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#1970897 - 10/09/12 05:01 PM Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors)
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Say,

I think that I may need to move my Krauss upright two floors up. The one option, is obviously the stairs.

The other option, however, would be the lift, which could fit it I think (if it fits me, then it fits the piano, if you tilt it upways). The questions I have are two:

1. Am I insane to put it in the lift?
2. How much does the average upright piano weight? I think my Kraus will be heavier than the average, but the lift can lift (according to the makers) some 500 lbs, and I'm assuming that for a single go, it could stretch a little and once.

Ideas?
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#1970902 - 10/09/12 05:08 PM Re: Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors) [Re: Nikolas]
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Ask your mover.

Personally, I would not trust an elevator rated at only 500 lbs. to lift me and another person safely, so I suspect that you are mistaken about that rating.
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#1970919 - 10/09/12 05:34 PM Re: Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors) [Re: Nikolas]
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I'm moving just the piano, so there's no mover involved. It's just that the piano might need to go two floors up!

I've been in the lift with my brother in law. We are both more than 250 lbs and the lift did fine... So this is why I said that I'm assuming it's ok.

(Yes, if anyone's wondering. I'm dead cheap at this moment. I live in Greece and this should explain why... :-/ )
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#1970997 - 10/09/12 08:32 PM Re: Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors) [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
Ask your mover.

Personally, I would not trust an elevator rated at only 500 lbs. to lift me and another person safely, so I suspect that you are mistaken about that rating.


The OP is in Europe and if you seen some of the lifts over there it wouldn't completely surprise me to see a 500lb (though more likely a 500kg) limit. :-)

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#1971133 - 10/10/12 01:57 AM Re: Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors) [Re: Nikolas]
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Oh no... it's 500 lbs (around 250 kg...). I converted the kilos to libres, for the shake of convenience in PW! grin
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#1971223 - 10/10/12 09:28 AM Re: Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors) [Re: Nikolas]
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Once you've secured the piano in the lift you can send it up without your staying in the lift. That should lighten the load enough to provide safety.
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#1971293 - 10/10/12 12:12 PM Re: Moving an upright Krauss upstairs (two floors) [Re: Nikolas]
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The weight of a vertical piano can vary quite a bit, depending on the size and manufacturer.

The Greek economy will improve according to how much money gets circulated. You may be better off in the long run by hiring others, even if it is just someone off the street to help you.


Edited by BDB (10/10/12 12:14 PM)
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