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Question DetailsAsked on 3/31/2017

Who could put a treadmill together for me and move it upstairs?

It is a freemotion 890 interactive. It is new in the box.

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Much easier to move upstairs in pieces and assemble where it is going to live, not assemble and then move (assuming it does not come fully assembled) - especially for large ones where it might not fit through doors well.
Typically takes about typically 1/4-1/2 hour to maybe an hour wtih ones broken into more parts to assemble a treadmill - they are usually shipped assembled or mostly assembled, so usually only a matter of bolting or locking in the treadmill to the upright pedestal portion, maybe mounting the display console on the pedestal, and maybe mounting a couple of walking arms, then plugging it in and adjusting the belt tracking if needed - also maybe putting the feet on or mounting it on the base if a tilt-upright model - so commonly anyone with simple handtools can do the assembly, though does go a lot easier with two people to move it and for one to hold parts while the other puts the bolts in the holes. One comment I say on that model said with two not very tool-handy guys it took 20 minutes with simple household tools. (Could not get manual to come up to see what the manufacturer says about assembly time - not in their general info.) Got a tool-handy friend who will help for pizza and beer - or if unable to handle half the weight of the largest piece up the stairs maybe two ? Otherwise, Handymen would be the normal Search the List category for this - and he will probably ask what the total weight is and whether you can handle maybe a third or so of that up the stairs to determine if he needs to bring a helper or another handyman to help. Your treadmill weight is about 296 pounds shipping weight per Amazon, so largest piece is probably around 200 pounds or a bit more so a handtruck will probably help, and if moved on a handtruck in the box need two people to get that up the stairs without dumping it - or 4 people free carrying it for safety though two strong ones could do it. Some come with wheels on them for moving around, but not likely to help much if any on stairs. Another possibility - a Moving company - local transfer and storage company. They will certainly move it, some will also do assembly of furniture and things like this if only requires simple tools, as pretty much all exercise equipment does. Be sure to check power requirements in the manual - the 4.25 CHP (continuous horsepower) your unit is rated at would work out to at least 26 amps - so would probably require a dedicated 30A circuit for it - about the same as a normal car block heater dedicated outlet and twice what a normal household outlet or circuit is rated for (usually 15 or 20 amps in modern homes). Of course, the actual power it pulls would depend on your weight and the slope and speed used on it - but if plugged into a normal wall outlet I would not be in the least surprised if it blew the breaker in use. And the flatter the slope and greater the speed generally the greater the motor load because on a steeper slope your weight is helping turn the belt, reducing the load on the motor. Personally, if I were plugging this into a normal wall outlet, I would at least get a plug strip or outlet splitter with a built-in breaker rated for the circuit capacity (what the circuit breaker rating is) and plug into that - so you have a local breaker to trip out before you overload the circuit. The reason - plug strip breakers tend to be fast-blow, so they triop very shortly after you exceed their capacity. The main breaker is generally allowed to take up to 1/2 to 2 HOURS at overload, and as much as not tripping at all at 25% overload and still meet code - so you can substantially overload a circuit and have the breaker go a LONG time before tripping or not trip at all, possibly overloading the outlet and wiring along the way. That way, if you overload the circuit capacity, you not only prevent circuit overloading buy using a local breaker, but also means uyou have two breakers protecting your electrical system in case one fails to trip out as it should. And be sure this is the only thing on the circuit - that you do not have other devices or loads on the circuit when using the treadmill.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


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Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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