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Setting the Moon Dial on Your Grandfather Clock

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My Cuckoo Clock Isn’t Running – Help!

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  Depending on what type of cuckoo clock you own, the process of fixing it can vary as they are all built uniquely from one another. However, this doesn’t mean it is impossible to get it functioning once again and filling your home with charm. Here is a list of troubleshooting tips aimed at helping to repair your cuckoo clock and protect it against failure in the future.   Examining the Location of Your Clock The positioning of any cuckoo clock will have an impact on its overall efficiency, long-term durability, and reliance. Be sure to avoid placing the clock...

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I Want to Redecorate – Can I Move My Grandfather Clock?

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  When it comes to redecorating, sometimes you may need to move your grandfather clock. Regardless of whether you are laying down new carpeting or giving the walls a fresh lick of paint, it is important to bear in mind that moving such a sophisticated piece of machinery is a delicate process but not unsafe in any way. By following this helpful guide, it is very easy to move your home’s grandfather clock around.   Remove Weights and Unhook the Pendulum The first thing you need to do is carefully examine the bottom of your clock’s weights for right, center,...

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How to Move a Grandfather Clock

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The process of moving such a sensitive, delicate, and heavy object as a grandfather clock is one of patience and caution. There are a series of simplistic but equally important steps that must be followed to ensure a safe move that doesn’t damage you or your property. Here is the basic procedure, bearing in mind that this can vary depending on the clock you have and further preparations may be required.   Step 1: Remove Sensitive Instruments and components The removal of the clock’s weights, pendulum, and any removable side panels prior to moving the entire unit helps to protect...

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How Often Should I Service My Clock?

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Your clock can last a long time, but only if you provide the proper care and service when needed. Whatever type of clock you have, you will need to oil and clean your clock periodically to ensure it functions at its best. If you’ve never serviced a clock before and are unsure of how often it needs to be maintained, don’t fret! These quick tips will help you understand what to do.   Oiling Your Clock To keep your clock in good condition you will need to oil your clock’s working parts. Most clocks should be oiled every two to...

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