So you’re moving to a new home. You’ve packed your clothes into boxes, the couch is in the truck, and it looks like you’re just about done. Except you remember you’ve saved the heaviest thing for last; your organ. You’ve been putting off moving it as you know organs can weigh upwards of 500lbs. However, before you round up all your friends to help you, check out these tips to make the moving process considerably easier.
Disassemble When You Can
Some organs cannot be taken apart at all. If your organ is one complete piece, you will have to move the entire piece at once. However, if your organ can be partially disassembled, it will make the moving process considerably easier. The two main sections of an organ that can often be removed from the console with relative ease are the pedal board and the bench. Just removing these two sections from the console can lighten the console by close to 150lbs! If possible, you should always disassemble your organ before moving it, as this will make moving it much less of a hassle.
If hiring a mover isn’t an option, one thing you can do to make moving your organ a bit safer and easier is renting organ dollies. Organ dollies are specially designed to hook onto either side of your console and make it easy to roll away. If there are no stairs involved, this can make transportation easy enough to be completed by just a couple of people.
Hire A Mover
Sometimes the easiest thing to do is simply hire a professional. Depending on where you are located, there may be professional movers, potentially ones that specialize in organs and pianos, who would be able to assist you in the moving process. We offer professional organ and piano moving services! When in doubt, it’s always best to hire someone who has done it before! Roy’s Moving would be happy to help! Call us at 617-202-3300 to set up an appointment or receive a free estimate today!
Take a look Inside
There are two main ways to transport your organ, the first being in its standard upright position, and the second being on its back. The way you choose to move it depends on the working mechanisms of your organ. Since there are many makes and models it is hard to say definitively whether you should transport it upright or on its back, but looking inside can often give you an idea of which you should choose. If your organ has a lot of moving parts, such as a tone generator or reverb springs, it is often safer to leave your organ upright. If your organ does have reverb springs but it is necessary to transport it on its side, be sure to check if they are oil-filled, as some old organs are. If they are oil filled reverb springs be sure to drain the oil before transportation or you will end up with an organ full of oil!
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