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#1918960 - 06/26/12 02:02 PM busted pedal
christineka Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 363
Loc: Utah
Is there any way to fix a broken off pedal such as gluing it or something? Is the only option replacement?
Christine *mom* to
5 daughters, 2 sons
*1912 Lindman Player-Piano*
1906 Chickering Quarter Grand

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#1918973 - 06/26/12 02:16 PM Re: busted pedal [Re: christineka]
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Registered: 06/07/03
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You could have it welded, but pedals are cheap, often cheaper than repairing them.
Semipro Tech

#1918997 - 06/26/12 03:15 PM Re: busted pedal [Re: christineka]
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Problems with fixing old pedal by welding: you need to find someone experienced in welding old cast iron. If not done correctly, the pedal will break again in the same spot (which is usually straight through one of the holes for the pedal prop.)

Advantages: re-istallation is easy. No plugging of old screw holes and drilling new ones, no having to carefully position the pedals.
Jurgen Goering
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#1919159 - 06/26/12 10:29 PM Re: busted pedal [Re: christineka]
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Registered: 09/29/07
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I found a mechanic in my area who is also a welder. Over the years he has welded more than a dozen pedals for me. I've never had a problem re- installing or any recalls.

He guarantees the weld and it only cost me $20.00 or case of beer.
Jack Houweling
604 970-3371

#1919328 - 06/27/12 08:22 AM Re: busted pedal [Re: christineka]
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Originally Posted By: christineka
pedal such as gluing it or something? Is the only option replacement?

When maxim_tuner went tuning piano has found that as a result of hard transportation acts both of the pedals piano “Belarus” are damaged. Pedals were deformed hard contact about a stair . There was accepted decision to restore pedal . Originally maxim_tuner removed its. Then having stuck between two hard installed metallic sticks unbend a pedal necessary position. The whole operation on takedown and installation have occupied not less half hour

#1919344 - 06/27/12 09:06 AM Re: busted pedal [Re: christineka]
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Registered: 03/10/08
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Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada
The OP needs to find someone who does casting repairs such as the patented Metalock or interlock process.

This is the place in Vancouver that I use for pedal repairs.Here is some information on this page about cast repairs.

casting repairs
Dan Silverwood
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

#1919495 - 06/27/12 12:48 PM Re: busted pedal [Re: christineka]
christineka Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 363
Loc: Utah
Thanks! That is exactly what I thought- either weld or replace. I was asking for a friend. My piano's pedals are all intact.
Christine *mom* to
5 daughters, 2 sons
*1912 Lindman Player-Piano*
1906 Chickering Quarter Grand


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