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Furniture Hockey

A jet of air to move furniture.
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Between the slats of wood in the floors in your home, you have miniature air jets. Individually they don't have a lot of lifting power, but their power combined over the surface area of a large piece of furnature can readily move a couch, mattress or dresser.

You flip the switch on, and all pieces of furniture are lifted a few millimeters at most -- but enough to lift the furniture. Standing up, you have less area for the jets to push upon, insufficient to break traction as you move the furniture around nearly frictionlessly.

Of course, it's a good idea to make sure you have furniture with low centers of gravity in the room in question first. It's also best to make sure you don't have light yet rambuncious children in the house as well.

Almafeta, Nov 26 2003

Furniture Sliders http://www.youcansave.com/movingmen.asp
Move a sofa by yourself [wombat, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

an indoor Travelairter http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Travelairter
nice, nice [neilp, Oct 17 2004]


       If nothing else, it'd reduce the friction.
Detly, Nov 26 2003

       This product does a good job of eliminating the friction in moving furniture. (Link)
wombat, Nov 26 2003

       [Almafeta]: This wouldn't move much furniture. The items in question would all have to have flat bottoms or fully-enclosed facias. No legs (chairs, tables) castors, or levelers (refrigerators, washing machines).
Cedar Park, Nov 27 2003

       Stuck to ceiling... can't reach... furniture hockey off switch... gasp.
Fishrat, Nov 27 2003

       Cool - now I don't have to help my wife when she decides on a new configuraton for our living room every few weeks. Now where did that cat get to?
dobtabulous, Nov 27 2003

       I like the Idea, maybe the air jets should have sensors so only the jets under the funiture actualy get activated.
Quaelex, Apr 25 2007

zen_tom, Apr 22 2009


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