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Safe: Delivery or pickup?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Lockheed, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. Charlesincharge

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    Have it delivered.
     
  2. Mr. Greg11

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    Hi All, this is my 1st post and am a new member. I just got a sturdy safe mod. 3627. 1000lb. I would recommend having it delivered and set up. If your young enough and have 2 to 3 good buds you could probably manage. There are plenty of videos out there to watch to learn the leverage tricks of safe moving. My Son and I managed ours from the garage to its permanent location. It can be done! regards to all
     
  3. pingpingping

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    I helped a buddy move one once...I learned how the pyramids of Egypt were built. I know I will never do that again.
     
  4. Elkins45

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    The pros deliver dozens or hundrds in a year. Is there a pattern of subsequent burglaries in the homes they deliver to? I'm guessing there isn't.
     
  5. a1abdj

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    I work in Federal buildings full of secrets and valuables. I work in banks stuffed full of cash. I work in jewelry stores with millions of dollars worth of inventory. I work in museums full of priceless art.

    Yet every homeowner is worried about me coming after his $5,000 gun collection.

    However, I'm a real safe company, and not everybody delivering safes does what we do. They may not do background checks. They may not be properly insured. They may not be properly trained or equipped. It certainly doesn't hurt to ask a few questions prior to engaging their services.

    I got a call a few weeks ago asking about the background checks my employees went through. She didn't seem very concerned about the part time high school kid who sold her the safe, and had all of her information (including safe combination).
     
  6. Steve H

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    Unless you have to go up or down stairs the easiest way to move a gun safe is with about a dozen golf balls. Open the door and tilt the safe, put golf balls under it and push.
     
  7. Elkins45

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    PVC pipe has also been mentioned as well.

    When I rolled my 1050 lb Rhino across my garage floor I used a pack of steel BB's. There were 500 in the pack, I think. I just left them under it when I bolted it down. I figure there's not enough of a gap to get a prybar under it and the tiny air gap just might prevent condensation from rusting out the bottom over time.
     
  8. WYOMan

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    I can't tell you how many safes I have delivered to people. Not my favorite delivery(or residentials in general). Especially the bigger ones. Fortunately I can't do stairs or cross the threshhold of doors. I can go into the garage though. Just roll it in with the pallet jack, and set er down. After that it's thier problem where it goes. I have never delivered one that was not in a cardboard enclosure, so it's not advertised what it is. Most have the manufacturers name and will be marked front and inspect for damage upon delvery. But it doesn't take alot of imagination to figure it out.
     
  9. leadcounsel

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    From experience, moving a 900 lb safe twice. IT was terrible. Me and 4 strong friends, using a dolly, and other tricks like carpet pieces to pull the safe, metal pipe to roll it, etc.

    Now I pay a professional to move it. A broken foot or death isn't worth it.

    I'd say that if it is under 600 lbs, do it yourself with strong friends and the right tools, as long as there's no complicated stairs or turns involved.

    If it's over 600 lbs, order it and have a professional deliver and install it. Keep in mind that if you buy local you'll pay tax, so it may make more sense, oddly, to support the economy of a safe company that is out of state and have it delivered. Saving tax at 10% on a $2000 safe will work out to $200 and go toward paying for much of the cost of delivery/setup.

    I've had professional safe installers at my homes and I hate the idea of strangers in my home, especially when it comes to that. But if it's a true safe, then the installers 1) deal with that regularly and 2) know that it's too much effort to break into them and 3) also know that you have guns and they presumably value their lives...

    Don't sweat it. Just hire the professionals.
     
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