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Posted: 9/3/2015 9:27:03 PM EDT
We had the builder create a cut out in the wall 49" wide inside of a big walk in closet.  If we put the safe in the closet before we put carpet down, can two or three humans push a 1700-1800 lb. safe across concrete?  When I say across concrete, I mean just far enough to get the safe pushed into the cut out spot in the wall.  

In a perfect world, the cutout would have been 60", but we couldn't make it work, so I am trying to get the widest safe that I can into that 49" spot.  thanks for any advice.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:34:59 PM EDT
Don't put your safe on concrete. Concrete absorbs moisture, and subsequently disperses it under your safe.

Moisture and metal = rust. Lay the carpet, then the safe
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:35:52 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By xachary82:


Don't put your safe on concrete. Concrete absorbs moisture, and subsequently disperses it under your safe.



Moisture and metal = rust. Lay the carpet, then the safe
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...and then bolt it to the foundation
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:37:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:38:22 PM EDT
Better yet, lay down some moisture barrier under the carpet like that stuff you lay below wood floor.
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Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:39:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By uafgrad:
use 2" pvc pipe underneath to roll it on
When you are about 6 inches away tilt it and bring the rollers out
Push it the rest of  the way in
Its amazing how easy it is to move a safe with 2 pieces of 2" pvc pipe
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You can move shipping containers across parking lot with 6" PVC pipes
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:40:22 PM EDT
standing by for the "Ask a guy who crushed his leg moving a safe anything" thread
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:43:43 PM EDT
I used 3/4" wooden dowels to move mine across about 40' of hardwood and concrete. If you want to turn, just lay the dowels on a 45 degree angle and then another until you achieve the turn you want.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:50:45 PM EDT
Oh and I used a 50 pack of marbles to move mine... just kept moving the ones that rolled out the back to the front. Took 10 minutes
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:52:31 PM EDT
Golf balls work too.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:52:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By uafgrad:
use 2" pvc pipe underneath to roll it on
When you are about 6 inches away tilt it and bring the rollers out
Push it the rest of  the way in
Its amazing how easy it is to move a safe with 2 pieces of 2" pvc pipe
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^^ This ^^

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