new apartments and the floors in between the stories are concrete.

    So I'm leaving the possibility open for a full size safe, but how the crap do I move it up the stairs?
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    I helped my dad move his gun safe into the basement and it was heavy. The basement is concrete slab. So, if I were you I would go smaller because it may go through the floor and crush something or somebody.
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    OK - if floors concrete beam/truss then weight not an issue it seems.

    How to do the stairs tho - quite simply - MUSCLE!! I'd suggest some removal type webbing straps be employed too to reduce bending and risk to back.

    Two guys at bottom and two at top with straps - and do a lift for each stair rise - co-ordinated ''power'' lifts work well as long as everyone in synchrony. Use dolly of course elsewhere.

    With enough guys on it it'll be awkward but easy - but has to be done (beware pun) safe too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaltered
    So I'm leaving the possibility open for a full size safe, but how the crap do I move it up the stairs?
    Find a dealer that delivers, and let the delivery guy worry about it.

    When you move, hire a moving company and let them worry about it.
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    What I did was just use two safe's. It even takes up less space than a vault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanksoldier
    Find a dealer that delivers, and let the delivery guy worry about it.

    When you move, hire a moving company and let them worry about it.
    Shucks, I thought you were going to advise using one of those tank recovery tracks...forget the number. M88 maybe?
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    i would say go to the ( pick one gym / pub / starbucks .. ect LOL and recruit some loafers cheap) note starbucks may cost ya a fiew double lates ( or howeaver da hell ya speel that yupee coffee lol ) , thats just me tho lol

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    Depends on where you get the safe some places deliver for a small fee.merlin45k out

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    Been there done that!!! The answer is simple remove the door it comes off the hinges when the door is opened. 600 lb safe can now be moved with a dolly and 2 people.

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    Redneck Repairs has the right idea. Go to your local gym and recruit four of the powerlifters. It'll cost ya probably about $100, but is worth it. (You also may be able to wave a whey protien shake under their noses.) They know how to lift heavy weight without getting hurt and most of them are nice fellows.
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