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Old 02-19-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Radiant Heat and Gun Safe

I've got a 1200lb. safe on the way and I need to get it through the hall, bedroom, then into the closet. No stairs, just a few thresholds to protect. I am concerned about damaging the heating lines witj all the weight focused on the dolly wheels though. Its a slab foundation and i assume the lines are in.the cement an inch or so, though truthfully, I haven't a clue how these lines are installed. Anyone familiar with these systems...am I worried over nothing?
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My toys are stupid-heavy, and I move them all over the place. I wouldn't get too excited over this, but if it makes you feel better, buy a couple sheets of plywood, cut them out accordingly, and lay them down over your floor. Easy peasy.
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If the safe has a flat bottom and measures 24" x 36" it will exert less than 2 pounds/square inch. If you move it on a dolly with 4 wheels each wheel will exert 300 pounds/square inch. (could cause compression of a line) If you have wood or tile floors you should use a piece of carpet under the safe and slide it to its location. If you move over carpet you could use a couple 2' wide X 4' long strips of Masonite; rough side down and slide on that.
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For moving it over concrete get yourself 4 -2' pieces of 3/4 " metal pipe to use as rollers. You can even use the pipes as rollers over the Masonite if you keep at least 3 under the safe to distribute the weight more evenly.
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The tubing used for radiant heat is soft and flexible, you shouldn’t have any issues. It’s not copper and won’t crush. I personally would lay some plywood down because of the weight, just to be cautious. You can cut a 4’x 8’ in half, you will have 2 pieces of 2’ x 8’ and keep alternating them as you move forward.
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Thanks for the excellent tips! Good morning.
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wish they would build those damn transporters already....
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Safe sounds nice!

1200 lbs. of gun safe sounds nice! They are a pain to move but a comfort to have for piece of mind.
My only problem with a gun safe is they all seem to fill up no matter what size you buy!
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30 years ago i could load up my big azz rolling tool fortress by myself...no it's hard enough bringing in groceries
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