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#1521404 - 09/23/10 08:36 PM Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser
michael56 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/05
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Loc: New York
I will be moving shortly. My piano has a Dampp-Chaser system installed. Can any techs out there tell me what I have to do to prevent any problems from occurring?

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#1521413 - 09/23/10 08:52 PM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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Not a tech, but rule one is empty the water... laugh

#1521443 - 09/23/10 09:56 PM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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Don't forget to tell the piano movers that there is a dampp chaser, he should know how to remove the water tray.

#1521446 - 09/23/10 10:04 PM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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If you do want to do it yourself, and you are a problem solver. I'm assuming you have a grand. Look at the black water tray,it's roughly 3'wide 6' long and 4'deep, it's hanging on silver rods that go across the beams. simply lift plastic hooks off the silver rods and bring tray straight down. The rest should be obvious. If you have two trays(as some larger grands do,use two people). Hope that helps.

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#1521447 - 09/23/10 10:05 PM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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Note: on that last message those are suppose to be inches not feet.

#1521455 - 09/23/10 10:28 PM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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After unplugging, removing and emptying the water container, and alerting the movers to the presence of the system, I think you're done.
(I'm a piano teacher.)

#1521537 - 09/24/10 12:50 AM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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If you search the archives on this forum you'll find that this topic has already been discussed at length on a number of occasions.

Edited by AJF (09/24/10 12:51 AM)

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#1521921 - 09/24/10 03:26 PM Re: Moving piano with Dampp-Chaser [Re: michael56]
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Thanks everyone


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