When Moving A Pool Table
Packaging everything you own and moving to a new home can be an exciting task, but there are many difficult and tedious jobs that you can underestimate … until you really have to.
One of those jobs in particular is to move a pool table. Having a pool table in your home is an excellent way to entertain your family and guests, but if you ever have to move to a new home, you must do a heavy duty removal job. The elimination of the pool table is one of the most difficult removal projects that a homeowner can suffer, since pool tables are one of the heaviest and largest objects that he can personally own (with an average weight) up to 500 kg).
If you want to do it yourself instead of hiring a team of professionals, here are some of the key ideas you should know for this process.
Get Everything You Need
Unlike most of your items, picking up and transporting your pool table will take more than just big muscles and elbow fat. As it is very likely that you can not move your pool table throughout the house in one piece, you will need several tools and some moving blankets to keep everything safe and together.
This generally includes:
- Power drill
- Socket wrench
- Several moving blankets
- Staple remover (for the felt)
And remember: put a label on everything. One mistake that we see with many DIY pool bill elimination projects is the owner of the house that throws all the pieces into a single pile and then spends hours and hours trying to remember where everything is supposed to go. We recommend obtaining small bags or bags where you can store small pieces with your own labels.
Prepare Your Path And Measure It
Before any heavy work, make sure you know exactly where you will go and how much space is available to do it. While dismantling the pool table will mean that you will not have to maneuver a giant 500-kg pool table through its doors, you will still have to load some pretty large and heavy pieces.
If you’re dealing with a lot of corners and edges (stairs, twisted aisles, multiple doors), then you should consider protecting children from the sides of your pool table with baby-proof bumpers or wrapping them with thick towels . This guarantees that you do not end up with a chipped and smashed pool table in your new home.
Recruit Your Movers
Now that you’re ready for heavy lifting, it’s time to put some muscle on board. Recruit some friends, relatives or even neighbors willing to help you with all the movement. Tell everyone to wear clothes that can be easily moved, such as shorts and boots or sneakers.
As for the number of people, you must have a minimum of 4 or 5 people on your team.
If you do not have the manual for your pool table, do not worry, we’ll give you a step-by-step disassembly guide that should work for most pool tables that exist.
Ball pockets: use the staple remover to remove the staples that hold them. If your ball pockets are screwed, use a screwdriver instead. Keep all these pieces in checked bags or bags.
Side rails: the key of your socket must be able to do the trick, unscrewing the bolts and letting the side rail come loose.
Felt: The felt is usually stapled on the table, so you will have to use the staple remover to undo each staple. Remember: be very soft, since the felt can be incredibly delicate and easy to damage.
Slates: a one piece slate usually weighs over 200 kg, so this is not something you want to carry alone. Start with an electric drill to unscrew the boards, and then have your team pick it up and move it.
With those pieces out of the way, you should stay with the legs and the body of the pool table. Depending on the size of your doors and corners, you may also need to remove the legs. Feel free to flip the table sideways or upside down while doing this.
Tip: After disassembling the table, wrap each piece individually in a material that keeps it secure, such as mobile blankets and / or bubble wrap.
Now comes the real movement. With the pool table removed, you should have no problem moving most of the pieces to the truck and to the new home. As for the slates and the body of the table, the heavier pieces involved, be sure to have engines in the front and rear, and another person to guide the team along the way. When it is placed on the truck, you want to make sure that the heavy parts have been properly separated, or else you will end up with everything hitting each other during the trip. Reassembly should be easy: simply perform the disassembly process in reverse order!
Ready For The Work? Why Not Hire The Pros?
If you are still thinking about doing the elimination of your pool table on your own and with a group of friends, then get ready for one or two full days of exhausting work. But if you want to focus on other parts of your move, then hire movers4melbourne. We’ve done it all before and we have the equipment, manpower and experience to make sure your pool table moves from one house to another in perfect condition.
Interested? Give us a call or send a message today to movers4melbourne, and request your free quote for any of your moving and storage needs.
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