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Asked by Debra

September 23, 2015 under Others

If you follow these directions to move a grandfather clock, can you lay the clock on its side to move it?

Answered by Nicole La Capria

September 23, 2015

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As long as you take the proper measures to prepare your grandfather clock for relocation (such as removing the pendulum and weights, securing the chains, and carefully padding and protecting the clock), you should be able to tilt and carry the clock while moving it.  It's also a good idea to place the clock in special crate for extra protection during your move.

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