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Old 08-11-2020, 06:26 AM   #31
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My vote goes to paying a few 20 year olds with more balls than brains! (Like most of us were before we got old) ��
I'd probably be more worried about my driveway and garage if that were the case.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:48 AM   #32
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The manufacturer that delivered my 850 pound safe did it by himself using two iron pipes...

Remember that when you consider placement and how you attach the safe to your home... A thief could use the same technology to extract it...

Greg (the manufacturer) tells the story about one that thieves chained to the back of a pickup truck, then yanked out of a restaurant. It bounced behind the pickup for a mile and a half before the chain broke. When it was recovered, Greg found one of the welds at the base had cracked... He now double welds that area...

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Is this a new delivery curbside? I bought my safe like that, it came on a pallet. I met the delivery driver at the back of his truck and I had $50 in my hand and said "think we can get this into the garage?". He said absolutely.

It was on a pallet and we used his pallet jack to drag it up my slight incline driveway and he helped me set it in the garage.
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Is this a new delivery curbside? I bought my safe like that, it came on a pallet. I met the delivery driver at the back of his truck and I had $50 in my hand and said "think we can get this into the garage?". He said absolutely.

It was on a pallet and we used his pallet jack to drag it up my slight incline driveway and he helped me set it in the garage.
That or a summer dress and a glass of iced tea.



Or so I've heard.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:11 AM   #35
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Leave it in the driveway over night and it will turn up in some ones garage by morning !!

Go rent a refrigerator dolly and a get friend to help you or to call 911 if it falls over on you . Some refer hand trucks have self supports legs too . See what your local rental businesses have .

Last - Contact a small local bonded mover to help you place it the house where temp and humidity will be controlled far better than in a garage .
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:15 AM   #36
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A bunch of golf balls.
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6 broomsticks/mop handles should do it. Tilt back, place evenly underneath. Push slowly, when one spits out the back, put in in the front.

Watch your fingers!
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Take off the door. Generally the door composes quite a bit of the safes total mass. My home safe (which was ~550) has the weight nearly cut in half by removing the door. At that point, I have two objects to move around, but I can do it by myself since they are heavy, but not obscenely heavy.
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:56 AM   #39
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What PaPa Sig said....

My safe is 600lbs. Rented the tall appliance dolly. I and my neighbor had it in the house quick. That included a steep driveway to motor up.
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Roll it on pipes?
Perfect solution......had my new AmSec safe delivered by the store, back in 2014.......608 LBS....the big guy used PVC pipe sections on floor in basement......it moved in any direction, as if it were a small microwave....I was totally amazed....
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You could always just leave it in the driveway it will remain safe. It just might not remain there.

Harbor Freight furniture dollies are very inexpensive and quite handy for stuff like this. Put one under each corner.
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Old 08-13-2020, 02:15 PM   #42
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I don’t know if I would ever store a safe in my garage. Honestly I hired a safe mover last time I moved mine the money was well worth it.
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How to move safe

My good friend used a dozen golf balls to move his safe. I used 1-1/2" PVC Schedule 40 pipe cut the width of the safe to move mine. As his golf balls popped out the back he moved them to the front as I did with my PVC.
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I had to move my safe a couple of years ago and someone mentioned a fact that blew my mind. The door comes off. It's only held on my gravity as it weights a lot as well. Good Luck,
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Thank you

I needed a thread like this...good ol fashion humor and some solid ideas along the way.
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