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Question DetailsAsked on 9/13/2017

Who will move safe in house in Pittsburgh pa area

We need to move a 400 pound safe down 13 carpeted steps in Pittsburgh pa area

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Moving (a normal local Transfer and Storage company) is the normal Search the List category for this - about $150-250 typically for a single safe move.

However - consider security issues, as obviously the moving crew members will then know you have a large safe in your house - and theft gang members have been known to work for moving crews just to pass on info to the gang on which houses have things wirth breaking in for.

A safer copany, in my mind, is a Security company (safe and locks and keys company) which uses its own (and hence vetted and in most states bonded and not an ex-con) staff to move safes. Probably about $300 or so moving fee.

Another option - this is not that heavy a safe, especially since going down carpeted steps - is rent an appliance handtruck at UHaul or tool rental place (probably $10-25/day) - has heavier capacity, straps, skid plates on the back for doing stairs - and enlist a couple of hefty friends or family members who already know you have a safe. Two normally strong people can do this with care but three better - safer to have a third person at top of stairs with a strap around the safe and a rope around their hips belaying it down the stairs. Or for better belaying, a sound 2x4 significantly greater (by a foot or more each side) than the width of doorway at head of stairs and belay the rope around that - using at least a 3/8" rope if synthetic, 1/2" if natural fiber material - and no hollow-core poly braided "rope"- that is not designed to carry loads.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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