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Question DetailsAsked on 8/27/2017

need help moving a 400 pound mahine into my home

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Hello Guentzler,

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Iann M

Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


In addition to normal moving companies (Movers category in Search the List) which commonly have a $150 or so minimum charge but sometimes less in lower cost areas, other common methods (depending somewhat on number of stairs to handle) include:

1) a strong friend or two in exhange for some pizza and beer after the job is done

2) Haulers (Search the List category) which are the two-guys-with-a-truck kind of company which usually does yard or attic or such junk pickup and disposal - they commonly do in-house moving around like this

3) depending on whether stairs are involved and on how top heavy this is, renting a wheeled furniture dolly (which is a four-wheeled platform if no stairs or major step-ups) or an Appliance handtruck (designed for major appliances up to and including reefers) with built-in straps and stair-handling back skids (though for 400# item you need at least 2-3 people to handle stairs). Dollies and handtrucks can be rented cheap at tool rental places and most Home Depot's and such, and many U-Haul type truck rental places too.

4) if this is a power tool or exercise machine, of course you generally have the option of partial disassembly - most residential use exercise machines and power tools are designed to break down to under 1000 # or so pieces for moving - generally pretty simply with exercise machines.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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