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Post by Openwood » 26 Dec 2008, 19:22

I'm moving into a house which is being converted from its former life as a shop. My Yam C3 has had to be put into storage until the floor in the new place is finished "sometime in January". I caught myself pacing up and down the living room today, staring mournfully at the space the piano occupied and sighing deeply; and that's after only four days. How am I going to survive a month? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 26 Dec 2008, 20:34

Hope they store it on its feet if the hammer screws are tad lose the hammers will move with gravity

Just thought I would cheer you up

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Post by Openwood » 26 Dec 2008, 22:47

Oh misery, misery, woe is me; It's on its side until the middle of January. The action was regulated etc in November so I hope everything's nice and tight. I'm going to get it checked-out again once it's back on its legs anyway. God, I hate it being in storage though :cry:
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Post by markymark » 26 Dec 2008, 23:14

Openwood wrote:I'm moving into a house which is being converted from its former life as a shop.
Sure you're not planning on providing a musical slant on the types of performances you get in Dutch windows?

Converting a shop into a house? That sounds like a big, long job with lots of potential for hang ups and set backs.... :wink:

Just think, with all that course work and teenagers running around you come 4th January, you'll be so busy marking and planning lessons that you'll have no time to miss your C3. I've hardly played my piano this last month with all the musical engagements I had coming up to Christmas! Mind you, it's due for a tuning too which doesn't help!

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 27 Dec 2008, 13:58

Openwood wrote:Oh misery, misery, woe is me; It's on its side until the middle of January. The action was regulated etc in November so I hope everything's nice and tight. I'm going to get it checked-out again once it's back on its legs anyway. God, I hate it being in storage though :cry:
Should be OK then! :roll: The tone will sound a tad different when it comes back as the hammer felt will have taken in some moisture storage places are never dry unless it is a placed with someone who specialises in storing pianos and they tend to store them on feet but you may not notice it if the piano is going in to a new home as it will sound different anyway.

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Post by Brumtuner » 27 Dec 2008, 17:51

If it stays on its side, the sap in the wrestplank will drain causing the tuning pins to shoot out like bullets, wrecking the top door and the container itself.

I hope Health & Safety have been notified.

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Post by Openwood » 27 Dec 2008, 19:02

It looks like it might be only a week before the piano can go back on its legs now; I certainly hope so :(
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 28 Dec 2008, 12:01

Openwood wrote:It looks like it might be only a week before the piano can go back on its legs now; I certainly hope so :(
Is that a Builders week! is that not like a Taxis they are on the way just round the corner mate 2 mins?

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Post by Openwood » 28 Dec 2008, 13:56

Is that a Builders week!
I fear it may well be. Do you know wot; whenever I talk to 'trade' blokes I always sound like a cross between Kenneth Williams and Julian Clarey; I just feel such a pansy enquiring as to when I'll be able to move my piano in. I haven't found a gruff, manly way of doing it. "Awight, mate, cor look at the knockers on 'er; oh, and do take care not to scuff the fallboard". It just doesn't work.
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Post by Nutroast » 28 Dec 2008, 16:59

Openwood wrote:I'm moving into a house which is being converted from its former life as a shop.
You've bought Woolies?

I hope you get your beloved back safe and sound very soon. I'm not the best practicer in the world, but even I would miss my set of keys if they weren't available for a week or two.

I hope the time passes quickly and painlessly for you.

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Post by Openwood » 28 Dec 2008, 17:38

You've bought Woolies?
Now THAT would be a space and a half! It is quite roomy though - it used to be a kitchen and bathroom shop so at least the plumbing is pretty top notch!

Thanks for your good wishes, Jan. I'm still catching myself going to run something through on the piano only to remember that it isn't there anymore - it's deeply traumatic :shock:
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Post by vernon » 28 Dec 2008, 18:20

We sent a piano to storage in Nigeria and shortly the termites left only the frame and strings along with an assortment of ironmogery. Make sure you are not in termite country.
You are bound to be in mice country and you would be advised to regularly strum a few fff chords, composed mainly of 2nds and 7ths to discourage the visitations of the famous piano mouse ( rattus christophorous) and their vigourous copulatory regimes.
The little varmints take delight in making delightful, multi-hued nests from the best felt.
In addition,their not being completely house-trained, their excretory contributions over the keys tend to not only lend a certain degree of noisomeness but also to warp the keys somewhat and loosen the bushings. In addition, they leave small black bullets that become like concrete and migrate to all hidden parts of the action thereby lending many special efects to the regulation.

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Post by Openwood » 28 Dec 2008, 23:09

MY POOR BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:shock: :cry: :shock: :cry: :shock: :cry: :shock: :cry:

If they f***ing touch it I'll f***ing kill each and every one of the little furry f***ers. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by vernon » 28 Dec 2008, 23:35

Succintly put

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Post by Nutroast » 29 Dec 2008, 11:03

:lol: :lol:

Wanna borrow a cat?

Methinks Vernon was lighting the blue touch-paper....

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 29 Dec 2008, 18:14

Don't for get the moths I seen a pianos ruined in 4 months

Ar well I hope you have been cheered up nicely by all this positive outlook to the short stay in a darken room
:sad: your piano will be enjoying some TLC but not from anything human

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Post by Brumtuner » 29 Dec 2008, 19:19

I put a pure wool suit in storage once, 2 days later, all that was left was a hanger and 620,042 fat moths trying to take-off (the other lot died of morbid obesity).

When it's dark, they breed every 14 seconds multiplying 5 billionfold within a day. I reckon all that'll be left of the piano will be a heavily chewed frame.

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Post by Openwood » 29 Dec 2008, 19:24

:idea: I'm trying to find the name of the patron saint of objects in storage so I can offer-up appropriately fervent prayers.:idea:
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Post by vernon » 30 Dec 2008, 13:21

I reckon St Jude may pull it off for you, so to speak

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Post by Openwood » 30 Dec 2008, 15:19

I reckon St Jude may pull it off for you, so to speak
That sounds more like a case for St. Humph de Lyttelton 8)
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Post by vernon » 30 Dec 2008, 15:58

Crikey! Has Humph made it up there already?

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