Surprise One Piece Slate Move

Here’s a surprise pool table move we were not ready for. We arrived in Trabuco Canyon, CA yesterday morning for what we thought was a move with stairs of a three piece slate pool table. When I walked through the front door and saw the pool table I immediately knew it was a one piece slate. I asked the client if he knew it was a one piece when he booked the job with us, he said yes. Somehow this info didn’t get relayed to me, normally if we’re doing a one piece slate move with stairs I’ll bring in a third man to assist. There are always additional charges applied for this type of pool table move, since we were one man short my client decided to offer up his own man power in lieu of rescheduling and additional cost.

Oh, I almost forgot the best part of this story. As we are disassembling the client’s pool table, he mentions to us that his soon to be new neighbor is an ex-con who was just released from prison. OK, I’m thinking, whats the problem. He goes on to say that this person is very volatile and prone to provocations. Great! We’re going to move a 450 lb. single piece slate up three flights of stairs and possibly get into an altercation with a hot headed ex-con. We arrived at our client’s new home in San Clemente, CA at about 11:45 a.m.  I was happy to see only stairs in our future, not an encounter with an ex-con. Luckily we had no problems getting the very heavy slate upstairs. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Surprise One Piece Slate Move”

    • Nice! Thanks for your comment John. We actually use something similar to your invention, minus the handle, when we’re moving pool tables with one piece slates. Great job, Dave.

  1. I live in Youngstown, Ohio…my husband’s brother is losing his house and he bought it with a bar pool table in the basement. We got the base over here (which was extremely difficult) but worried about how to get the slate over here in one piece. I’ve checked around here and haven’t found any billiard companies that move pool tables..they just set them up when a customer buys them and they’ll move them for the customer. Honestly I’m not even sure it’s slate..definitely doesn’t look like it’s original to the pool table by the way the felt was put on (duct tape).

    • There isn’t any easy way to carry a one piece slate up or downstairs. Unfortunately this is why it costs so much money to move a one piece slate pool table. This is most likely why the pool table was there in the house when your brother in law bought it.

    • hire a pro or suffer the consequences.
      p.s. some billiards companies won’t even touch a one piece slate. what town do you live in? i might know someone.

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