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#3101081 04/02/21 12:18 PM
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I need some "proven" ideas as to what works for this. Let me explain. So, I am in a home that has an old piano against a wall. Very common scenario. Now, the problem is the old heavy piano has tuning pins in it that will not hold....none of them really. What I want to do them is offer the owner a solution of gluing all the pins by laying the piano on it's back with my piano tilter. Now, here's the thing, the floor where the old piano is setting is pristine in that it is beautiful hardwood that will no-doubt show the roll out signs on the floor if I swing it out and in place to get it in position to slip the tilter under it to tilt it on its back.

How do I accomplish this without marking the floor?


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I use something like these that I bought at Canadian tire. I lay them upside down with the carpeted side on the floor so you can slide the piano easily.

https://www.amazon.ca/Develoo-Interlocking-Exercise-Bedroom-Kitchen/dp/B07XG4FC5P/ref=sr_1_28?dchild=1&keywords=interlocking%2Bcarpet%2Btiles&qid=1617380795&s=toys&sr=1-28&th=1


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I haven't tried CA glue on an upright yet, just grands. But, I would imagine capillary action would draw it into the pinblock if you go slow with an extension tip. Maybe if you could lift the front legs on a 1" piece of wood even better. That's what I'd try.

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Especially if it is an 'open-face' pinblock, it is eminently possible to do the CA treatment with the piano remaining upright.

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Something like this that would be robust enough to lift the end of a piano in order to get a slider under the wheel would be ideal. Any leads on such a thing? I’m not sure this one would lift enough.

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/Qiilu-...Lj3xBaBJCRoCGZsQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


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Now that I look a little farther, it looks like these things will lift 200 to 300 pounds per bag. They’re not expensive. Maybe three of these under the end of the piano would be the magic ticket.


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