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RyanD 04-10-2013 04:52 AM

How to pickup 3300lbs of flooring?
 
I was just about to hit the submit button on the order when I noticed the "ship to store" message and the final weight/size. (3338lbs) :huh: Most trucks can't even come close to that and the home depot truck has a weight limit of I think 1500. The boxes are six feet long too so I'd have to make like 30 trips in my car to get it all. Any ideas? :jester:

g1hrtr 04-10-2013 05:51 AM

U-haul truck?

r0ckstarr 04-10-2013 06:51 AM

Know anybody with a pickup truck? Ask them to help and rent/borrow a trailer from somewhere. I pulled my 4,180lb Buick 1/3 of the way across Texas with a 90 model Silverado. I rented the trailer for $30 a day.

oh'mike 04-10-2013 06:51 AM

Pay for delivery-----usually $65----why would you even think about picking it up yourself?

PoleCat 04-10-2013 06:52 AM

The Ho Depo truck at my store can haul 1 1/2 ton.

r0ckstarr 04-10-2013 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1155952)
Pay for delivery-----usually $65----why would you even think about picking it up yourself?

Agreed. My answer was assuming that delivery wasn't available.

GBrackins 04-10-2013 07:36 AM

had HD deliver at my place, guy came with a flat bed and fork lift to deliver 2 toilets and some windows. well worth the $65 charge

md2lgyk 04-10-2013 07:41 AM

Been there, done that. Don't know the total weight, but the hardwood flooring for my house was 68 cartons. Worth every penny to have it delivered and fork-lifted into the house.

RyanD 04-10-2013 07:45 AM

Curbside Delivery starting at: $195.00
Inside Delivery to the first room starting at: $340.00

Probably worth it if I take truck rental and time to get it.

GBrackins 04-10-2013 08:43 AM

I take it you'll be storing the boxes in one of the rooms to get conditioned until you install it. what is the span and size of the floor joists, and the size of the room. don't want to over load the floor. how many boxes (to figure out weight per box)?

RyanD 04-10-2013 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by GBrackins (Post 1156017)
I take it you'll be storing the boxes in one of the rooms to get conditioned until you install it. what is the span and size of the floor joists, and the size of the room. don't want to over load the floor. how many boxes (to figure out weight per box)?

52.16 lbs per box, 64 boxes.
I would put them in different rooms

GBrackins 04-10-2013 08:51 AM

just checking, sometimes people don't think about the weight of building materials

md2lgyk 04-10-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by GBrackins (Post 1156024)
just checking, sometimes people don't think about the weight of building materials

Well, I sure thought about it. Especially while I was carrying cartons up to the loft before the stairs were in. That was just four years ago, but I sure couldn't do it now. Getting old sux.

GBrackins 04-10-2013 09:59 AM

I hear ya md, I hear ya ....... LOL

skyroofers 04-10-2013 11:13 PM

3900LBS in my ford 150 gave me a flat tire in less than 20 min ! be aware


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