Hi, I want to buy a safe with these specs I copied and pasted below.
The company doesn't deliver inside houses--they only do curbside
delivery. So I am hoping someone can tell me whether if I borrow a
handtruck from one of the porters or the superintendent of the
building I live in, if I will be able to wheel it into my building on
a ramp or is 215 lbs. too heavy?
The ramp slopes down and it's pretty steep (it starts from the ground
and goes into the basement). Would I need help?
Outside 21 1/2 H x 17 W x 18 D
Is it a real handtruck with blow-up tires, and not one of those fold-up
pieces of junk? Are you in decent shape? I have a real handtruck, and am in
okay but not great physical shape, and I wouldn't hesitate to do it. The
wheels take the weight, all you do is steer. Downhill will be easy- gravity
does the work. When you move out, it will be a little harder, but not too
bad. A lot easier than a fridge. <MAKE SURE YOU TIE IT TIGHTLY TO THE
CART!!!!> With actual rope or web tiedown with ratchet, not a bungee cord. A
piece of clean cardboard will help keep from scuffing the shiny new paint
with the cart.
If the delivery guy or someone around the building is big and husky, it may
be worth waving a $20 bill under their nose. For someone used to these
things, it will be five minutes work.
I left my keys in my door about a year and four months ago. So I told
my super that I'm going to the locksmith to buy new locks and when I
got back, I found out that he's friends with the locksmith, so if they
were dishonest men, I would be screwed. Most people must leave the
keys with him anyway because that's a rule that the co-op board made.
Both weight and size. I foun d a handsome one that's only 115 lbs.,
which would be good enough, if it weren't for the fact that it doesn't
come with pre-drilled holes so I can afix it onto the floor.
I like them for their looks too. (I think they're cool.) I won't buy
one that's not to my taste (esthetically (sp.????)). A large fire-
proof strongbox is all I really need for now, but a safe is fun. My
aunt has valuables that she stores in her house due to the bank
raising the rates on her safety deposit bank, so I figure that if I
buy a heavy safe and one with holes on the bottom, I can store her
bonds in my house. My stuff, nobody wants (it's just important to me).
I can't comment on your atheltic abilities. We out here on the
other side of the computer screen would have no way to know.
I'd suggest to get at least one or maybe two helpers.
I'd also suggest to get a piece of plywood maybe two feet square
to spread the weight around. So the wheels don't punch holes in
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Doesn't it have its own wheels? I think they will work unless some
surface is quite rough, plus you'll have to lift the leading two
wheels over threshholds and gaps, and give it a little help getting
esp the first two wheels into the elevator. A rope tied into a circle
will enable you to lift without bending over and hurting your back.
Of course if you're like me, you may not want to scuff your brand new
wheels, since you may not have to move it after this time for 10 or 20
But I'd get a helper, one to hold it back from above, using a strong
enough rope, attached well, and one underneath, so to speak. Unless
you're paying someone, I guess you have to be the one underneath. I
agreee with aem. A big strong guy can do this in 5 minutes.....dreams
of what might have been. Where was I?
On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:50:06 -0700, Chris Tsao wrote:
or is 215 lbs. too heavy?
You must be joking, it's not heavy at all.
I'm 67 years old and just retired from managing a busy hardware store in
rural Alaska. I wheeled loads exceeding 215 lbs using a two wheeled dolly
every day, sometimes up and down wheel chair ramps, sometimes across rough,
unpaved ground, even through snow.
You're going DOWN a ramp, persumably into the basement where you have access
to the elevator?
Should be pretty easy. Even if the safe gets away from you and tumbles down
the ramp, don't worry. Safes are tested to fall a great distance (as in a
collapsed floor in a burning building) and still function.
A stout rope and block-and-tackle are indicated.
I want to thank everyone for your help. A rope makes everything more
complicated and I see now from these replies that this is as
physically hard as I suspected and the porters in my building aren't
always around. I will continue browsing other dot.com businesses and
stores' web sites in the hopes of finding another safe I like for the
price I want to spend.
THe company that sells the safe I have my eye on charges $200 as a
delivery fee. They should bring it into my house for charging that
much! After all, lotsa furniture weighs more than that!
I have a handtruck. It's not a heavyduty one, but I think it's strong
enough. I guess I could always call the super on my cellphone if it
isn't strong enough. I could even leave the safe on the street while I
go look for a porter.
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