WHAT'S A BETTER WAY TO MOVE SUCH A HEAVY ITEM UPSTAIRS?

Isn't moving a ~300 lb refrigerator up flights of such stairs very DANGEROUS? .. I know of catastrophic resulting injuries.. I'm thinking of a few design improvements; and wonder if others are too.. Besides the obvious (pictured) need to add good ratchet straps, and a larger dolly, my designs range from better muscular force use, to mechanization....  Also,  can anyone please inform here about gripping, one-way, or ratcheting pulleys?.. Thanks good thinkers.

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micit2 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks for all your thoughts good thinkers... My GOALS here are: SAFETY & PROFITABILITY (through producing / patenting), and HELPING OURKIND... Sorry I'm being delayed from a more detailed reply now.. But I'll post these pics as examples of designs I'm considering.... However, I think the retail prices for both the dolly and wearable strapping harness could be 2/3 lower!.. Making them affordable for many DIY's, and cheap rentals.... I'm considering later posting about my mechanized designs.. If good thinkers, and especially commercial movers, can guess my designs, I'd be humbled.. Thanks
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Well, if you'd like a different idea you could do a simple ratchet like the pics here), on the platform of your hand truck/dolly. In reality though, when I'm carrying large or heavy things up and down stairs, I'll just put the flat smoothest side on the bottom, pull at a smooth angle, then make a sharper angle for an edge to dig into the stairs if I need a rest.

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micit2 (author) 1 year ago
rickharris1 year ago

Put a carpet up the stairs.

Fix a rope or web strap at the top and run down the stairs UNDER the object and over the top back to the top of the stair.

Pull on the rope and the object will slide up the stair someone can guide it from behind.

You may need to put some polythene over the edge of the object to allow the rope to slide without damaging it.

Otherwise invest in a stair climbing sack truck.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powertec-1605-Tri-Truck-Mu...

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When I moved my 400kg boiler into my cellar back in the UK a couple of years back, I rented a POWERED stair climber from HSS. Best 60 quid I've ever spent: made the process effortless.

mole11 year ago

There were three guys who delivered the last fridge here. One held the paperwork. The other two had a sling-harness thing strapped over their shoulders and (and I think waists) with the fridge standing on the wide sling between. They just marched up the steps and could even spare a hand to grip the handrail. I don't think the fridge was more than about 18 inches off the floor in the sling. It might be possible to rent one. I don't know what to call it.

mole1 mole11 year ago

Found one:

http://www.amazon.com/Teamstrap-Moving-and-Lifting-Straps/dp/B000UUX7VO