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From: "Gullikson, Brian F" <bfgullikson@unwsp.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:24:54 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Moving Heavy Objects

Could you post a link to a picture of what you mean by "piano dolly"?  I'm having a problem trying to visualize such a device.  All I'm coming up with is the three-wheeled thing that would be installed under the three legs of a baby grand piano.

 

Brian

 

Brian Gullikson, CBRE               98.5 KTIS-FM | Faith 900 KTIS

                                            Life 97.3 KDNW | Faith 90.5 KDNI

Chief Engineer                                     3003 Snelling Ave. North

KTIS, KDNW, KDNI                                       St. Paul, MN  55113

bfgullikson@unwsp.edu                        Phone:  (651) 631-5094

 

From: Pat Wahl [mailto:pwahl@wwib.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:20 PM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Moving Heavy Objects

 

The piano dolly is better than you think. It will allow you to lift a really heavy object and pass it through a doorway when there is only a small fraction of an inch clearance top or sides. We moved a Harris FM20 with it a while back with almost zero door clearance. I was amazed at how easily it went.

 

Pat Wahl

Chippewa Falls, WI

 

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:14 PM, Gullikson, Brian F <bfgullikson@unwsp.edu> wrote:

Aaron,


To roll a transmitter, we've used the black Natural Gas pipes that you can buy at Menards.  I believe they're 3-4 feet long usually.  They're very rigid and shouldn't crush under the weight of that Continental.

 

Brian

 

Brian Gullikson, CBRE               98.5 KTIS-FM | Faith 900 KTIS

                                            Life 97.3 KDNW | Faith 90.5 KDNI

Chief Engineer                                     3003 Snelling Ave. North

KTIS, KDNW, KDNI                                       St. Paul, MN  55113

bfgullikson@unwsp.edu                        Phone:  (651) 631-5094

 

From: Aaron Pearson [mailto:apearson.engineer@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:51 AM
To: crtech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: [CRTech] Moving Heavy Objects

 

So I'm about to remove a Continental 816R-2C. Rumor has it these transmitters can be pretty heavy. I know it can be removed because it was at one point installed, but I'm trying to "work smarter not throw my back out" as a wise man once said. The previous engineer informs me they muscled it through the doorway with crowbars and it was a pretty tight fit. 

 

Any wisdom on making my life easier that doesn't involve cutting a bigger hole in the wall? 

 

What's worked for you in the past? Ramps and rollers, simple-machines style? Pallet jacks? Magnetic levitation?

 

- Engineer Aaron from the Northwoods

 

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