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  • Carpet change??????

    I ordered a replacement carpet for my #5 lane my manuals not very complete are there any steps that need extra attention or care to insure proper installation???

  • #2
    Check pit support brackets, Make sure they are tight. Check bounce plate, make sure the bars & channels are tight and the vibration dampeners are in good shape. Pull the bearings off the front and rear rollers and pack with grease. On front roller check the roller end assy. and make sure it has no play in it. Check the rollor body for oval in the screw holes. Grease the roller end assy. Pull both bearing supports and inspect the bushing. Support should pivot freely with no drag. Check the rubber on the inside of both support bearing front and back to make sure it is not deteriorated. If you find ANYTHING that dont look right or your not sure of, REPLACE/REBUILD said part with new.
    Even a old dog can bury a bone


    • #3
      Front roller hinges should be removed to clean and grease.(usually can't grease without taking it off) Stahl's makes a nice tool to hold the spring stretched while you take the hinge off. As said above but over looked, the rear bearing holder on the ball door side.


      • #4
        At the customer portal you can get the manual and also have access to some videos which will walk you thru working on the pit area. Free registration. I also second everything that Kenny stated in his post.
        Failed safety course.Question #1:In case of fire what steps do you take? Apparently 'Friggin long ones!" is the wrong answer.


        • #5
          Since this would really be the only time you would be able to access things in the pit check everything... Everything mentioned because once the carpet is back in you wont be able to access most of these parts. It makes the job a little easier if you already have a bounceboard and both carpet rollers built up and ready to go, then you can just swap these out while you do the pit then inspect and rebuild them at your leisure. Another thing to check, make sure the front roller bracket springs are not sretched, the front roller pivot pins are not worn, and that the cross beams connecting the metal kickbacks together have tight bolts. Also would be a good idea to check the plows while you are in there and the angles too, they are very important.

          ...........check everything.


          • #6
            if there is any part that is easier to take apart when the carpet is out, take it apart and clean it, repair it, or replace it if you have to. cause if there is one thing that has been drilled into my head by my boss its "a clean machine is a happy machine."
            the Petersen classic its on my bucket list, yup I'm a nerd


            • #7
              A well lubed machine is even happier.


              • #8
                Agree with all posts above but also take extra care when you pin back the spring hanger brackets as they will do some serious damage to anything in there way if they slip


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tablejam View Post
                  A well lubed machine is even happier.

                  ...This is my thinking.
                  I can't even spell Brunsw-ick anymore!!!


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