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Old 09-20-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Other than a furniture dolly or 4-wheeled "low boy", does anyone have a slick way for one man to move a 350 lb stove into a house? One step upward involved at the entrance.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Stair climbing dolly.

Labor Ready.

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Drill two holes in each of two 2x4's for the legs to sit in (not all the way through), then use pipe under the 2x's to roll it up planks and into the house. ABS plumbing pipe makes good cheap rollers.
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Other than a furniture dolly or 4-wheeled "low boy", does anyone have a slick way for one man to move a 350 lb stove into a house? One step upward involved at the entrance.
One bottle whiskey and one really cold night. Moved by myself but was 25 years ago. It wasn't a "slick" job but did get it done.
Use whiskey sparingly until stove in place. Protect ALL surfaces.
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Stair climbing dolly.

Labor Ready.
Uh... is that one suggestion, or two?


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ABS plumbing pipe makes good cheap rollers.
Thanks for that. I've used that technique quite a few times; just brain-blanked and forgot all about it this evening.

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One bottle whiskey and one really cold night.
Coincidentally, that's the exact same (hic!) recipe I used 22 years ago. However, this one is for a customer, and I need to at least pretend to be halfway professional.

Normally I'd have a couple of extra guys to strongarm it, but that just isn't in the cards for this one.
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Moving straps and two guys, easy job.









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Moving straps and two guys, easy job.









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that's not real. The fridge is not really levitating I can see the straps from here.

He said one man move
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that's not real. The fridge is not really levitating I can see the straps from here.

He said one man move
If he can't use a furniture dolly or 4-wheeled "low boy" or find an extra guy, I'm going to recommend magic then.





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You could strap the stove to a square of ply wood . Then rent a hand truck for moving a frig and roll it in .350 is lite for a stove We moved 2 last week one was 650 the other was 750.
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Kinda off topic but I used to remodel grocery stores and move their safes all the time. We used ice to move them into their final place if it was tight. A half a bag of cubed ice will take a lot of weight as long as you can get the floor wet...
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350 is lite for a stove We moved 2 last week one was 650 the other was 750.
Yeah, this one's actually a pellet stove. I've wrestled my share of the big ones. But I'm not 25 any more--a fact that my back delights in reminding me when I forget, at least a couple of times a year.
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A half a bag of cubed ice will take a lot of weight as long as you can get the floor wet...
Neat! Not off topic at all, as far as I'm concerned. We can all use tips on moving heavy stuff and saving the back/fingers. Which in a broad sense, is what this thread is all about.
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Neat! Not off topic at all, as far as I'm concerned. We can all use tips on moving heavy stuff and saving the back/fingers. Which in a broad sense, is what this thread is all about.
Where you at in Central PA anyhow?
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"Air Glider" supports 750 pounds with a ramp for the step - probably need 1 other person for safety's sake plus getting the glider under the stove
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Where you at in Central PA anyhow?
Enola. Have truck, will travel.
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350 is not even that much for 2 guys, comon!

I just had to move a 1940's electric 6 burner stove for a customer. Did it for free, but she gave me the roof and siding job on her house.
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Have it delivered....
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"Air Glider"
No doubt, but a tad high-tech and pricey for once in a blue moon use.

I'm looking more for ideas that use a little thought and materials at hand. For instance, my wife's dad, who wasn't a big man by any means, would have scoffed at Mickey's picture. He would loop a cargo strap around the bottom rear of a refrigerator, with the upper end across his forehead. Just bend over, and the entire load is on your legs--not your back.

In a different vein, an old man who used to live near me showed me how to uproot a huge oak tree with no power equipment. He fastened a come-along as high up on the tree as he could reach with an extension ladder, with the other end attached to the base of another large tree. Then for several weeks, he would go out every day or two and crank that come-along just one more click. Sure enough, one day I drove by and saw that tree lying on the ground, with the root ball up in the air.

Sometimes we let "Git 'er done!" outweigh good old patience and ingenuity.
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Bigger tires on the hand truck, ratchet straps one step at a time and a whole lotta back
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1/4'' masonite across the floors.

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