It is important to remember that there are few woodworking machines
likely to be found in a basement shop that a Jeep in low-range 4 wheel
drive won't move.
The difficulty is in moving without _damaging_ it.
Sat, Mar 10, 2007, 11:42am (EST-3) too_many email@example.com
(Too_Many_Tools) doth queryeth:
<snip> What I would like to hear are stories of how you have removed a
machine from a difficult location such as a basement.
Simple. Just do it in reverse. Now, you need to remove something,
or you just asking?
It was too early in the morning for it to be early in the morning. That
was the only thing that he currently knew for sure.
Gravity got it down there, so the obvious answer is to use some anti-gravity
get it out. I don't have a source for the anti-gravity, but I think my wife
must. I see her looking
in the mirror, muttering "damned gravity"---then rubbing stuff on the parts
that are headed for the floor. I can only assume that the jars and tubes
contain some sort of anti-gravity material.
You must go back in time and select the right house ;-)
Our current house has a daylight basement with a "boat door" on the
partially open side (with its own concrete drive all the way to the
street). I roll up the door to move things in or out, The hard part
is getting big/heavy stuff into/out of the truck...
On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 08:44:10 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've thought of that for myself, but I'm not sure that'd help me.
It's alreay a lot of trouble getting stuff in and out the front door
on the main floor. It seems that modern furniture and appliances are
bigger than they used to make them when my house was built.
Particularly the mattress wifey and I just got. The delivery guys had
a devil of a time getting it up the stairs. It just didn't wanna go
through the first doorway and up the stair immediately behind.
On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 09:00:01 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Yeah, that's what my FIL did to get some furniture into his living
When wifey and I were just married, the 2nd floor apartment we lived
in had a hallway that twisted and turned and was too narrow to allow
the couch we bought to get up there. So what I did was borrow a
ladder and bring it up to the small balcony off that back of the
place, through the bedroom and just barely squeeked it out the bedroom
door, past a funny Z shaped jog to get 'er in the living room.
When we moved, I had to repeat that process, but was tempted to take a
chainsaw to it and buy a new couch. Funny how it's almost always the
couch that's the problem.
FWIW, I can't believe the effort I put into some things when I was
younger. I wish I had that much energy today.
Our last house before we moved into our current one had an awful
configuration. Both the front door and the back door opened into
t-hallways and it was virtually impossible to get anything large in or
out of the house. Somehow, we managed to get the couch in but for the
life of me, I can't imagine how, I just could not get it out again
when we moved. The people we sold the house to got an extra bonus and
we got a new couch.
Maybe it's just me, but every couch I've moved required unscrewing the legs
(or floor pads) from the bottom, AND taking the doors off the hinges, AND
turning the couch 90-degrees so the back was down on the floor, and the leg
sockets pointing horizontally, (and once even pulling off the jamb stops to
get the full-width opening of the door. It seems like every couch I've
owned was around 36" tall, not counting the legs, and about 42"
front-to-back. I've never had any 3-6 doors in my places.
We made good use of some moving blankets on each move, trying to keep the
backs of the couches from getting torn or dirty sliding it over the floor.
(yes, we lifted them over thresholds, steps, etc.)
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