Before I check around, any idea what I should expect to pay to
exchange side by side washer and dryers ( including uninstalling hoses
and reinstalling them after the exchange) between homes which are both
1 story homes. The distance between homes is 3 to 4 miles apart (5
traffic lights between). My guess with 2 men would be 1 to 1.5 hours
labor using a dolly and truck.
Also one set washer/dryer is the fancier type (Samsung front loaders
WF419 and DV419 on pedestals). I don't know if these require extra
care in moving compared to the regular type washer / dryers? Is this
true? Who is best to move these or who should I consider calling?
I called a local mover and he basically charges $68 trip charge and
$68/hr with a 2 hour minimum. I think 2 hours should be enough for
this job. I promise if I do it, I won't have the machines running
It depends. Who is going to remove the laundry room door if need be?
When I had a new dryer delivered, I already had the door off, but it
turns out even the stop had to come off to squeeze it through.
How long have the connections been in place? If old, consider new
hoses as the old ones may be stiff and break when flexed in the new
location. Or they may be damage in the removal process.
If everything goes smooth with connections and space, two guys can
easily do the job in about the time you estimate. If things don't go
so smooth, it can be 3 hours or so. My dryer delivery turned out to
be an hour easily for two guys.
Try a local mover that does small jobs, or a local handyman kind of
guy. If you want cheap and are willing to take some risk, get a
couple of the local derelicts at the bar if they have a pickup truck.
I can see it being $100 to $300. Rates will be from $50 to $75 per man
with some sort of minimum.
Oh, clean the dryer vent while they are out too.
You mentioned that both homes are 1-story. That should make things a lot
easier, depending on how many steps there are up or down (even to a 1-story
home), how accessible the washers and dryers are, how wide the appliances
and the doorways are, etc.
But, overall, it sounds to me like a job that a reasonably skilled
handyman-type person with a pickup truck and possibly a hand truck could
easily do. To me, it is not really a "moving" job -- it's more of an
appliance disconnect and hook-up job.
In my case, I have a handyman/contractor type person that has his own truck
and tools etc. that I pay $30/hour. For this type of small project, I would
expect that he could probably do the whole thing in a couple of hours --
maybe 4 at the most. With an appliance hand truck, one person can do the
move. But, if I were around, I would probably have my handyman/contractor
person do the job and I would be there to help a little on the move up or
down the few steps that would be involved. That may not be an option for
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