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How do i move 6000 pounds of bricks ?

Old 07-09-06, 11:15 PM
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How do i move 6000 pounds of bricks ?

I ordered all my bricks and pavers to do the patio on the backyard, including some nice wall pieces and bags of sand to lay the bricks. I got the works, no expense spared.

so i come to find out that the total weight of all the stuff exceeds 6000 pounds !!!

(SIX THOUSAND, yes)

They are dropping it off curbside and then i am faced with the nightmarish task of moving them to the backyard.

How do I do this? wheelbarrow? conveyor belt? magic? telekinesis? hire the mexicans? I am dreading it!
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Old 07-09-06, 11:21 PM
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Don't you have a truck that can go into the backyard? A car might work too. Probably would take a few hours of work but shouldn't be that bad.

Expensive way is to rent a forklift - hopefully, they put the stuff on a sturdy pallet.

Another way if the stuff is on a pallet is go to a hardware store, ask for something called a pallet jack.
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Old 07-09-06, 11:23 PM
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Here's one that can do 2.5 tons. $199.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=228013
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Old 07-09-06, 11:32 PM
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Old 07-09-06, 11:39 PM
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Another brick in the wall?

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Old 07-09-06, 11:51 PM
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I had 2,400 pounds of marble tile delivered for a bathroom I'm remodeling. DHL dropped it off in the lobby of my condo; I live on the second floor. I carried it upstairs one 80 pound crate at a time.

By the way -- did you know that DHL has a 1 ton delivery limit? I found that out when they delivered a ton of marble and told me they'd be back with the other 400 pounds the next day.
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I'm off work this upcoming week, I'd gladly help out. But unfortunately I don't know where you live and apparently neither do you.
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Old 07-10-06, 01:21 AM
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Buy a wheelbarrow or something like that - plan on many trips. Don't get hung up on how heavy they are or how many there are, just start it.
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how about a bucketline ?
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Old 07-10-06, 01:29 AM
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Throw them over the house one at a time into the backyard. If you miss a few times, you'll have a fun roofing project later this summer.
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Old 07-10-06, 01:34 AM
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I'd look for a pallet jack. Plywood might help you get it across the yard to the backyard.

I can't imagine moving all of that with a wheelbarrow.
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Old 07-10-06, 05:30 AM
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Call the tool rental place, (maybe HD). Many would have a motorized wheelbarrows, or some sort of minature tractor to haul the stuff.

It would be well worth the dough.
http://www.rentalhq.com/article.asp?artid=83&cat=diy
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A wheelbarrow will be many trips, but it will do MUCH less damage to your lawn than other recommended solutions. It will go faster than you think. Twice, I've moved 10 cubic yards of top soil this way.
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Originally Posted by skiblet
...no expense spared.
Apparently you spared one expense -- delivery to your backyard.
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Old 07-10-06, 06:59 AM
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Do you have a son?

This would have been my Dad's answer.

On a more serious note, I have a wagon that pulls behind my lawn mower (which I would use for these cases), but I get the impression that you probably have a smaller yard than I do, in which case, I'd suggest a wheel barrow, your buddies, a case or two of beer, and some pizza. (That's usually how I get paid after helping out a buddy with a home improvement project).
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Day Laborers. Seriously.
Just head to your local Home Depot there should be a couple there willing to help.
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You know what you need? A small hot air balloon.

That would be awesome.
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What's an average brick weigh? About 6 lbs or so? So even if you did it by carrying 10 bricks at a time by hand, you're only looking at around 100 trips. That's not too bad. Get 3 or 4 friends to come over and that's only 20 or 25 trips each, an amount you could easily knock out in a couple hours. The 6,000 lbs. part makes it sound worse than it is.
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I had the exact same problem with shingles. I used my truck to haul them to the back yard. Took a while.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:03 AM
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You could also just move your Double Wide closer to the brick pile....
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Give up. It's not worth moving the bricks that far. Make a curb-side statue instead and order some pizza.
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