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#3155105 09/10/21 08:31 AM
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Hi all,

We are hoping to move house.

I wondered if it was wise to remove the legs of the NV5 as they look vulnerable when moving house, any thoughts?

I also wondered if I should get a specialist piano mover or use the house mover if they are used to also moving pianos etc, any thoughts o n the above greatly appreciated

Many thanks

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Some home movers are quite good. But they won't know how to properly perform any disassembly. They might try to figure it out. But I would not allow that.
I'd decide on what disassembly might be needed, and do that myself (with a helper because of the weight).

You didn't say how far you're moving. If it's a local move you might consider hiring a piano moving specialist just for the piano.

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Hello Michael,

I have unfortunately only had the NV5(S) in my possession for a week, and in that time I have looked closely at the piano case several times (for other reasons, but this does not belong in this discussion).

Frankly, I did not see any way to dismantle the legs without risking collateral damage. Unless you know the KAWAI factory assembly/disassembly sequence, I would not recommend this.

Do you know of a possibility?

I would assume that the instrument is not very stable without the legs. At least that was my impression when the shipping company put the instrument on a piano transport trolley when they picked it up to bring it back.

Kind regards MBiG

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Hi, thanks for the comments.. we are moving an house drive away .. I will get a feel for the local piano mover first etc..

The legs I thought were held by the 6 screws on a plate looking at it from underneath but am not 100% sure

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Michael,

I would not recommend attempt to remove the legs.

I think it would be preferable to lift the NV5 onto a dolly and move it that way.

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Hi James,

Thanks for the advice and well noted,

Cheers,

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Following on KJ’s recommendation, the below video may help your movers better appreciate the manufacturer’s effort in packing the NV5 ( in this case 5S) for safe movement from them to purchaser. Among other details, it depicts how the NV5 is shipped already assembled - legs attached to the main piano body- ..... and of course it could help if the original box&pallet in which it was originally shipped was delivered to you to hang on to for such future purpose.

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Thanks drew, that's great information cheers


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