Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
110 registered (ajames, aluk, AlbertoA, ando, anamnesis, accordeur, 24 invisible), 2190 Guests and 5 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
*Live Piano Venues
*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)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#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: 24318
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, CPT-E Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 849
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 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1520
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
Piano Technologist
USA Distributor for Isaac Cadenza hammers and Profundo Bass Strings
Supporting Piano Owners D-I-Y piano tuning and repair

Top
(ad 568)
PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Would you buy this used VPC1?
by AlbertoA
43 minutes 9 seconds ago
Gaveau Grand c. 1906. What is this stick on the left side?
by Piano Danno
Today at 12:59 PM
Changing Positions / Moving Hands
by TomInCinci
Today at 10:49 AM
Fingering in Bach Invention 13 BWV 784
by pinkfloydhomer
Today at 04:01 AM
Stride Piano
by john f
Today at 03:54 AM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,804 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,848 Topics
2,576,857 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission