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Old 07-13-2006, 10:37 PM
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For those of you who have safes, who did you trust to move them in? same company that sold it? or just a bunch of the fellas helping out?
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:46 PM
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Well it is obvious you are buying a gun safe for a reason... I used the moving service from the company I bought it from. They were very careful and professional about the whole deal. They covered the safe before they brought the safe out in public. The vehicle they used had nothing stating they were a safe or security company as well as their attire. Plus it only cost $75.00. Well worth it. And another thing...they had the proper tools (Hydraulic lifts)!!! Which matters the most.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:52 PM
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when i bought my safe, i had couple of my friends and we moved it around. i used a frig dolly to move from the truck to my garage. it was the quickest and safest method for me.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:04 PM
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I paid the place I bought it from to move it.

I liked their first service so I had them move it a town over when I moved earlier this year. $425. Ouch on a stick.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:05 PM
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Old 07-14-2006, 3:36 AM
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i bought mine at turners and brought it home and pretty much did it myself. the darn thing weighs like 250 lbs empty and it is bolted to the floor. i had friends help me put it into place. bolted it to the floor myself.
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Old 07-14-2006, 6:37 AM
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i bought mine at turners and brought it home and pretty much did it myself. the darn thing weighs like 250 lbs empty and it is bolted to the floor. i had friends help me put it into place. bolted it to the floor myself.
Hell, that's the weight of a gun cabinet. Mine is considered a 'small safe' and weighs 350 empty!

I'm thinking 400-500 is the cutoff for 'me and my buddies' to safely move one around on the ground floor. Stairs are a WHOLE different ball of wax.

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Old 07-14-2006, 6:53 AM
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my friend moved his 625 lb safe himself, several times, it is not a problem.
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Old 07-14-2006, 6:55 AM
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Ive moved my 2400LB safe just fine by myself and when I put in the heavy 4500 LB safe I had one friend help. not a problem if you have the right equipment and or the know what your doing.
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Old 07-14-2006, 8:31 AM
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For those of you who have safes, who did you trust to move them in? same company that sold it? or just a bunch of the fellas helping out?
I had five Buddist monks move my safe into my house well after dark - seriously! Didn't cost me a dime nor a beer!
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1 can keep a secret... maybe.


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Brother in law helped me.

He is 6 ft 8 and 300 lbs - big strapping boy!
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Old 07-18-2006, 5:19 PM
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Did it all by myself, the hard part was putting it in my truck. I added 2 more holes for anchoring and darn cement floor was so hard I needed to buy additional 2 concrete bits. Now I need a bigger safe.
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Old 07-18-2006, 8:21 PM
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I have been looking at liberty safes and their measurements just BARELY make it into my doorway. I have wood flooring in the basement and I am really worried about the movers damageing the floors. does anybody have any experience with safes on wooden floors?
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No experience with wooden floors, but the crew at Liberty was very proffesional and most importantly had the right tools.
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I just bought a new safe (535lbs). I used a dolly from U-haul to move it in ($10 per day). Overall moving it in was easy except for the freaking stairs! My brother in law help me all the time but it would have been nice to have one more set of hands. I'm just so glad I haven't tried to do it by myself. The stairs alone would have been almost impossible.

The best part is that I saved at least $150 from the transportation.

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Just get a 7 Gun sentry safe for upstairs and a huge one for downstairs. The sentry safe for quick access and besides it looks cool to have a small safe in your room than a massive one that takes up all the space and is bigger than your room's tv.

Though you know... an alarm works better. Then you can line your closet with them and look like an insurgent stronghold.
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Old 07-19-2006, 4:53 PM
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Just picked one up on Monday, Uhaul truck , refer dolly and my sons sweat. If you can't trust your son, who can you trust!
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I used the company I bought it from. I don't remember the cost but it was something like $75. They had a trailer which raised and lowered along with a dolly. Since it was going in my garage, they took the box off after they got it in the garage. I bolted it myself after drilling the holes in the concrete. It wasn't tooo hard to move around (pushing and grunting ) but it is only about 600 lbs.
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I have at my disposal a big new ford F350 dually with a lift-gate rated for 1600lbs. Gotta have the right tools for the job.

Nobody even knows which building my safe is in, let alone how to get there and what room. Even if they did all contents are completely legal. I like it that way, sleep great.
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Moved the safes myself. I have all the eqiuptment since I was a mover in another life.
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I have been looking at liberty safes and their measurements just BARELY make it into my doorway. I have wood flooring in the basement and I am really worried about the movers damageing the floors. does anybody have any experience with safes on wooden floors?
Yah I have my safe on a hardwood floor. No problem as long as you're careful when moving it in. If you're right there to supervise/assist, shouldn't be a problem.
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I draft my shooting buddies.... no worries there at all....... you're next on my draft list metalhead357!!!
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