Levelling a piano on a sloping floor

Posted by: Withindale

Levelling a piano on a sloping floor - 11/18/12 07:48 AM

What, if anything, should be done to level a grand piano when the floor slopes down by 0.6" (1.5 cm) from treble to bass at the keyboard and by 0.8" (2.0 cm) from front to back?
Posted by: Emmery

Re: Levelling a piano on a sloping floor - 11/18/12 11:08 AM

If you want perfect level, just get some castor cups (if you don't have them already) and put some spacer wood under them to make up the difference. The 3 legs will always stabilize the structure without rocking.
Posted by: Withindale

Re: Levelling a piano on a sloping floor - 11/18/12 04:49 PM

Thanks, Emmery, that's the plan. Someone once said an action works best when the piano is perfectly level but, reading between your lines, reasonably level is OK.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Levelling a piano on a sloping floor - 11/18/12 04:53 PM

Archimedes had the answer: Get a lever long enough and a place to stand, and you can move the world.