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Furniture Moving

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Okay, I haven't played on my drums for two days straight now because I can't get the kerosene heater out of the room to refuel it. Why? Couch that was behind the drums is now blocking the way into the room from where I put it temporarily until we got enough men here to haul it out the door, up a slight hill around the house and finally through the front door to put it into the den.

    Dad's got a good, heavy duty pneumatic-tired handtruck I'd like us to use to do the move. I'm wanting to know if hauling this couch on the handtruck up an outside incline is going to be a two-man job or not.
     
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    Well it all depends on if You use a 2 man or a 1 man hand truck:rolleyes:
     
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    Something that I always found useful when moving heavy furniture: teflon skis.

    Two 3-4 foot long pieces of plastic with teflon on one side, tied together with about 7-10 feet of rope. You prop up one side of the piece of furniture, and put one ski under that side, then do the same for the other. Grab the rope and drag the thing wherever you need it to go.

    Only works if you don't have to rotate or tip to get through doors
     
  4. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Probably have one person pushing the handtruck while the other person steadies the load, unless dad decides to bring the strap-equipped handtruck that allows you to fasten and secure the load to it.
     
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    I actually prefer a 3 man truck for sofas and such.
     
  6. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Is that while dealing with level surfaces indoors?
     
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    Where does the driver sit on a 3 man truck?
     
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    behind the steering wheel, DUH!

    backup guy #1 rides bitch, and backup guy #2 takes shotgun.
     
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    Oh ok, but who sits on the couch and digs for loose change?
     
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    WOW.


    that is all
     
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    i dunno. maybe some imaginary anime character? :confused: its only a 3 man truck ya know, not much room for anyone else.
     
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    I have pulled off this task depending on the size of the couch with a 2 man hand truck but it required the following:

    2 rolls of duct tape
    aproximately 40 feet of bailing wire
    4-6 bunjee cords. 8 or more if they're short.
    some wire and electrical tape.
    cardboard and plywood
    a few small magnets
    4' of 2x4's cut up into 4" sections.
    last, some fiberglass resin and tinfoil.

    Good luck with the move. :thumb: Let me know if you need any more advise.
    :wink1:
     
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  14. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Ryan B., it's settled then. I'll tell dad to bring the fridge haulin' hand truck then.

    You guys can wisecrack all you want on this, but the truth is I'm actually pretty spindly and not that strong, and have lost a little bit of my heft from being out of work for six months, and I am going to need 2, maybe 3 people helping out with this.
     

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