moving a washing machine

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  1. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    anyone have tips on doing it yourself.. ?
     
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    It depends. If you have a two wheeler and don't need to do stairs, it's easy.
     
  3. Rick Lee

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    Moving it from the laundry room to the curb or to another house? When I was a mover in high school, we used a special dolly that had a ratcheting strap to snug the item to the back of the dolly. That kept it from tipping when going up and down steps. Without that, you'd need a furniture dolly if the washer has a solid and flat bottom.
     
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    we are tiling our laundry room and want to move it into our garage while its being tiled... so I need to rent a furniture dolly :(
     
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    can you build one of these quick? or are you going down steps?
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    They're not terribly heavy, but they have sharp edges and are hard to grip. A hand truck for flat moves or a stair dolly to go up or down stairs.
     
  7. neastguy

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    going down about 3 steps.. and then will have to go back up 3 steps... I have a pretty heavy duty dolly.. maybe just get some straps for that?
     
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    there ya go.
     
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    call your friends or ask a neighbor to help and flip him 10 or 20
     
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  10. Rick Lee

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    Those furniture dollies are $17 at Harbor Freight. Best money I ever spent.
     
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    You need an appliance truck, which is a two wheel dolly that has a strap to hold the unit to the dolly. On the rear of the appliance truck are belts that allow you to flow over the stair treads instead of thumping on each individual step. Rent one for around $10.
     
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    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    Agreed.
    Put your back into it for 2 minutes
     
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    If you have a Hertz truck rental depot near you, rent their appliance dolly for $10. It has the locking strap and the tracks behind the wheels to handle the steps.
     
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    the best part is they usually retain a bit of water form the last cycle to help with some added weight. ;)
    a refer dolly is the best and easiest to use by yourself.
     
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    Oh man! I was typing my message when yours' slipped in before me. I need to get to some typing classes!
     
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    fjblair Silver Supporting Member

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    I used to move them almost daily when I was younger. I had an appliance hand truck and I could take washer/dryers and many refrigerators almost anywhere by myself.
     
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    X2, I think mine was on sale for $9.95. You'll need one and 2 good roadies, you're welcome.
     
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    I have been able to move them by myself with an arrangement just like that. The straps are key.
     
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    They're not that heavy. Two people can lift them easily. You can just rock it by yourself or use a hand truck too.
     
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  20. neastguy

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    ok I checked out harbor freight.. and I'm seeing $90 but then I can get a 20% discount.. still too much.. so I guess I can rent one for $10.. so all in all it will cost me $20 .. I might just get some straps to have.. I thnk they are about $20 though.. but I would probably use them again for something.. oh well.. thanks all
     

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