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How to move a heavy gun safe

Discussion in 'Articles & How-Tos' started by picker, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Slumber

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    With a good dolly, a single person can move a lot of weight. The problem with too many hands on a heavy, relatively small object is that everyone pushes and often the force puts more weight on the other person making the object feel heavier. Unless you're climbing stairs or elevations on the floor, it's just a matter of balancing the load.
     


  2. Lipps

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    I moved an old Air Force map safe into my house a few years ago It weighs about 700-800 pounds. Luckily I have a ADA wheelchair ramp wrapped around the house from the previous owner. I used 4 pieces of oilfield drill pipe and a come-along wench to get it in the house. The hard part was getting the pipe lined up so it would roll in the direction I wanted.
     
  3. 65ponygt

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    I used a pallet jack to move a 800lb safe on my last move. Leaned the safe over and put 4x4 wood blocks under the middle of the safe and then slid the jack under it. Made easy work of it.
     
  4. oldag

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    This thread just won't die.
     
  5. Slotback

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    Moving a safe...a great way to find out who your friends are! ;)
     
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    A friend helps you move.
    A good friend helps you move the bodies...
     
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