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Old 09-13-09, 01:41 PM   #1
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moving a hot tub

I have been working all day on a hot tub at a rental property. It sat for two or three years cause the lady that rented the house said she really wanted it, so I left it there. She never did a thing with it exept let it grow slime and crud. Now it is cleaned out and seems to work fine. Anybody ever had one moved? About how much does it cost etc? Any advice would be great. Thanks.
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Old 09-13-09, 03:30 PM   #2
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I haven't been able to give ours away. Chopping it up with a sawzall and putting it out in the trash in weekly installments seems like the way to go.
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Great.
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Old 09-13-09, 07:46 PM   #4
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How far would you like it moved?
That will determine the quantity of ANFO you will need to use.
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Old 09-13-09, 07:48 PM   #5
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Unless you have access to a helicopter or other heavy equipment, there is no magic trick to be explained.

You need people with muscles, and lots of them. I helped a friend move his. Heavy as hell, but movable.
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I gave one away for free when I didn't want it any longer. I advertised that it was free to a good home and ended up giving it to a friend of a friend. He just had to pay to move it. From what he said, the cost to move it wasn't that bad.
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Old 09-13-09, 09:05 PM   #7
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It depends on how far you want to move it. I worked with a couple who rented a house next door to the one they bought. When they moved into their home, they took their tub with them. I think it cost about $450 to move it next door. It was not an easy job.
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Memo to self: drain hot tub before moving it.
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Just moved a 500 gallon hot tub, not that bad of an experience. Used four other men (pizza and beer for salary), we used several pieces of PVC tubing to roll it across the ground (not a mar on it). Lifted it onto and off of a flat trailer. Not a bad experience at all.
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Just moved a 500 gallon hot tub, not that bad of an experience. Used four other men (pizza and beer for salary), we used several pieces of PVC tubing to roll it across the ground (not a mar on it). Lifted it onto and off of a flat trailer. Not a bad experience at all.
Excellent use of the ancient egyptians secret. As somebody who moves heavy stuff for a living I will pass on some sage advice that was given to me early in my career. Let the machine do the work.
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i am gonna try it. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 09-16-09, 05:18 PM   #12
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If it has flat sides it won't be too bad to move. While it is in it's natural position, open side up, use a ratchet strap to affix a flat mover's dolly to the side of the tub. Then place a sheet of plywood beside the hot tub that has the dolly hanging from it. Tip the tub onto its side with the help of a couple friends. Roll the tub to the end of the plywood and place another sheet of plywood and roll onto it. Alternate sheets of ply as you go. This will not work with some Hot Springs brand tubs because they have sloped sides rather than flat.
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