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Post  sanderson on 12/9/2014, 1:42 pm

Has anyone successfully moved a table top across a lawn or dirt using very large furniture coasters? I need to move the 2 x 8' TT away from the roof and gutter drip line. Dumb me.
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Post  boffer on 12/9/2014, 2:51 pm

Isn't it annoying when we fail to think of everything?!   Twisted Evil

We've done the weight calculations on TTs several times.  There's so many variables that we concluded a 16 sf TT with properly saturated MM is in the neighborhood of 200-250 pounds +/- a lot!  If you let your MM dry out, you could cut the weight by more than half.  

You could put your gift of gab to work, and get a couple young studs off the street to move it for you.  Wink

I'd try putting your TT on a sheet of plywood that has a rope on the end for pulling like a sled.  I'm thinking that you and hubs could pick up one end at a time and work it onto the plywood.

Or, creatively figure out how to use a hand truck on each end.

I know your TT is very solidly made, but putting it on coasters where one leg could catch on something, still puts a lot of stress on the joint.
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Post  sanderson on 12/9/2014, 3:11 pm

All the young studs are at work, as they should be! The TT has my wonderful kale/chard in it right now, but it is not soaking wet. I was thinking of using Ken's heavy duty jack to lift for sliding the coaster under the 6 legs. There are 7" x 4" hard plastic with foam sliders available. Lay 4 mil plastic under the leading legs and the coasters should be able to travel the 4 feet needed?

Thanks for your valuable input.
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Post  boffer on 12/9/2014, 3:17 pm

You didn't say it was only 4 feet and that you had a jack!

Go for it!
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Post  sanderson on 12/9/2014, 3:23 pm

Razz

Seriously, though, it needs to get out from under that dripping eaves/rain gutter with the nasty runoff.  Even the position of the gable ends are a nuisance where it is located.  

"Isn't it annoying when we fail to think of everything?!"  Yes, it is.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 12/9/2014, 5:40 pm

@sanderson wrote:Razz

"Isn't it annoying when we fail to think of everything?!"  Yes, it is.
Yeah, I suffer from that, "Darn why didn't I notice that before I began" syndrome as well!  We had to move one of our table tops when we put up the greenhouse.  We were able to kind of just drag it one leg at a time a few inches, I think it was just my hubby and I, maybe a third person as I don't clearly remember.  The construction of ours is so heavy the legs could handle it.  How strong are your legs?
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Post  sanderson on 12/10/2014, 12:21 am

Couldn't find any young men, but I did find one old fart.  Together, we did it.  He's icing his knee this evening.
Before, the long bed was right under the nasty drip line.  Now I can take the plastic off for the rain.:
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