Re: How to Remove a Big Heavy Machine from a Basement

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JR North wrote:

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.
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There are few woodworking machines to be found *anywhere* that a jeep CJ-10a won't move.
That particular model has a rated towing capacity of _40,000_ pounds.
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Robert Bonomi wrote:

> A 10,000 hp wood pulp refiner being one of them.
Paul
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Isn't that usually a problem for the for the executor of the estate? ;)
Patriarch
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Sat, Mar 10, 2007, 11:42am (EST-3) too_many snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.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. Anyone?
Simple. Just do it in reverse. Now, you need to remove something, or you just asking?
JOAT 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. - Clodpool
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come alongs and ramps on the stairs......
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remember: there is no gravity the earth suck". eventually, it will have to exhale. When it does, simply guide it up the stairs.....
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Gravity got it down there, so the obvious answer is to use some anti-gravity technology to 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.
Bill
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Pfizer makes some anti-gravity stuff too. I think they call it Viagra.
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Bill Marrs wrote:

Tell that to her, Bill and I'll bet she shows you just enough anti-gravity to take you into orbit.<g>
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why not sell it on ebay and tell the buyer he must remove it ,then go and buy some new stuff.
just me
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I'm about to do that with a 450 gallon spa that got put in place by crane. <G>
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On 10 Mar 2007 11:42:41 -0800, "Too_Many_Tools"

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...
John
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Seem to recall an article with photos of cutting a hole in the floor above and using tackle to raise the equipment and patch the floor.
On 10 Mar 2007 11:42:41 -0800, "Too_Many_Tools"

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On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 08:44:10 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@vcoms.net 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.
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My ex-FIL helped my brother getting a couch/sofa into their living room by removing the big window then reinstalling it.
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:16:46 -0500, George Max

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On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 09:00:01 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@vcoms.net wrote:

Yeah, that's what my FIL did to get some furniture into his living room.
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.
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On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 21:57:45 -0500, George Max

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.
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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.)
LLoyd
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On 10 Mar 2007 11:42:41 -0800, "Too_Many_Tools"

A few strong men and beer.
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