Re: Relocating a washing machine...



I know there are people who advertise transportation services on ebay, based upon a cost per mile. I'm sure one of them might be able to assist.
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snipped-for-privacy@cucumber.demon.co.uk (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:

Good suggestion, but apparently the Miele doesn't have concrete weights like a Hotpoint. Rather, the washer is hewn from a solid block of metal.

I have plenty of hands at the delivery end, but that is pretty much Plan A at the collection point. It is near the student campus, so there's certain to be thirsty ppl in the area - just rather something more definite.
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Made a few calls - they seem to be £80/day round here. A little bit more than I wanted to pay really.
Had another thought - how about a regular van, make a ramp for a trolley using planks of wood?

I'm rather attached to my Golf ;-)
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I think that you would need pretty substantial planks for that. To make the slope low enough that you could push 200kg up it is going to imply quite long and therefore thick material to avoid it breaking.
By the time you had organised that, I would have thought it would be better and cheaper to have procured the tail lift van and appliance truck. It would be pretty tearful if you dropped the thing and broke it, wouldn't it.
Think of it this way. You've been given an excellent machine at zero cost and you even have the warranty cover to get it fixed if necessary. If it costs £80 to move it safely without damage then that is still fantastic value.
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Not sure what to sure on. Any ideas?
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Hmm, interesting question :)
I did a quick search for transportation, came up with item 2432207395 (you can enter that item number in the search field).
This is for transport of a motorbike anywhere in the UK, not exactly what you were looking for, but maybe if the guy was in the area....
You might also want to check the ads in the freebie local newspapers. Down here we see "man with van" type adverts frequently.
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"Invalid item"

Another good idea worth investigating. Thanks.
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On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 22:16:39 UTC, snipped-for-privacy@cucumber.demon.co.uk (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:

When we moved house, the removal man walked in, looked at the Hotpoit w/m, picked it up, walked out, put it in the van.....!
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Anyone remember the big indian guy in One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest? He lifted the water fountain off the floor as I recall.
(Almost certainly made of polystyrene though).
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On 19 Sep 2003 12:23:38 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@cucumber.demon.co.uk (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:

If someone had told me that story I think I'd have had a problem believing it! Those pianos aren't small by any stretch of the imagination.
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