Stairs... obstacle of death?

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  1. Andy Polo

    Andy Polo Stunt Coordinator

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    Can a big screen rear projection be carried down a normal flight of stairs. The tv would have to be titled on an angle to avoid the ceiling?... thanks
     
  2. Kevin P

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    If you're careful you should be ok. I'm sure the majority of RPTVs delivered in homes have had to be carried up or down stairs.

    If you want to make sure the set will fit down the stairs, get the dimensions from the website and make a cardboard mock-up. If the mockup will get up or down the stairs ok, so will the TV.
     
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    That is a great idea. I will try it as soon as I get home.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Seems to me that if the RPTV made it upstairs in fine shape, it can go the other way equally as unscathed.
     
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  6. Andy Polo

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    Chuck is right. I will be taking the tv down to my basement and was making sure that it would be able to make it past the railing along the stairs.
     
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    Well, then, the carboard mockup idea is a good one! Good luck.
     
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    As long as the box will fit, tilting it is not a problem. My current RPTV had to be unboxed in the lobby of my building, turned on its side for a trip in the elevator, and then maneuvered (still on its side) around several corners and through two doorways. It came through fine.

    BUT, any time you move an RPTV, it's a good idea to have it calibrated after it's come to rest. Even if you're careful, the box gets shaken up and mirrors and other parts can shift positions.

    M.
     
  9. Jan Strnad

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    Also, remove those railings! They're usually just screwed into the wall. You can take doors off the hinges pretty easily; use a thin screwdriver or a large nail and tap out the hinge pin from underneath.
    Here's a photo of the delivery men who brought me my RPTV: The Delivery Men
    Good luck!
    Jan
     
  10. Andy Polo

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    Clever
     
  11. Patrick Sun

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    This discussion reminds of that "Friends" episode where Ross and Chandler are trying to get a couch up a flight of stairs, and the couch gets stuck (with Chandler stuck as well, and all you hear is Ross screaming, "Pivot! PIVOT!!!"

    LOL!
     

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