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Castor cups

Post by cazmal » 16 Dec 2008, 01:18

Hi,
Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

I would like to buy some castor cups for my new(ish) grand piano, but I am not sure what size I need. The piano is a Schimmel Konzert 169 and it is on carpet.

Thanks
Caroline
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Post by cazmal » 16 Dec 2008, 10:06

Thank you, but is there a recommended size for type and size of piano?

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Post by sussexpianos » 16 Dec 2008, 10:32

Id go for a large type. Wood or metal, its your preferance. The larger castor cup spreads the weight more. If you move the grand and there is a mark in the carpet, use ice on it. It sometimes helps.

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Post by Brumtuner » 16 Dec 2008, 13:28

I read somewhere that a steam iron on a damp cloth will fluff the carpet fibres back up.

The dents should make good putting practice. I'll have to buy a grand, move it, then take up golf and find out.

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Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 16 Dec 2008, 18:11

This is not TOTALLY relevant but I find B&Q do some good basic castor cups. Some plastic ones and some rubber ones. Better for wood surfaces rather than carpet thought I suppose. But still worth a look. Only about £2 too.
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 31 Dec 2010, 17:51

cazmal wrote:Thank you, but is there a recommended size for type and size of piano?
upright 109mm to 118mm in hight 45mm
Uprights 118mm to 132mm 70mm

Small grand Length: (149 cm) 70mm
Larger grands from 186 cm 100mm

All your piano castor cup needs can be got from the UK piano page
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