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Hand truck for lifting heavy object on stairs

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by svouts, 12 Jul 2019.

  1. svouts

    svouts

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    Hi,
    I have to move up and down the stairs some heavy cast iron radiators. They must be between 150 to 300 pounds.

    I am planning to use a hand truck for stairs, those with 3 wheels on each side.

    Do you think is possible with two people?

    Many thanks
     
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  2. Burnerman

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    Two people should manage this without too much trouble, but Id definitely lash the rads to the sack truck tightly.
    Watch for filthy black water trickling from the rads too....best to block the outlets.
    John :)
     
  3. EddieM

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    Yeah, shouldn't be too much hassle, hide the swear jar !
     
  4. foxhole

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    Some of the three wheel stair trucks need a wide staircase and big turn area, is it for domestic use? You can't operate the truck with two people, no room.
    You could just put a couple of scaffold boards or sheet of ply on stairs and lower in down on a rope.Used this method with my scooter, pulled up stairs when out building car lift failed.
     
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  5. opps

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    I like the idea of the plywood, but how did you then manage to walk down the stairs after?
     
  6. foxhole

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    Just turned it up against the wall .
     
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  7. opps

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    Ahh..

    Yeah, on reflection it was unlikely that one peice of ply would have been long enough to have covered the whole length of a stair case.

    Tnx
     
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