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Old 10-22-2017, 11:17 AM   #1
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May as well pass this knowledge to some young whipper snapper. Old plumbers with a bad back no need to apply, it's too late.

A few years ago I built this simple dolly using office chair casters and some scrap ends of fence lumber from a son's project. Handy for moving heavier items. I also use it to move a heavy table saw by driving the saw like a wheel barrow.

When I recently replaced a toilet the seal stayed on the toilet bottom and I was thankful for that BUT that causes the toilet to be unstable while transporting it through the house about 70 ft. to the deck.

Next time I'll place a couple of 1x4's across the dolly to allow seal extension clearance.
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That's a great application of ingenuity.

Years ago I built similar ones out or 2X material and solid rubber heavy duty casters, to put under a cars wheels to maneuver it around a shop, to rebuild the car , need to move heavy objects, use them under the corners of oversized chest freezers, , even moved a Waterbed, after raising each corner high enough to slip them underneath the corners.

Great that you passed the idea along to the members.


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If you have the casters laying around, it a great project.

If you don't, a furniture dolly (aka movers dolly) is often less expensive than the individual casters.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Buffalo-T...FYdXfgodcG0FAw

Once you have one, you realize how handy they are. You want to kick yourself for not getting one sooner.
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If you have the casters laying around, it a great project.

If you don't, a furniture dolly (aka movers dolly) is often less expensive than the individual casters.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Buffalo-T...FYdXfgodcG0FAw

Once you have one, you realize how handy they are. You want to kick yourself for not getting one sooner.
Man OH man isn't that true about good caster wheel costs.

At local auctions I always tried buying caster wheels and only one time succeeded with what I considered a decent price. Then one of my sons spotted them not attached to anything and sure nuff I don't have them anymore.
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That's a great application of ingenuity.

Years ago I built similar ones out or 2X material and solid rubber heavy duty casters, to put under a cars wheels to maneuver it around a shop, to rebuild the car , need to move heavy objects, use them under the corners of oversized chest freezers, , even moved a Waterbed, after raising each corner high enough to slip them underneath the corners.

Great that you passed the idea along to the members.


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When i first saw those I was amazed at the weight they were capable of.
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Got 4 of the smaller HF ones in my shop.
VERY HANDY!
Have used them under an antique 1 row John Deere I rebuilt for a friend. Sure helped on that job.
Right now two are under a dishwasher that I plan to repair.

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I try to keep everything on wheels for portability. Here is a table I built for my planer with some reclaimed lumber.


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