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Tay



Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 2786
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 14 10:11 pm    Post subject: Transporting a fireplace  Reply with quote    

I've just acquired a Victorian fireplace on eBay. It will replace a modern chrome, neon blue-lighted eyesore that is currently defiling our living room. Although it's local, it will be too far to carry. Does anyone have any idea what size car you'd need to transport a fireplace? All I know is that it is just shy of 50inches wide. Or is a van the only way?

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 4193
Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 14 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Normally the Victorian lounge cast and tiled fireplaces are usually 38 x 38 ins,
There are letters and numbers on the back of the cast at the top,that you can date the fireplace from,i forget the formula,but i`m sure you can find it on the internet,or ask an antique dealer.

Tay



Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 2786
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 14 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's really helpful, thank you.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

unless you have a large estate car by the time you have wrapped it in blankets etc to stop it getting damaged or damaging the car a van will be much easier

they are quite heavy and awkward to balance so unless you have enough space to hold both ends/sides it easy to trap a finger if wriggling them into a car boot etc ,if the do go in it can sometimes be quite hard to get them out as well.

Tay



Joined: 08 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 14 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Went down the van route in the end. Thanks for the advice.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 14 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

with big heavy things van is usually the best option ,ive broken a few fingers trying to get stuff in or out of cars .

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1845
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 14 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought they came apart, into mantle, sides, with tiles and middle if they are big which yours certainly is!

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