Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
138 registered (ando, Amosdoll, 5019, Alexander Borro, Art_Vandelay, 41 invisible), 1466 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2161013 - 10/02/13 11:52 PM Castors on Yamaha U30A
Lushey1 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/02/10
Posts: 49
Loc: Melbourne-Australia
Any of you good folk knowledgeable on the replacement of the single,iron-wheel castors on a Yamaha upright with double,rubber-wheeled castors?
The recess that the current castor plate sits in is 2" wide.
Any tips appreciated,
_________________________
Piano sales consultant
Music Junction-Melbourne Australia
28 years and still going
Kawai RX6 Blak,Steinway upright,Yamaha upright,Roland RD700NX,Korg Kronos

Top
(ad 568) PTG Convention 2015 Denver
PTG Convention July 15 to 18 Denver
#2161015 - 10/03/13 12:00 AM Re: Castors on Yamaha U30A [Re: Lushey1]
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 22471
Loc: Oakland
There are double rubber wheel casters available. Without knowing what is on the piano, I cannot recommend an exact replacement, but we have ways of making different casters fit.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#2161093 - 10/03/13 07:40 AM Re: Castors on Yamaha U30A [Re: BDB]
Chuck Behm Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 764
Loc: Boone, Iowa, USA


Hi - I'm not sure what the model U30A is, but I've personally installed a set of dual-wheel rubber casters on a U3 upright with no problem. I order #592 casters from Schaff and install them on pretty much every upright that comes into the shop with steel wheels. They come with the matching sockets. Often you have to redrill the holes for the socket screws, and once in a while you need to ream out the center hole a bit, but usually they go in easily. You do, of course, have to tip the piano on its back. Chuck Behm


Edited by Chuck Behm (10/03/13 07:43 AM)
_________________________
Tuner/Technician/Rebuilder/Technical Writer
www.pianopromoproductions.com
515-212-9220

"The act of destruction is infinitely easier than the act of creation" - Arthur C. Clarke

Top
#2161190 - 10/03/13 12:34 PM Re: Castors on Yamaha U30A [Re: BDB]
kpembrook Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1421
Loc: Michigan
Yamaha casters with plates are cheaply made an notorious for breaking in institutional settings. You should install a conventional modern caster with a stem and ball bearings.
_________________________
Keith Akins, RPT
USA Distributor for Isaac Cadenza hammers and Profundo Bass Strings
Supporting Piano Owners D-I-Y piano tuning and repair

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
European Pianos in Canada
by Juli_et
05/29/15 08:16 AM
Casio AP460 or Kawai CA15 - or now CA17?
by lharrington
05/29/15 07:17 AM
Very interesting.....Lang Lang's story...
by rnaple
05/29/15 04:23 AM
Recently bought a Casio PX860! this is awesome!!!
by dandan19zs1
05/29/15 03:33 AM
Can you identify this baby grand?
by pevo
05/29/15 12:22 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,458 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,424 Topics
2,411,995 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission