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Old 08-23-2019, 08:40 PM
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We have a contract on our house in Stuart Florida. I am going to need to move my gun safe. When I moved the safe in I didn't care about my floors now I have new floors and a new owner. I want to utmost care in moving the safe I am willing to pay to have a professional move the safe, My question is, is there such thing as a professional safe mover??
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Call your local piano movers they usually do it
Old 08-23-2019, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
We have a contract on our house in Stuart Florida. I am going to need to move my gun safe. When I moved the safe in I didn't care about my floors now I have new floors and a new owner. I want to utmost care in moving the safe I am willing to pay to have a professional move the safe, My question is, is there such thing as a professional safe mover??
Call your local safe dealer/gun store.
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you need 5 strong guys and a heavy duty hand truck. plywood on the floors.. a truck with a lift or a low trailer is best. Trying to lift them up sucks! If in doubt, call a moving company... Good luck.. I think I'll keep my safe in the house when I sell it.. The thought of having to move it causes me chest pains... LOL...
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Originally Posted by fields View Post
you need 5 strong guys and a heavy duty hand truck. plywood on the floors.. a truck with a lift or a low trailer is best. Trying to lift them up sucks! If in doubt, call a moving company... Good luck.. I think I'll keep my safe in the house when I sell it.. The thought of having to move it causes me chest pains... LOL...
I know it was one thing to move in the house with some old crappy ass floors now I have $$$ floors and I do not want to FCK them up.
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There are companies that do it, even dollies that will walk down stairs ...

Old 08-23-2019, 10:29 PM
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Yep Piano movers. Had 4 guys with straps around them come when I called.
Old 08-23-2019, 11:34 PM
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The pros put down cardboard or Masonite to protect the floors. It’s really not that big of a deal to move them - don’t pay too much
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
Call your local safe dealer/gun store.
This is what I have always done. I remember thinking that those guys work pretty darn cheap, too.

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I used 4 pieces of 11/2" Schedule 80 PVC pipes cut to the width of the safe, tilt the safe ,place 2 or 3 opipes under it, and rolled it out the door. Just keep moving the pipes as you travel along...
If you need you can use something to protect the floor like a thin sheet of plywood,but if the floor is clean and your safe bottom is clean then it should not hurt the floor.
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Take the door off the safe first. Obviously unload it as well. They are much lighter and able to be handled without a dolley.
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Just priced movers for a 500# safe out of one house into another with about 30 miles in between. $200.

Not that I have any guns. I just liked the safe.
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I used cardboard to move my mid sized one. One piece directly under the safe that stays with it and another big or multiple pieces on the floor and pathway forward that it slides on and protects the floor.
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Hope your name isn’t Wile E. Coyote and the Acme safe is located on the second floor.
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Damn Russ..congrats! Cardboard will prevent scratches, but not dents. 2 pcs. of plywood, and just keep moving them.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Damn Russ..congrats! Cardboard will prevent scratches, but not dents. 2 pcs. of plywood, and just keep moving them.
My other big problem Bill is there is no inventory in Martin county and no good places to rent. We have to be out by Oct 10 . I have no idea what we will do. I may buy a boat and live on it lol

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CE safes in Deerfield. I believe they go all over the state. Or you can lay down 1/8” or 1/4” meranti plywood.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
My other big problem Bill is there is no inventory in Martin county and no good places to rent. We have to be out by Oct 10 . I have no idea what we will do. I may buy a boat and live on it lol
Instead of a house with a swimming pool, you'll have a swimming pool with a house in it?

Homes ARE hard to find to rent. House across from me just rented..maybe a couple days on the market. I can't think of any. Mike want to rent? I'll keep my eyes open.

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