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      08-22-2019, 06:59 PM   #23
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JC so many comments about how to move stuff, we figured out how to build pyramids and Stonehenge and shit and we were pretty fucking retarded back then...

I've got faith in you to figure this out
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the grass is the biggest issue. Whatever you put it on to roll down the hill is going to sink into the grass. controlling the decent would be easy enough with a winch or come along.
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      08-23-2019, 02:59 AM   #25
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even with 3 strong friends moving a 1k pound safe is going to be incredibly tough. I've watched 3-4 professionals struggle moving the safes around my business and that was with no tools and no slope.
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      08-23-2019, 05:44 AM   #26
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Just buy a new safe, and have it delivered to your new home.....
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      08-23-2019, 08:03 AM   #27
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Jesus h pay someone to do it. What are you 17?
lol, thinking like that leads people to post threads like "How do i check the oil" or "What to pay for new brakes and rotors" (those are super easy to do yourself btw, and a lot cheaper). Sad thing is, both of those were in the last month alone! Paying people to do everything for you instead of trying to learn if you can do it yourself makes you a pretty useless person.

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Worse, he’s Iowan. J/K good luck Hawk, I agree with others though pay someone to do it.
That is the way I am going it seems, no magic trick to be learned it seems. (The harry potter number was disconnected). And yes, we have nothing better to do in Iowa...

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A big advantage of paying real movers is that they will be bonded/insured, so if they let it slip and it takes out part of the back wall, you aren't on the hook. You also don't have to keep saying 'sorry you lost those toes' to your friend. If you are determined to go DIY, hiring the construction guys to use their forklift or caterpillar would be a good idea - wrangling a load on uneven ground can be quite challenging if you aren't experienced w/driving them.
Not determined to do it myself, just like to explore the options and if I can do something myself for similar or slightly higher cost (but I get to buy new tools) then I usually go that way. The insurance part is a good point though, I can see myself accidentally cracking the tile I need to go over in the basement even if I pay the construction guys to get it down the hill.

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Just buy a new safe, and have it delivered to your new home.....
Thought about that too. Problem is they only deliver it to your driveway, and I would be back in the same spot.
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      08-23-2019, 08:52 AM   #28
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Thought about that too. Problem is they only deliver it to your driveway, and I would be back in the same spot.
when I had my 500lb safe delivered, the 3 burly guys with beards brought it right into my house with a dolly
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      08-23-2019, 09:52 AM   #29
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you can rent these things. Electric Dollys. make moving shit around super easy, especially up stairs.


You can also use lifting slings. they make it easier to hold, which in turn makes it easier to maneuver/lift.
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      08-23-2019, 10:13 AM   #30
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Pay someone. When I bought my gun safe online I had it delivered to directly to a local safe retailer that also moves safes. They delivered and bolted it to the foundation. All together it was about $300. If you don't know what you're doing, pay someone else that does.
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Closest that I have done was move a hot tub out of a backyard, that was 7-800 lbs. We flipped it up onto a large dolly, and rolled it on sheets of 1/2" plywood. But we had 6 people pushing/pulling, and 2 others moving the sheets of wood as we went, and we were going up and out, not down. Many hands make light work or something.
Granted, the old owner said that we made it look much easier than the guys that he had paid to move it previously.
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here is what is required to move a safe and if you so not know what you are doing especially going down an incline on soft ground you are asking for trouble and lots of expense verse hiring someone who has done this before. If you hire someone and they do not show up with something like these do not let them touch your safe.

https://www.amazon.com/hu-lift-fm180.../dp/b00evci2z8
https://www.tedsrentit.com/equipment...=69&key=DOLROL
http://www.move4lessnevada.com/services/safe-moves/


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      08-23-2019, 01:34 PM   #33
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here is what is required to more a safe and if you so not know what you are doing especially going down an incline on soft ground you are asking for trouble and lots of expense verse hiring someone who has done this before. If you hire someone and they do not show up with something like these do not let them touch your safe.

https://www.amazon.com/hu-lift-fm180.../dp/b00evci2z8
https://www.tedsrentit.com/equipment...=69&key=DOLROL
http://www.move4lessnevada.com/services/safe-moves/

Yeah, I decided to hire someone, now it is on to who to hire. Thanks for the idea of calling stores that sell safes and as them who they use.
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Yeah, I decided to hire someone, now it is on to who to hire. Thanks for the idea of calling stores that sell safes and as them who they use.
Good move (no pun intended). Just because you hire someone to do something, doesn't mean you are worthless and unable to do yourself. Sometimes it just means you place a higher value on your time, your safety, and the safety of others. I'm 100% certain you'd be able to figure it out and do it successfully on your own. But for $250? Sheesh, it's not even worth a second thought.

I've recently begun thinking of my weekends as being worth $500 a day. if I can save $500 and do something myself, but blow a whole Saturday or Sunday doing it, fine so be it.

By the time you coordinate with 3 or 4 dudes, get everyone rounded up, load up, move, unload, move into the new place, then take everyone out for pizza and beer to celebrate no one dying, you've blown the whole day. Not worth it in my book.
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      08-23-2019, 02:44 PM   #35
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Hang on. Spotted this over on another thread. Yeah, I change my position. You can 100% DIY this!

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I'll say it as I haven't seen anyone else mention it. Don't put it in the basement and find another spot upstairs in your new house. Done and Done
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Good point. I had mine put in the garage. It is a 400lb American Safety

That might work for you as well.
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Hire it done.
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Hawkeye no update? You can't type from the hospital room???
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My safe weighs in around ~1300lbs with the interior stripped out. I've moved it twice. Here are a few tips. A heavy duty appliance dolly (not the one at Harbor Freight) can actually do the job if you have two strong guys behind it. As for your grass, that's a little tougher. How about a long strip of scrap carpet? Put it down on the grass and just let the safe slide down on it's back. Obviously you'd have to speed up or slow the decent at times so make sure it's tied up to something with a pulley or two at the top of the hill to give you leverage. When I was by myself I used a bunch of 4ft lengths of PVC pipe. I just layed them on the ground and tipped the safe onto them - then just rolled the safe across the pvc pipes (moving the "used" pipes to the front of the line as I went etc...) A tip for tilting a big safe by yourself is just open the door all the way LOL. Or just use a whole lot of helium balloons.
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thanks for making me search that video on youtube, i'm stupider for it
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