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Thread: Need to Move a Couch From the Third Floor??

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    Need to Move a Couch From the Third Floor??

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    A couch zipline?? I expected a catastrophe but it worked!

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    Interesting.

    Don't know if they still do it - but I remember movers putting a rig in the windows of multistory houses and hoisting stuff up a pulley system and through the windows.

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    It's good to know gravity still works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    It's good to know gravity still works!
    I don't have to look very far to confirm that

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    Good idea when it works. If you anchored the bottoms of the ziplines in a pickup truck, you could load it in one effort.
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    Didn't show what the ziplines were made of; rope, wire, etc. (make sure what your using is rated for more then you require)
    Don't know why the center one couldn't be with a block and tackle, or hoist setup.

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    These people should have been around when Myrna and I moved into our apartment near USC. We were on the 3rd floor. No, I repeat, No elevator. There was a "U" turn at every floor and another "U" turn halfway between floors.

    Oh well, college kids can do anything.

    Of course they ache for a day or two afterward.

    Now if we had stringers, a winch and permission of the people next door we could have just killed ourselves and avoided the back and leg aches.

    That was a great video.

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    When Uncle Sam sent us to Turkey we ended up on the ninth floor of a building with only a small 4 person elevator. I was amazed to see a small compact Turkish guy put our old Kenmore refrigerator on his back and hike up 9 flights of stairs like it was nothing...same for the large 5/8" thick glass topped dining room table, all the beds and anything else that wouldn't fit into the elevator. Not a scratch on anything moving in, but they chipped off one corner of the glass table top going down the stairs when we left. That was our only casualty. Pretty amazing.

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    ted that was one tuff turkey seems like the elavator would have held it if it held 4 people?
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