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Best way to move a machine two feet?


By desiArnez

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I am one guy.
I need to move my machine 2 feet to the right.
I have little room around it (rearranging a small office)
Recommendations?

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#2 7 months ago

carpet sliders

#3 7 months ago

For short distance moves, putting a furniture slider under each foot works pretty well. You can get them at any hardware store. They have ones for carpet and hard floors (and some that you can use on either pretty easily).

#4 7 months ago

Carpet sliders would work, however some of the layered rugs (don’t ask) are quite fragile and valuable.

But thank you. That makes it clear. I need carpet sliders and some carpet to lay over the rugs.

#5 7 months ago

Well this is a weird one.

#6 7 months ago

If you can't just slide/drag for fear of damaging the flooring, you could probably just pick up the front, move it a few inches, then the back, back and fourth until you get it in place. Kind of shuffle/walk it over. Put some cardboard under the feet that are down if you are worried about the pivoting? Otherwise for only a couple feet, you might be able to get on all fours and just balance the machine on your back, turtle style, LOL.

#7 7 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Well this is a weird one.

I thought the same thing. Knew I had to come check it out

#8 7 months ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

I am one guy.
I need to move my machine 2 feet to the right.
I have little room around it (rearranging a small office)
Recommendations?

Here are my recommendations:
Option 1 - furniture movers or wood cups depending on flooring https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/where-to-find-casters-4-piece-set-wood-pin-footies#post-5679918
Option 2 - Ask your neighbor to help for beer and pinball playing
Option 3 - Hydraulic lift table (if you had half a dozen or more machines this would be #1) https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/modified-harbor-freight-lift-table

#9 7 months ago

Two feet and two arms?

#10 7 months ago

If tight on space. Get under and use your back to lift and move it over will prob take a few times to get the 2 feet but it’s doable.

#11 7 months ago
Quoted from Bowlingpin:

If tight on space. Get under and use your back to lift and move it over will prob take a few times to get the 2 feet but it’s doable.

It's not fun but I've done it.

#12 7 months ago

Cardboard could work if you don't have sliders on-hand.

#14 7 months ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

Right back at you.

I believe he was commenting on the situation and question.

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from Bowlingpin:

If tight on space. Get under and use your back to lift and move it over will prob take a few times to get the 2 feet but it’s doable.

That’s what I pictured. Then I pictured the wood cracking. But I literally need it off the ground because.

Cardboard is a good suggestion.

It’s on overlapping hand-woven Persian rugs. Imagine them being like that sweater your mom knitted you last year. Now it’s fine standing still but sliding is going to stretch the yarn. I have polyurethane feet under the feet.

So yeah, it’s atypically complex, but I think cardboard is the answer I was looking for.

As for theLaw... don’t you have something to do?

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

Recommendations?

Maybe a little more information. Why this seems like a problem for you ?

Restricted to what you can lift ? Damage to floor ?

This is normally lift one end and move over, then repeat on the other end.

LTG : )

#17 7 months ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

I think cardboard is the answer I was looking for.

That or thin plywood.

So less likely to cut through and hurt the rug.

LTG : )

#18 7 months ago
Quoted from desiArnez:

That’s what I pictured. Then I pictured the wood cracking. But I literally need it off the ground because.
Cardboard is a good suggestion.
It’s on overlapping hand-woven Persian rugs. Imagine them being like that sweater your mom knitted you last year. Now it’s fine standing still but sliding is going to stretch the yarn. I have polyurethane feet under the feet.
So yeah, it’s atypically complex, but I think cardboard is the answer I was looking for.
As for theLaw... don’t you have something to do?

I would probably use something that the feet could slide on rather than cardboard. I have some white board type thing I got at home depot, used it for a removable ceiling. That combined with furniture slider things would make for a smooth easy move.

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#19 7 months ago
Quoted from Bowlingpin:

If tight on space. Get under and use your back to lift and move it over will prob take a few times to get the 2 feet but it’s doable.

Be careful with this. I’ve done it, but the machine gets extremely unstable and you could easily push too hard and drop the sucker, or knock it over. Furniture sliders combined with lifting underneath may help.
Ideally though find someone even if it’s a homeless guy off the street.

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