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Moving my gun vault soon !

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by PA101_guy, Jun 21, 2007.

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  1. PA101_guy

    PA101_guy TS Member

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    Looks like we'll be closing on a new house soon so the vault must be moved. I have a Ft. Knox and the last time we moved it was a real beast of a job. Just wondering if anyone knows how to properly remove/re-install the door to make moving this thing a little easier and safer.

    Thanks for any thoughts or advice you all may have.

    KEEP SMOKIN' EM....Dave

    I've emailed Ft. Knox but so far no response......
     
  2. famill00

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    I would get a lot of mexicans....they are typically good workers.

    Forrest
     
  3. ec90t

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    Get ahold of your local Piano Mover and pay him to move it. You'd be surprised what kind of deal you can get if you shop around a bit.

    ec90t
     
  4. TOLIPNUG

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    THE DOOR ON MOST GUN SAFES JUST LIFT OFF-OPEN DOOR 90 DEGREES AND LIFT.-RICK
     
  5. 3200

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    Call 2 Men and a Truck.
     
  6. Sixshooter

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    I have a friend who called a moving company. They came with straps they attached and picked it up and moved it by hand. It's a 48" wide safe that weighs about 800#. They used four men.

    As I recall, it was alot cheaper then I expected.
     
  7. PA101_guy

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. That's what I thought Rick but it's hard to tell when the safe is packed and you can't get your head inside to really look at the hinges.... I just might hire somebody to move it this time.....not as young and strong as when I originally brought it into this house :)

    KEEP SMOKIN' EM.... Dave
     
  8. cgd14782

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    GOLF BALLS. Use 1 or 2 dozen golf balls underneath & keep feeding them in front as they come out the back. This works great because you can turn corners or move sideways etc. Like being on ball bearings. The last 2 times I moved my 675 lb safe/vault, I did it myself with no help.

    Good luck, Gene
     
  9. Beancounter

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    When I moved some years ago, I left a nice safe for the new owner. Got a couple of new ones here. When I leave here, the new owner will get those safes. Come on now - price it out. If you had a 2 grand safe for ten years, that is 200 bucks per year. You can afford a new one and forget moving the old one.
     
  10. ExFedex

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    Read somewhere recently that some homeowners policies require gunsafes be moved by accredited moving company people. I guess if you end up in the basement with guns and safe on top of you, or your wife, that may or may not be a current concern. Most people I know who have had large ones just left them behind and had a new one installed at next place. Great peace of mind to have one though.
     
  11. hubcap

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    Leave the safe and get a new one. You're not getting any younger and the safe sure ain't getting any lighter.

    Thats my theory anyway.

    hubcap
     
  12. Dave P

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    Don't forget about the stairs if there any!
     
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