How to take a table into the basement or into a building
Take the parts out of the box as soon as it is inside the building and take the parts down into the further into the building.
By taking the parts out of the box you are reducing the weight of the heaviest part that must be carried to only 68 to 85 lbs instead of the 180 lbs to 350 lbs of a box with all the contents of a complete table.
When you first receive the ping pong table that is shipped to your house, it has a cushioning protective film between the tabletops.
When you need to do first is take the carton cover of the packaging table and lay on the floor. Then, having two people to lift a tabletop and gently lay it on the wall.
**Please note: When moving, be sure to protect the tabletop to prevent sharp objects from damaging the tabletop.
Many tables have the leg assemblies attached at the factory. These leg assemblies will allow you to get a good grip and to hold securely onto the table to carry. This should always be done by two strong adults.
In order to assemble a table tennis table, there are certain tools that you need to prepare before starting the assembly work.
Tools that you need are:
- Hand level
- Measurement Tape
How to avoid damage during assembly
Before carrying the table parts into the building Put a blanket over each table half in such a way as to prevent scratching of the table halves. If you do scratch a table top you can get touch up paint from the manufacturer.
Do not leave on the table on the floor overnight. Uneven floors (particularly basement floors with high humidity levels) will cause the table tops to warp. Often these warps will be only temporary if the table tops are stored in the upright position.
Lean up a side to avoid a fall
- Two people should always handle each table half.
- Leave plastic protection sheets on the table tops until after the table is assembled.
- Use the Instruction Sheets when available instead of what you get in the box
Like any product that is shipped anywhere, there is always the possibility of damage in transit.
Always mark “box damaged, contents to be inspected” if there is any box damaged. If you pick the right supplier, they will have very well packaged of the table tennis table and are normally remain intact without any damage even when the box been broken.
The table manufacturers package the tables at the end of the assembly line. They know that damage at the factory is extremely rare and even when it happens the factory damage would rarely get through final inspection. As a result, the factories are inclined to provide touch up paint which will match the color of the top. The factories are inclined to provide touch up paint in the event of a scratch.
Factories do not ship tables that are already damaged. This is extremely rare. Inside the factory, the damage is not at all likely.
The table manufacturers package the tables at the end of the assembly line. They know that damage at the factory is extremely rare and even when it happens the factory damage would rarely get through final inspection. The factories will provide touch up paint in the event of a scratch.
In the distribution process, the tables are not taken out of the box. The tops are protected by being shipped with the playing surface facing one another.
Table Top Warping
How if a table halve or halves are warped?
A warp of a new table tennis table top is often a temporary condition. This can often be corrected by storing the table in a straight up or flat position as suggested in the section about restoring the table tops to the flat position.
About Feng Shui
Some people think that placing a table tennis table inside the house especially if placed at the living room will affect the overall feng shui of the house. How do you think?
Well, this kind of thing is quite controversial. There is no absolute answer for this.
Some people think that is not appropriate to put a table in the living room since the living room is a place for gathering and discussion. For some Chinese people, it is a place to accumulate wealth and generate positive energy. Thus, they oppose for the table to be placed in the living room.
Can I use my car to ship the table back to my house?
A standard table tennis table is having the dimensions of 274cm x 152.5cm x 76cm, if you have measured the room of your car is having sufficient space to load in the table, then you can ship it with your car.
Learn more about table dimension here.
Generally, most of the people who buy the table will have the company to do the shipping for them. Since most of the sports stores that selling sports equipment are having trucks or lorries with them. They are plenty of room for them to load the table. So you can save your hassle to load and unload the table by yourself.
Some company will do free shipping for you when you buy the table. Some will ask you to pay for the shipping fee as it is not included in the price when they sell you the table. You will need to ask the supplier if the shipping is covered of you will need to pay extra if you need them to ship the table for you.
Table Tennis Table Assembly Service
Many people will have a problem with assembling the table by themselves. You shouldn’t worry about this anymore as now most of the sports stores will offer you the assemble service if you can’t do the assembly yourself. Normally there will be some charges you need to pay for the service. The charges are about $80 to $150.
Among the most common brands are:
- Prince Victory
- MD Sports