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Old 06-12-2018, 06:17 PM
stangguy stangguy is offline
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I call my son and he brings over his weight lifting buddies. They enjoy the work out and it only costs me some burgers on the grill.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:41 PM
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I agree with those that say "Hire it done!"
One fractured vertebrae later and I've learned my lesson. When a safe tips over on you, IT HURTS!
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:47 PM
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I once moved 3 huge Craftsman tool box stacks up a set of circular stairs. I'll never do that again. Pay somebody else to do it.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:34 PM
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I've had to move my 600 lb safe multiple times now. Definitely hire the job out. I've done that each time and don't regret it.

I paid the safe company to deliver and install the safe and bolt it through the slab foundation. Cost about $150.

After a burst pipe flooded my home the same company removed the safe, moved it into a storage pod, then re-installed it for $350 after the flood damage was repaired

Finally I got the heck out of California and paid my movers to move, deliver and reinstall my safe in AZ. This was the most challenging do to a short flight of steps, but when I was young I worked delivering copiers for a while and we got it done with no drama. Still, it took 4 guys to get the safe up the steps with the door off. Had it been any heavier I would have rented a stair climbing machine or just paid a local safe company to handle the AZ side of the move.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:27 AM
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Its weird how people will spend tens of thousands of dollars on all kinds of guns and thousands on a good heavy safe but won't spend $200 to have it moved.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:27 PM
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I was still on the fire department when I bought my safe. With the safe on the back of my pickup truck, I just swung by the closest station, walked in, and said to the duty crew "Come on boys. Let me borrow you guys for a few minutes."
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:22 PM
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Hire a safe mover. Wasn’t this horse been beat enough?
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:32 PM
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Buy a Zanotti.
Yup, and hire strapping young lads to move them.

I have 5 Zanotti Armor safes, you can get them through tight space and once set up they won't be able to get them out in one piece.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:23 PM
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It always amazes me how people will spend thousands on guns and accessories they don't really need but balk at $350 for someone to move a safe around.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:46 PM
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I would gladly pay, but I couldn’t find a mover. Two local movers wanted no part of a safe.

I did talk the rental place owner into buying the electric stair climber hand truck...
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:23 PM
John Joseph John Joseph is offline
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It all depends. You can't go wrong hiring out though.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:35 PM
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Yeah, all you hero’s can go ahead but I think I would rather pay to have mine moved.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:02 PM
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The best way to get anything heavy moved.

Is to get someone else to do it.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:29 AM
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I just ordered a new safe from what I'm reading here I think I will let the delivery guys handle everything.
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:03 PM
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I have wondered whether a 3/4 ton safe containing another 300 pounds of firearms would do structural damage to the average floor, especially those floors in an upper story.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:25 AM
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I have wondered whether a 3/4 ton safe containing another 300 pounds of firearms would do structural damage to the average floor, especially those floors in an upper story.
I was told it's all about pounds per square feet and you might be surprised. However I don't think I would ever want to put a bigger safe on my second floor for a number of reasons and the second one being fire. Even if it survived the fire the potential fall probably wouldn't be a good thing.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:24 PM
1sharprdkg 1sharprdkg is offline
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Pay The Man

I strongly recommend, hire the man, pay the man. Worth every penny.
$250 to move it out, $250 to move it back in. He moved it out alone cause the tile was going to be torn out anyway but he had his Dad help bringing it back in onto the NEW floor. He had a high tech dolly.
I have pics but not allowed to post them I guess.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:10 PM
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I have several large safes and I finally figured out how to move them: HIRE IT DONE!:
I have moved my 500# Browning safe myself, a few different times. But I paid a safe company to move my 2000# Fort Knox. One of my wiser decisions!
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