How to move Progress H pallet to hearth?

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Dutchstover

New Member
Mar 22, 2021
13
Potlatch, Id
Hear ye hear ye PH owners,
My PH is en route to Idaho! I have a pretty straight run from my front door, and about a 1" lip on my hearth.
Did anyone use a pallet jack to position their PH? If not, how did you do it?
A bit intimidated but excited too, just figuring out what tool to rent.
Thx!
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,595
Long Island NY
Hear ye hear ye PH owners,
My PH is en route to Idaho! I have a pretty straight run from my front door, and about a 1" lip on my hearth.
Did anyone use a pallet jack to position their PH? If not, how did you do it?
A bit intimidated but excited too, just figuring out what tool to rent.
Thx!

I used a dolly. About the same height as the pallet. Slide it on (used some garage door silicone lubricant in the bottom), ride it in, and then I used cardboard to slide it onto my hearth pad.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,595
Long Island NY
And friends, beer pizza (tho I did it on my own).
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,173
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
That PH is almost twice as heavy as the BK. It's a monster. Good thing you only need to lift it onto a 1" hearth.

I've been a fan of sliding the stove off of the pallet onto a dolly right away. Roll to the hearth. Then slide it onto the hearth.

Always using stacks of lumber to make the surfaces level before sliding.
 
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barnaclebob

Feeling the Heat
Nov 29, 2017
270
Puget Sound
See the link in my profile. I had 8 steps to get up so I took as much weight off it as I could. It was still heavy as hell. We had 4 people (one of which was my 115lb wife) and 2 sets of over the shoulder furniture moving straps. Barely got the job done. 4 strong people should be able to get it moved with the shoulder straps without much issue if there is no real elevation change.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,595
Long Island NY

Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
995
Newport, Wa
My last Woodstove and Pellet stove was moved by Special Dolly that Climbed Stairs and such. Rental Place might have one. 1 Guy made it easy to do 500lbs
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,971
07462
could always buy 1" round wood dowels and make some rollers like the Egyptian's
 
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Rearscreen

Minister of Fire
Dec 21, 2014
745
Vermont
I made 2 "railroad" tracks out of 2 x 4's to move my Progress to 2 locations. (in and out in location 1 and in at location 2.) I slightly canted the rails via cutting the "railroad ties" at a slight angle so the surface touching the crate was less. Then I used butchers wax. That stuff is slippery! Both moves were done by myself only. One reason I chose this method was because the first location joists were woefully under sized (mid 1800's house) and I wanted to span a wide as possible footprint. I just hopscotched the 2. So, that's one method that worked for me, but let me warn you, this is absolutely the heaviest thing I have ever moved by myself.
 
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begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,761
South Puget Sound, WA
Protect it with a blanket or cardboard and then ratchet strap it to an appliance dolly. Once it has wheels on it, moving is much easier. Have a few strong souls along to help with the final positioning. Hold off on the beer until the stove is in place.
 
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Dutchstover

New Member
Mar 22, 2021
13
Potlatch, Id
Protect it with a blanket or cardboard and then ratchet strap it to an appliance dolly. Once it has wheels on it, moving is much easier. Have a few strong souls along to help with the final positioning. Hold off on the beer until the stove is in place.
Yes, quite agree on the timing of the beer!
 

armanidog

Feeling the Heat
Jan 8, 2017
281
Northeast Georgia
Like Begreen said , wheels are your friends. The hard part will be hooking it up to the stove pipe and air supply ( if you will have one).
500 pounds gets to be hard when you just need to move it one inch. Some cardboard under it will let you slide it around a little bit.
A floor jack comes in handy at times.
 
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PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,030
MA
Wow! Glad my little Lopi Answer with bricks removed was only around 230 pounds.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,203
Palmyra, WI
I put plywood down to keep the dolly wheels from maring the tile and hardwood floors. Getting additional help is a good idea. Stoves are short and wide. Using an appliance dolly, it's easy to tilt it back and roll it around, but can be a little unsteady going over bumps, and very unsteady when getting it up on a hearth or pad and dropping it back down to level.
 

SteveKG

Minister of Fire
Jun 23, 2009
710
Colorado Rockies
Very easily moved our stoves an inch or twelve with a five-foot bar and some cardboard or scrap ply to protect surfaces. I even moved out 900-lb cookstove this way. No strain on me, either. Just "inch" the stove the direction you want with the bar. If raising the stove is necessary, an inch or several, I lifted one side of the stove at a time with the long bar, put short lengths of 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 or whatever beneath the raised edge, stacked the wood sequentially to get the height I needed. Then, just gradually inched the stove over to the hearth. Very simple. Just take your time, don't be in a hurry.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,173
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Like Begreen said , wheels are your friends. The hard part will be hooking it up to the stove pipe and air supply ( if you will have one).
500 pounds gets to be hard when you just need to move it one inch. Some cardboard under it will let you slide it around a little bit.
A floor jack comes in handy at times.
PH is 700#. Sure, you can remove some parts but not enough to make it light.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,761
South Puget Sound, WA
Our stove is almost 600#. A good appliance dolly with large, air-filled tires made the difference. Once it had wheels on it, moving it into place, across a bumpy yard, up a step, and into the house, then onto the hearth was easy. Getting it off the truck was the most exciting part. This was done by me, a friend and my son. Moving it an inch or two on the hearth to align the stovepipe perfectly was simply a matter of giving it a nudge with my backside.
 

Dutchstover

New Member
Mar 22, 2021
13
Potlatch, Id
I had moved our NC30 in with a hand truck and a friend.... but that only weighs 550 lbs. Also WS told me that the stove sits on a pedestal/pallet or something until you knock out some 2x4s? And then it will supposedly sit right on the hearth and you can pull the pallet/pedestal away...
 
My insert listed as over 600 on the shipping ticket but that included the small pallet and protective framing. I removed as much weight as possible, door, surround, cast iron accents, fire bricks. It lightened it up considerably. Looks like you have two doors you can remove. Should save a bunch of weight.

I brought mine home on a small trailers with a wide fold down ramp that made it easy to unpackage and get onto a dolly in the yard. Other than two neighbors helping me get it over my very delicate patio door sill I did all the moving by myself. Wheels and straps are your friends.

For final positioning we use small wonder bars to move 1000 lb pieces of limestone around for absolutely perfect placement after getting it relatively close with equipment on a regular basis. You would be surprised how easy you can scooch something huge around with a couple wonder bars and a couple guys with common sense.
 

Dutchstover

New Member
Mar 22, 2021
13
Potlatch, Id
3 guys and a uhaul appliance dolly... (and a tractor to lift it through the front door)... and we did it! Also used my logging wedges to get the beast onto the hearth.

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