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Default Moving a pool table to put down flooring

BC do you have a link handy to those slider things you mentioned in moving a gun safe thread?

We have to move the pool table to put down flooring and then move it back into place. It's a brunswick 8' with 3 piece slate. Heavy. I was going to use 4 of the little dolly listed below but the less we have to lift the table the less the chance of cracking the seal between the pieces of slate. If I crack the seal I have to reseal and relevel which mean taking off the felt and reapplying. That would cost $500 to $600 to have it professionally done.
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Unlike the "safe" thread ... make sure we get photos
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Default Re: Moving a pool table to put down flooring

I looked a little further and I found these. I'm guessing these are a version of what you were talking about BC.
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Given the stresses you will most likely be giving that table. I doubt this is a good idea. Better to have four or six guys* pick it up to move it. Or have six guys lift is as two gals quickly put these critters under each leg. The beeswax is possibly brittle now and only a slight movement will disturb it.

In any case, after the move, use a dough roller over the felt to reset it.


* If this sounds sexist it is not. It is simply being honestly practical.
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LOL I will get pics of this move one way or another.
I had the table recovered two years ago, so hoping whatever they used in the seams is not to brittle yet. My brother and I covered it when we moved in here, 18 years later when I had it recovered pieces of whatever we used were coming out of the joints.

Thanks Franc. I've never seen or heard of a dough roller. Is it like a rolling pin?

Once again, I might be over thinking this and just lifting and moving it a couple times would be the simplest / best solution.
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LOL I will get pics of this move one way or another.
I had the table recovered two years ago, so hoping whatever they used in the seams is not to brittle yet. My brother and I covered it when we moved in here, 18 years later when I had it recovered pieces of whatever we used were coming out of the joints.

Thanks Franc. I've never seen or heard of a dough roller. Is it like a rolling pin?

Once again, I might be over thinking this and just lifting and moving it a couple times would be the simplest / best solution.
Yeah a rolling pin. Which is a term that actually does not describe the device at all. It is not a pin but a clever device to roll pie dough and also to keep women enslaved in the kitchen. So I don't use the term.

Just remember when lifting that the frame is very strong but not strong enough to resist "torsion," That's why no one ever delivers a good pool table in one piece but erects in on site, at site. So do not lift on one side and then the other or slide it sideways one end at a time. On most good tables, the slate actually floats. It is not secured to the frame.

A case of brew ( twelve per move by six guys) is much cheaper than having the table professionally redone. Get 'em the good stuff. Worth every penny.

BTW Beeswax stays plastic/soft for about 20 years so you are likely ok.
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Yes, those "Magic Movers" or any similar off-brand is what I was referring to.
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