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    At-Least-Three-People-Are-Needed-To-Handle-A-Baby-93 At-Least-Three-People-Are-Needed-To-Handle-A-Baby-93 Document Transcript

    • At least three people are needed to handle a baby grand piano. If the baby grand piano needs to go up or down stairs or if a full orconcert grand piano needs to be transported, a minimum of four people are needed.
    • Always complete a thorough and accurate inventory It may be necessaryor preferable to use a visual inventory to adequately describe and showpre-existing damage As various parts are disassembled, please place allhardware in a properly labeled parts bag and then place the parts bag ina "Parts Box" Remove the music rack (lyre) from its track by pulling ittoward the keyboard Wrap it in a clean furniture pad Disconnect the lidby removing the hinge pins Have one person wiggle the lid, holding itopposite the hinge, while a second person works the pin loose Please becareful not to damage the wood with the pliers or with the pin itself Ifnecessary, cover the jaws of the pliers with a small cloth to help preventdamage to the wood Wrap the lid in a clean furniture pad Remove theprop that holds the lid open and wrap it in a clean furniture pad
    • The prop has a hinge pin and is in two pieces Remove the pedalassembly and wrap it in a clean furniturepad The braces at the rear of the assembly rest in slots at each endWhen removing the screws, please be careful not to drop the braces Inaddition, please be especially careful with the push rods so that they willnot get bent As you face the piano, number the push rods from left toright as "1", "2", and "3", by placing a piece of masking tape with theappropriate number on each rod Note: If masking tape is unavailable,please use correctly labeled parts bags for this purpose Whenreassembling at destination, please be sure to put the rods in the correctorder so that the pedals will work properly Pad the piano by placing aclean rolled furniture pad (stretch wrap the pad to prevent it fromunrolling) on the cover of the keyboard to prevent it from flopping openwhile you handle the piano Cover the top of the piano with two cleanfurniture pads, neatly folded around the keyboard Use rubber bands tosecure the pads
    • Note: Please ensure that the surface of the piano is dust-free beforepadding it Padding a highly polished surface that is dusty may cause finescratches, especially on a black lacquer finish Position a piano boardand attach the straps so that it is ready to receive the piano The raisedbrace on the piano board should be at the keyboard end of the pianoRemove the left front leg by positioning one person underneath the pianoat the left end of the keyboard The other two people should support theleft front corner The person underneath the piano must turn the retainingblock so that the long end points away from the leg The screws, if thereare any, should then be removed The "underneath" person should thenget out from under the piano before actually removing the leg Be sure tohave two people lifting the corner of the piano while the third personremoves the leg Note: Please be sure to note which legs were removedfrom which positions since some pianos have legs that are notinterchangeable
    • Place the piano on the piano board by lowering the "leg-less" end ontothe board Please be sure to lift the entire piano slightly while completingthis maneuver to prevent undue pressure on the remaining, attached legsas the piano tips Lift the piano to an upright position on the board Note:Please ensure that the soundboard is secure before lifting Be sure thatthe piano is centered snugly against the brace at the end of the pianoboard Note: Never leave the piano unattended Always have at least oneperson holding the piano steady at all times Remove the two remaininglegs and wrap them in clean furniture pads These legs are held in placeby a "key and slot" arrangement To remove the leg, slide it inwardtoward the center of the piano until it comes out of the slot Secure thepiano to the piano board by bringing the ends of the straps together andfastening them
    • Place folded burlap pads over the furniture pads but under the straps toprovide additional protection to the edges of the piano To prevent thestrap near the narrow end of the piano from slipping off, tie the looseends of the two straps together To move the piano over a flat, levelsurface, tilt the piano and piano board and place a four-wheel dolly underthe center of the piano board To move the piano up or down stairs, usethe piano board as a skid After sufficiently padding the stairs forprotection against residence damage, place the keyboard end of thepiano toward the bottom of the stairs Attach a hump strap to the top endof the piano board to prevent the piano from slipping To load the piano,leave it on the piano board and place it in a tier as the first base item withthe keyboard towards the wall or the preceding tier The best place toload the padded lid is between the piano and the preceding tier orbetween the piano and the wall Now you got all the information " How tomove a Baby Grand Piano " Ready for the challenge? If you answer: "Not yet " - Than call the professional Piano movers