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    Hello. I need some tips how to move piano... maybe someone of you have such experience

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    Maybe you need to find the Piano Underground forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeyden View Post
    Hello. I need some tips how to move piano... maybe someone of you have such experience
    Pianos are particularly heavy and some are liable to be damaged when moved. My best advice would be to talk to your Piano Tuner and to seek specialist skills. For an Upright Piano a ‘Dolly’ (Trolley) might be enough to mount the Piano on for easy movement, I’ve seen a single man with the right tools and skills move a Piano but really it’s a job for an expert. Of course if the Piano has little value then two men might move an upright piano - check the back at each end for lifting handles and build up your muscles first too.

    TLDR: Your best bet is to get expert help.
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    When we moved from the apartment to the house, we paid a guy who specializes in moving pianos. It will be well worth the money if you find a specialist, especially if stairs are involved. Good luck. I think it was about $300 well spent. Needed a tuning afterwards, about another $100 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    When we moved from the apartment to the house, we paid a guy who specializes in moving pianos. It will be well worth the money if you find a specialist, especially if stairs are involved. Good luck. I think it was about $300 well spent. Needed a tuning afterwards, about another $100 or so.
    Yes, for sure. There is a reason why there are people who specialize in this. Pianos are extremely heavy and have a great deal of delicate mechanism. It is really easy to either get hurt trying to move one or cause damage to the instrument that will cost FAR more to repair than the cost of moving it.

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    It is very difficult to do by yourself
    Better to hire professionals , for ex read about this service here https://starkmovers.com/services/piano-moving/

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    Maybe not hire these lads then !!

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    Find three or four young strong men between late teens and mid thirties. Seriously, when my in-laws moved into their new house all of us young guys in the family lifted their upright piano up and carried it out of the old house, into a truck, then out of the truck and into the new house. Thirty five years later, same three men, tried to move it out of the room so that they could put down carpet. We couldn't budge it. So we called in our own sons who came over, picked it up and carried it in the other room while we drank beer and supervised.
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    I'm pretty sure I would've been an inch taller, if I hadn't (foolishly) volunteered to help move my (now ex-)girlfriend's piano up a few stairs. Call in the experts!

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