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Old 09-29-2019, 07:09 PM
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How do you move one yourself that's 500lbs into the basement with 13 steps?
I know I can pay someone but I want to try myself. Stay safe.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:17 PM
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Alone ? Get a appliance dolly.....
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:24 PM
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Put planks over the steps. Tilt safe on side so laying flat with bottom first. Then let it slide down. Stand it back up and move to final location.
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500 lbs. Probably need helpers. Can you remove the door? That will drop 25% of the weight.

I'd get helpers and then use simple machines like block and tackle, use pullys and straps.

Or you can buy/rent a safe moving dolly. I've two larger safes. A mover used a dolly that has mechanical legs that "walks" up the stairs with the safe strapped in and several men holding it steady.

The planks over the steps isn't a bad idea but use straps for a controlled descent and don't have anyone underneath it. They could get killed if it slips.
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500lbs is quite a bit of weight, especially if your only access is through your house. I'd definitely stay up hill of the load, so if it gets loose you don't become a human skid pad.
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Pay someone to move safes. Is the 300 bucks with your back or worse? My 1700# Amsec only gets moved by people with the right equipment. I tried it once. Never again. Please call someone with the tools and experience
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How do you move one yourself that's 500lbs into the basement with 13 steps?
I know I can pay someone but I want to try myself. Stay safe.
You won’t be able to do this yourself. You need to make sure your stairs can handle the safe and your weight at the same time.

500 pounds is pretty heavy. I’m a locksmith and know some guys that deliver and install large safes. They use hydraulic dollies for those over 500 pounds.

You can use a strap dolly if you can get it on the dolly and strapped. But you will
Need 2 -4 guys. You can move it across flat areas with piano dollies.

The kind of strap dolly you would need is heavy duty and expensive. You might get safe movers for not much more.
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if you are asking here it would be safer to pay folks that know how to do this, this is too heavy to move if you dont have knowledge and equipment to do it. 500 lbs is lethal if it pins you or falls on someone.
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You won’t be able to do this yourself. You need to make sure your stairs can handle the safe and your weight at the same time.

500 pounds is pretty heavy. I’m a locksmith and know some guys that deliver and install large safes. They use hydraulic dollies for those over 500 pounds.

You can use a strap dolly if you can get it on the dolly and strapped. But you will
Need 2 -4 guys. You can move it across flat areas with piano dollies.

The kind of strap dolly you would need is heavy duty and expensive. You might get safe movers for not much more.
Numbers of people don't mean much on a stairway. Agreed that you need special equipment and know-how.
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You won’t be able to do this yourself. You need to make sure your stairs can handle the safe and your weight at the same time.

500 pounds is pretty heavy. I’m a locksmith and know some guys that deliver and install large safes. They use hydraulic dollies for those over 500 pounds.

You can use a strap dolly if you can get it on the dolly and strapped. But you will
Need 2 -4 guys. You can move it across flat areas with piano dollies.

The kind of strap dolly you would need is heavy duty and expensive. You might get safe movers for not much more.
Numbers of people don't mean much on a stairway. Agreed that you need special equipment and know-how.
Yes but he may have trouble even getting 500 pounds on a dolly by himself.
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Old 09-30-2019, 02:05 PM
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Alone ? Get a appliance dolly.....
I'm 6'2", 170 lbs. and have moved my 500ish pound Cannon safe a number of times with an appliance dolly and a helper. The door is not removable. Get one of the dolly's with the tilt-out wheels so once you have the weight tipped back, you don't have to support it the whole time.

It was never fun, but doable.
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My safe was an 800 pound one delivered on metal pallet. luckily I didn't have to go up/down any stairs and they delivered it right outside of my garage which flows into the basement. Also, luckily the 2 doors didn't have a threshold either. So, I had a tie-down strap with a hook and lots of leftover strap (which was the biggest pain keeping that out of the way). I hooked it around the base of each back side and pulled a few inches to a foot at a time. Then switched to other side. BIGGEST PAIN IN THE ASS and pretty much stupid of me to do that way when all I had to do was call a friend or 2. I HATE asking for help though, lol. So, just be careful...that solid weight is deceivingly heavy.
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Another question is how much weight the stairs can take.

I delivered beer as a college student. Some stairways were close to breaking when I went up and down carrying a keg. They would spriiing down and up.
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Another question is how much weight the stairs can take.

I delivered beer as a college student. Some stairways were close to breaking when I went up and down carrying a keg. They would spriiing down and up.
you wouldn't believe how many builders (or diy folks) skimp on that middle riser for stairs...especially if they are close to being 3 foot wide steps. That middle one is the key in my opinion for rock solid stairs. I have zero idea of what code is for stairs...just from my personal building of a 9 stair staircase for my back deck...and seeing other stairs as well. The ones with only 2 riser thingys make me hesitant
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Brace the stairs up from underneath if it is a concern. I would lay the safe down on its back, put a few boards up the stairs as ramps and us a come along jack above and below the save to slide it down the stairs in a very controlled way. I would also have a couple helpers in getting the safe to the stairs.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:36 PM
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Double ratchet straps helped get it out attached to truck. Just thought I would add that on. I cant say it was safe or easy but worked for me.
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