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    I knew someone would post that Laurel and Hardy clip!

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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
    big - strong - men

    EDIT: Now this is funny. I wrote those words in all caps. I guess that's not allowed.
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    Some years ago, I was riding my motorcycle on a very narrow country lane, near The Long Mynd in Shropshire, when I rounded a bend and was confronted by four men proceeding down the road pushing an upright piano on a sack truck/hand truck. There were no dwellings in sight in either direction.

    They seemed to be enjoying the experience.

    John Colter

    ps. It's a good job I was able to stop - I reckon I'd have found the lost chord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    Some years ago, I was riding my motorcycle on a very narrow country lane, near The Long Mynd in Shropshire, when I rounded a bend and was confronted by four men proceeding down the road pushing an upright piano on a sack truck/hand truck. There were no dwellings in sight in either direction.

    They seemed to be enjoying the experience.

    John Colter

    ps. It's a good job I was able to stop - I reckon I'd have found the lost chord!
    Maybe they were stealing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Maybe they were stealing it.
    No, they are obviously from the gym doing a workout. Nothing beats the fun of pushing a piano up and down a hilly road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Maybe you need to find the Piano Underground forum!
    You mean this place?
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    The Hawaiian way.

    Buy lots of beer and invite everyone to come move it for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    Some years ago, I was riding my motorcycle on a very narrow country lane, near The Long Mynd in Shropshire, when I rounded a bend and was confronted by four men proceeding down the road pushing an upright piano on a sack truck/hand truck. There were no dwellings in sight in either direction.

    They seemed to be enjoying the experience.

    John Colter

    ps. It's a good job I was able to stop - I reckon I'd have found the lost chord!
    That must have been quite a sight in itself and IIRC some of the lanes in that area can be quite steep - particularly difficult and dangerous with a heavy load. I can’t envisage anyone moving such a heavy item like that in recent decades, even in rural Shropshire, but I love the fact that they did. To my mind we over complicate a lot of stuff and reject simple solutions from the past in favour of ‘modern efficiency’. Of course something with an engine allows one to do the otherwise ‘impossible’ but it’s amazing what you can shift with ‘hand power’ and the right cart, trolley or barrow. H’mm, hand power and simple, must be a link to Ukes somewhere there.

    I love bikes and motorcycles too, wonderful ‘simple’ devices for taking people out of transport poverty and allowing them to fulfil their dreams and their potential - having had a Motorcycle you’ll understand how life liberating they can be. Bikes are a bit on the slow side and so effectively limit horizons to tens of miles, but they are still life changing and very affordable. Motorcycles offer much wider horizons but cost more to run and aren’t necessarily that safe but, having said that, a surprisingly large percentage of accidents are the result of operator error - even a moderate speed accident on a motorcycle can kill or disable so much and constant care are needed.

    Oh dear, thread drift.
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    I worked in a mall once. At Christmas they would bring in an organ from the local dealer and someone would play it. After Christmas two men showed up with coverals and a clipboard, checked the sn on the organ and took it. The next day two men showed up from the dealer.....

    Instructions on piano moving:
    1.) Google a piano mover
    2.) get out your check book
    3,) Tell your doctor that he will have to wait on redecorating his off because no hernia operation from you.

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    There's a good reason why "Piano Movers" is a seperate listing in the yellow pages. For those younger folks out there, the "yellow pages" is/was a printed telephone directory listing businesses in a given area. It was printed on yellow paper.

    That being said, I had a pianist friend who owned a lovely nine foot grand. He routinely moved it himself, but only from his living room to his bedroom/music room. First, he'd lay out a small rug next to the straight side of the piano. Then he'd loosen and remove the legs on that side one at a time, carefully lowering the piano onto the rug. Then he'd remove the remaining leg, and push the piano standing on its side down the hallway to his bedroom/ music room. Of course, then he'd reverse the process to set the piano up again.
    "The sole cause of all human misery is the inability of people
    to sit quietly in their rooms." - Blaise Pascal, 1670

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