Leveling and stabilizing a grandfather clock is very important to ensure the grandfather clock will have the greatest chance of operating properly. We service over 1,000 Grandfather clocks in homes per year, and we are always surprised how many Grandfather clocks are not level and home many are not stable.
Modern day Grandfather clocks (1980 to present) typically will come with a movement that is self adjusting, as long as the Grandfather clock is level. You must make sure the Grandfather clock is level both side to side as well as front to back. If you do not level the clock from front to back, your weights may rub on the pendulum and stop the clock. Or the pendulum might rub on a part inside the clock that you can not see.
The picture below was taken of a modern day Grandfather clocks base. If you look close to where the floor and the base are, you will see adjustable feet in the corners of the base. Most modern day Grandfather clocks have 4 adjustable feet on the base of the grandfather clock. These adjustable feet are what you will adjust in order to level your Grandfather clock.
Many times when we are out repairing Grandfather clocks, we run into the adjustable feet either stuck tight in the lowest position, making it impossible to turn and adjust.
Clock Repair Service has been in business for over 10 years now. We service more Grandfather clocks than any other clock company in the state of Georgia. We have 2 Grandfather Clock Technicians that are on the road Monday - Friday repairing 2-3 Grandfather clocks per day, EACH.. That's allot of clocks in the past 10+ years. Our service area at this point is from Chattanooga, Tennessee down to Macon Georgia. The bulk of our Grandfather Clock repairs are however, in the Metro Atalanta area. We service Grandfather clocks ranging from 200+ years old to current models. We do service all brands of Grandfather Clocks and we are an Authorized Sales and Service center for both Howard Miller and Ridgeway clocks.
Let us know if you have any questions 678-462-7856