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Old 11/05/2017, 05:28 PM   #51
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Good question - we used a dolly most of the way and only used the cups to get through a doorway (up/over) and then onto the stand.

I did however use two of these cup handles to jack up one side of the empty tank while running cords inderneath. Literally used a car jack and rigged a few pieces of wood and it held for a few minutes. .
Thx. May I ask what dolly you used? Did you attach 3/4" plywood to it before putting your tank on it, so the weight is evenly distributed?

I see the Harbor freight ones that are 30x18, but am unsure if I can just center the tank on there? Or do I need 2?

Sorry for all the questions. I've tried googling/you tube searches but cant find any videos of ppl actually picking up large tanks with suction cups.

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Old 11/05/2017, 05:32 PM   #52
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You have to use suction cups that have a suction indicator. Cheap ones are a no no. They fail witghout warning. The kind you want use a little manual pump button that sucks out the air and if they are failing it shows a red line before it lets go. Gives you time to put the tank down.
Hmm. Never seen those before. Isnt it hard to look at that indicator while you are carrying the tank? Do you think all 4 guys need them for a 500lb 72x24x24, 3/4" tank?

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Old 11/05/2017, 07:51 PM   #53
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A friend and I brought my 96"x36"x24"H from my garage thru the front door, maneuver around stairway on furniture dollies. And with the help of a lift cart we got it on 34" stand


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Old 11/05/2017, 08:41 PM   #54
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A friend and I brought my 96"x36"x24"H from my garage thru the front door, maneuver around stairway on furniture dollies. And with the help of a lift cart we got it on 34" stand
Can u link me to what dolly you used?

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Old 11/05/2017, 09:50 PM   #55
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My buddy and I= 200g glass tank, upstairs in an apartment around a bend....no suction cups. Just hands and stupidity. Granted we are both personal trainers, but it was stressful especially in august Southern California heat and humidity


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Old 11/05/2017, 10:15 PM   #56
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Reviving an old thread here, has anyone used those Harbor Freight dual suction cups rated for 125 lbs? I am wondering if 4 sets of those for 4 guys, is enough to move my 500lb dry 180g glass tank?
I just moved a 600 lb. acrylic tank and used four of those double cup lifters. They were very helpful, but only as a supplement to a pair of hydraulic lift carts (also from harbor freight) and three DiY dollys. If you are going to use suction cups as the primary lifting/moving aid I would definately use better ones.


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Old 11/05/2017, 10:26 PM   #57
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A friend and I brought my 96"x36"x24"H from my garage thru the front door, maneuver around stairway on furniture dollies. And with the help of a lift cart we got it on 34" stand
That's the size of my tank. Please post the lift cart?


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Old 11/08/2017, 10:41 PM   #58
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That's the size of my tank. Please post the lift cart?
https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb...art-61405.html This is one of them. My will lift 1000lbs.


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Old 11/08/2017, 10:46 PM   #59
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Can u link me to what dolly you used?

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we used these: https://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-...lly-63097.html and this https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...art-60438.html Hope it help


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Old 11/09/2017, 07:03 AM   #60
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That's what I was looking at too. 2 x 1000lbs for safety margin. I expect the tank is ~ 1000 lbs.


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Old 11/09/2017, 04:19 PM   #61
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Two Canadian men is what they were referring to. 😎


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Old 11/09/2017, 04:48 PM   #62
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Old 11/09/2017, 09:54 PM   #63
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Not sure if you are still looking for a lift but the link below is what I ended up using to lift our 240 gallon tank. Basically a 450 LB material lift. If you know anyone who is in the IT field and their work has a server lift it would also do the trick.

https://www.homedepot.com/tool-truck...412/index.html

Personally speaking the material lift did work although I didn't think it was the most safe way of doing it. My tank is built on plywood so all we did was lower the lift a tick below the shipping pallet and slide the tank onto the forks. Then raised it slowly a tick above the steel stand. Then slide it on. The more difficult part will be to move it into the house but the plan is to build a temporary stand out of 2x4's (mostly salvaged from shipping crate) and use a set of 500 LB casters I purchased.

This way I can just slide it onto that and move it into the house. At least that is the idea...we'll see.


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Old 11/10/2017, 12:56 PM   #64
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Hmm. Never seen those before. Isnt it hard to look at that indicator while you are carrying the tank? Do you think all 4 guys need them for a 500lb 72x24x24, 3/4" tank?

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Old 11/10/2017, 04:22 PM   #65
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Is it OK to turn a large tank on its side to get it through a doorway?


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