Taking Apart a Pool Table for Relocation

  • 08.07.2019
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Pool tables serve as a popular form of entertainment, but they can present quite the huddle when relocating due to their elephantine sizes. This factor makes it necessary to detach all the pieces that can come off to minimize not only damage to the device but also maintain high levels of safety for the parties involved. Below are some pointers on carrying out the process.

Required Equipment

Like with any other relocation, you’ll need to gather some tools that will aid in dismantling and hauling your table. Blankets, containers, Ziploc bags, and wrap make up some of the organizing tools while those for taking the device apart include flat-head drills, pliers, socket and ratchet wrenches, among others.

Before beginning the procedure, ensure that you take the necessary precautions to keep you and anyone else involved out of harm’s way. Wearing goggles is among the key measures to take to keep your vision A1.

  1. Pocket liners

Most of these appliances carry detachable pocket liners that should be taken out. A staple remover can be used for this process. If you do not have one handy, a screwdriver can handle the task. If the liners come with attached tacks, dismantle them as well. Store all the screws and nails in a Ziploc container to avoid misplacement.

  1. Rail Bolts

A typical pool table carries six rails, and each one is normally attached to the table using three bolts. Removing these pieces demands one to lay beneath the device and use a socket wrench. Be keen not to remove those that hold the aprons in place and keep them in a labeled bag. If you have an older model, you’ll need a forked appliance to pull apart the rails where they are attached.

  1. Corner brackets

At this point, the rail can be lifted off and overturned to reveal the corner miters. These two parts are taken apart using a flat-head drill by working on the screws and brackets.

  1. Aprons

These tables carry four aprons with one placed in each corner. These parts are kept put by bolts that have to be unscrewed. When removing the final pin, remember to hold the apron to avoid it moving around and slowing down the process. Once they are out, place them in a blanket and use plastic wrap to keep them in place. The bolts and other hardware can be kept in a labeled bag.

  1. Rails and pocket castings

Begin by removing the bolts holding the pocket castings in place using a wrench and store the hardware pieces and moldings accordingly. The rail can then be wrapped and arrange for hauling using blankets and plastic wrap.

  1. Felt

Glued felts need to be pulled backward around the table before being folded and stored in a waterproof bag. Ensure no pressure comes to contact with the fold lines to keep creases at bay. If staples are used in the place of glue, a staple remover and pliers can do the job. Ensure you pull out the staples slowly to avoid causing any tears to the felt, and avoid dropping them to the floor as they could cause injuries.

  1. Slates

Each slate carries four screws that can be drilled out and put in a labeled Ziploc container. Label each slate before taking it out of the table, so you know how to put them back when reassembling the device.

  1. Take the frame apart

Assess the remaining part of the table and remove anything else that can come off, such as the legs. All nails, bolts, and screws should be stored categorically according to where they were removed.

If hauling your pool table still seems like a hassle even with the provided steps, you can turn to specialists in moving in Québec City to dismantle and haul it to your new place.

We recommend you to read “Pointers on Relocating a Spa or Hot Tub” and “Planning Finances During a Relocation”.

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