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Tips for moving around heavy home products

Getting a lift when you need it most
Published on Nov 3, 2006

Let's face it, most building products are heavy. From refrigerators to structural beams, getting things lifted or moved into place safely and accurately can sometimes be a real challenge for any home handyman. Here are some tips that might help. First of all, don't overlook the value of a second pair of hands. It may seem obvious, but one of the simplest ways to lift something and maneuver it into position is by having a second person at the other end. Even when a structural member, appliance, fixture or other item seems like something you can lift yourself, positioning it accurately and without damage can be a challenge. Overextending your strength or your reach can also result in serious personal injury, so use common sense and don't be afraid to ask for help when the situation warrants. For moving appliances, one of the handiest items you can use is called an air dolly. The air dolly consists of two large aluminum plates with hundreds of tiny holes in it. The plates are connected to...

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