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Wally_in_Cincy
04-17-2008, 07:54 AM
A co-worker is looking to purchase a used pool table. He asked me how much it cost to move and how much to install new cloth. Has anyone had any recent experience and can furnish a ball-park figure?

Eric.
04-17-2008, 08:50 AM
It varies by region, Wal.

In my area, the table setup with Simonis is around $500-$600. Cost of moving it depends of if it's already disassembled or not. Disassembly is easy, provided that one is not mechanically declined and the only whore job is moving the slate pieces. The rest is easy.

*edit-I'm talking about a Brunswick GC table

Eric

BigRigTom
04-17-2008, 10:48 AM
In Southern California $500 to $600 is about right as well to set up and recover with Simonis 860.

Cost of Moving it depends on from and to and all the other details like:
Up stairs or down stairs is extra
Dis assembly and re assembly is extra
Distance more than 10 miles is extra
Replacing or repairing parts is extra
One piece slate tables if disassembled are extra

It you have any mechanical ability or have a friend who has those talents I recommend moving it your self and then hire a table mechanic to come out and set it up and recover it after you assemble and position it where you want it. It will save you money and the table mechanics will never do that part as well as you will do it yourself.

I went the whole nine yards myself. My friend and I went and disassembled the table, hauled it to my house, reassembled it. I then had the table mechanic recover it. About a year later my friend and I recovered it ourselves and did a better job than the mechanic did.

Of course it took us about 3 times as long as it did that mechanic but we were very meticulous and precise with everything. That was because he and I play on that table all the time. We wanted it to be as close to perfect as we could get it.

JoeW
04-17-2008, 02:02 PM
I moved mine in a Dodge Caravan, don't know why most of my buddies just don't get the idea that it is a 1/2 ton truck !

I have now moved and set mine up four times, no mechanic needed just some wrenches, sockets and a day to take your time.

Last time I bought Simonis 860 it cost me about $250.00 included enough to re do the rails.

I use a a water level followed by a 3 X 3 foot mirror to roll balls on and check for dead level. There are other ways but I am a DIY kinda guy. I use Bondo (car repair stuff) to fill the cracks and then sand as needed. Bondo can be removed with a Dremmel dril the next time you have to move it.

I am not a table mechanic and found that the table was out of square by less then 1/32" over 9'. Seems that Brunswick builds a pretty good table. Mine is a GC III.

My son-in-law, who can't find his butt with both hands, moved it and set it up at his house for a year. It is no big deal.

Directions on set up, cloth installation, re-covering rails, etc can be found many places. The Brunswick web site may have these instructions.

Wally_in_Cincy
04-18-2008, 06:17 AM
Thanks for the replies gentlemen.

Any more are welcome.

Rich R.
04-18-2008, 07:08 AM
Hey Wally, sorry, I have nothing to add to this thread, but I thought I would say "Hi".

We so rarely hear from you, how have things been going?
The last I can remember, you had gotten a new job and you were unable to get on the forums from work. Hopefully, things are going well on that job, although it would no longer be the new job. Hopefully, everthing else is good too.

Do you think you will be able to join us for the Open this year? We are still planning on getting together, as we have been for the past 6 years. How time flies.

Wally_in_Cincy
04-18-2008, 11:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hey Wally, sorry, I have nothing to add to this thread, but I thought I would say "Hi".

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HI /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

The last I can remember, you had gotten a new job and you were unable to get on the forums from work. </div></div>

Correct. I can now access CCB but I have trouble finding time.

For the first time I am working for a publicly traded company and I am trying to keep my nose clean, so there is very little non-work-related internet use during work hours.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

Hopefully, things are going well on that job, </div></div>

so far....

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do you think you will be able to join us for the Open this year? </div></div>

I wish. Funding is a problem, but mostly it's lack of dependable transportation. Last March some fool came down my street and hit my parked Dodge Ram head-on and totalled it. I got compensated but I am now drivng a Durango that I would not necessarilly trust on a 600-mile journey.

Flying would make the trip financially out of the question.

We are, however, going to attend the Great Lakes Classic WPBA tourney in June up near Chicago. It's at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Ironically my company is manufacturing the exterior wall system for the Blue Chip Casino's nrew hotel tower and that is what I have been designing for the last 6 months.

Small world I guess.

Thanks for the shout Rich. I had a grand time hanging with with you guys the year I attended. (2004?). Gabe Owen won that year.

Rich R.
04-19-2008, 02:23 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Wally_in_Cincy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I wish. Funding is a problem, but mostly it's lack of dependable transportation. Last March some fool came down my street and hit my parked Dodge Ram head-on and totalled it. I got compensated but I am now drivng a Durango that I would not necessarilly trust on a 600-mile journey.

<span style="color: #FF0000">Sorry to hear about that ordeal. I know that is no fun.
I recently had to do some car shopping myself. I must be one of the few guys who hates to shop for cars. Time will tell whether I made the correct choice or not. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif </span>

Flying would make the trip financially out of the question.

<span style="color: #FF0000">I can understand that. </span>

We are, however, going to attend the Great Lakes Classic WPBA tourney in June up near Chicago. It's at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Ironically my company is manufacturing the exterior wall system for the Blue Chip Casino's nrew hotel tower and that is what I have been designing for the last 6 months.

Small world I guess.

<span style="color: #FF0000">I only wish the WPBA would come back to the Mid-Atlantic area. I know there are many fans, in this area, who miss watching the ladies play.

It really must be terrific to actually see something, close up, that you have worked on, from so far away. I'm sure you are in for a thrill. </span>

Thanks for the shout Rich. I had a grand time hanging with with you guys the year I attended. (2004?). Gabe Owen won that year.
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<span style="color: #CC0000">We also enjoyed spending time with you, when you came to the Open. I had to check, but you are correct on both the year and the winner.

It was great seeing your name on the forum again. Don't be a stranger. Take care.</span>

Wally_in_Cincy
04-21-2008, 11:24 AM
Thanks Rich. I'll try to stop around more often. I have to stay away from the NPR board though. My blood pressure gets too high. :-)

Rich R.
04-21-2008, 03:16 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Wally_in_Cincy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks Rich. I'll try to stop around more often. I have to stay away from the NPR board though. My blood pressure gets too high. :-) </div></div>

I know what you mean Wally.
I rarely go there myself.

Eric.
04-23-2008, 08:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Wally_in_Cincy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks Rich. I'll try to stop around more often. I have to stay away from the NPR board though. My blood pressure gets too high. :-) </div></div>

I know what you mean Wally.
I rarely go there myself.
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What's wrong with the NPR section? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif


Eric &gt;not looking under the bed, either

Wally_in_Cincy
04-23-2008, 03:07 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Eric.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

What's wrong with the NPR section? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif


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Where's that pic of me and Ross, with Eric holding his ears?

Deeman3
04-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Are you guys saying I am too loud??? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Eric.
04-23-2008, 05:03 PM
I think I was "hear no evil".


Eric &gt; /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Rich R.
04-24-2008, 07:03 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Wally_in_Cincy</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Eric.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

What's wrong with the NPR section? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif


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Where's that pic of me and Ross, with Eric holding his ears? </div></div>
Does anyone keep in touch with Ross?
I haven't seen his name on this forum, or any other forum, in a long time. I kind of miss his input.