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Ever move a cookstove?
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mud    Posted 01-11-2005 at 05:30:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
our friends bought a nice one. only trouble is its locataion. basement. the stairs have rotted.

looks like a few cans of pb blasters and a whole lot of luck in taking apart panels.

any suggustions?

thanks, as always.


deadcarp    Posted 01-11-2005 at 09:17:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
you have 3 choices -
1) disassemble the stove and bring it up in parts -
2) beefup the steps, lay a homemade wooden ladder along it and use that as an inclined plane, prying and winching on the steps -
3)knock a hole in the basement wall, cement block it in and call it a coal drop from now on..
go thru them in that order and when you mull over #2 remember ya'll need steps anyway. :)

good idea    Posted 01-11-2005 at 09:42:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like the home made ladder idea.

dont know the folks whose house it is. cant say a coal shoot would go with them!

one things for certain, it will be nice to see it at my friends place doing its job.

i told them that they didn't need to wait for me to help them if they got some extra hands. they said they had to wait so not to make me feel left out! always lookin out for me--

Ron/PA    Posted 01-11-2005 at 07:36:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I move a large boiler in or out of a basement like that, I remove the steps, and then spend the money and hire a wrecker. I line up the boiler, he drops the cable, and I chain it up, he lifts it up, pulls ahead and sets it in my pickup.

mud    Posted 01-11-2005 at 08:33:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
must be some horrific boilers up there in pa.

i like the idea of stiffening up the steps and using a come-along.

a cable on it makes boocoo sense.

thanks ron for the suggestion on the wrecker.
i'll pass it along to my friends.

Willy-N    Posted 01-11-2005 at 07:14:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good ideas below. Plywood or 2x6s to support the weight, put a pipe across the door jam at the top and use a com-a-long to pull it up the stairs in a controled way saving your back. Chock the wheels with a good block nailed on the wood at the top and pull it out the last couple feet. If you can remove any excess weight do it. Good Luck, Mark H.

i like that    Posted 01-11-2005 at 07:23:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks willy.

fredo.    Posted 01-11-2005 at 05:49:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
check out ollie and hardy's training film on the moving of a piano. i'm sure their are important tips about moving heavy furniture in that film.


ha!    Posted 01-11-2005 at 06:48:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
that is about our speed.

did not plan on spending saturday this way, but the stove will go into my friends kitchen. the dividends will be worth it! lol!

Jet9N    Posted 01-11-2005 at 05:40:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
A pair of 2 X 6's laid on each side of the stairs under the stove and stout rope with a piano mover or two pulling up and someone to guide it up the stairs. Typically they are not all that heavy or are you talking an old cast iron wood or kerosine stove, that's a different story.HTH


mud    Posted 01-11-2005 at 06:45:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeppers, its cast. the shelf is tin. the legs are heavy cast.

i think supporting the stairs may be a better idea than trying to take the stove apart.

i thought we would take the shelf off to keep from tearing it up.

Texas    Posted 01-11-2005 at 05:38:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will it fit through doorway still assembled? If so, you can lay plywood up the stairs to disperse weight across rotten boards and simply pull it up. Setting stove on carpet will help slide it up plywood.

mud    Posted 01-11-2005 at 06:39:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have not seen it yet. but it has a warming shelf with cuppords, and legs on the bottom.

like the idea of plywood and a carpet.

want to reduce the weight as much as can be done.

HOGMAN ...CAREFULL WITH    Posted 01-11-2005 at 11:09:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old CI will sometimes break with NO EFFORT at all. Might consider liftin it up and removing them. Support wait of cabinet as evenly as You can and apply moving force to THAT support stead of tha Stove. BTDT!!!!

got it    Posted 01-11-2005 at 11:42:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
need to keep the lift area uniform, right?

maybe we can put a cut piece of plywood on the bottom of the thing and strap it on then pull from the strap with the come-along?

i sure hope we can get the legs off of it. i dont want the temptation of picking it up by the legs and having the thing break at a joint whats weak.

thanks hogman.


HOGUS ...LAIGS    Posted 01-11-2005 at 11:15:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy they get short on subject, tryin ta tell Ya how ta save tha legs and here they just got chopped off anyway.

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