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  • Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

    My centre has recently got a new Head Tech, and when he arrived, he got us to do a mass clean out of the workshop and the storeroom. In there, we found these metal grates, that look like some sort of machine guard.

    We have the Ball Lift Guards in place (that go over the top of the ball lift belt and slope down with the negative tracks), but we can't find any place where these "new" guards might go.

    They're kind of triangular in shape (well, actually like a trapezoid) and down the bottom they have a little rectangle cut out... does anyone have any idea as to where these go??

    [This message has been edited by kryley (edited 02-08-2000).]

  • #2
    Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

    i think you're referring to the guards which go behind the machines under the switch panels to cover the ball return area. the cut out rectangle you're referring to should be at the top...you must have defective ones....LMAO

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    • #3
      Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

      kryley,

      Like Coors said, sounds like they are the guards used to cover the ball exit area. Part No is 070-004-690. In order to use them properly, you need to have the "hooks" in place on your rudder/light ball sensor brace.
      "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

      --Kat

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      • #4
        Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

        Hey guys, I just hang mine on the pit signal receptacle box. Used to have the bolted down but then came reactive resins and 50 units of oil.

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        • #5
          Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

          I put cabinet hinges on my backend guards, so they swing open towards the odd lane. No need for tools and they open completely out of the way. Best idea I ever had, next project is all the electrical work(Sweep/Table Interlocks,Table Run Switches).

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          • #6
            Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

            I like the idea of the cabinet hinges, might have to try that sometime. I just have mine hanging from the pit signal box too. I don't have to take them off that much though. I guess that's a good thing, because we have four boxes of pins sitting in front of them. We rotate our pins every two weeks, so we just leave them sit behind the machines. I also have something that might interst you guys. What do you have on the back of your machines as a step? The previous owner built these neat triangle steps which actually have two steps on them. It makes it easier to get up on the machine, and a heck of a lot easier to set pins up. I'll try to post a picture of them sometime.
            Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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            • #7
              Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

              Thanks for all the replies guys!! I never even thought of there!!

              I don't think my Head Tech will bother putting them on because we are having so much problems with the kicker assys and the pit drive assy (or whatever you call it!!) that we'd have to take them off all the time!

              At our centre, we just use little rectangular pieces of metal for steps, about 2 inches wide and about 5 or 6 long - they do the job!!

              Thanks again!!

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              • #8
                Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

                Here's another "quick-release" tip for those guards...I use this here in my center. Using the proper hooks on the bottom, we use the same spring that's used for the PE Tensioner to hold the top of the guard to the brace just below the BE Control Panels. Works great, no tools necessary to remove. Just grab the spring and pull!

                Kat
                "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                --Kat

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                • #9
                  Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

                  Just a quick reponse to the issue of a step behind the machines. Our centre was built into what was an old indoor lawn bowling green. The machines have been 'countersunk' into this pit. The floor behind the machines is about four inches higher than the bottom of the pinwheel guard with about three inches between the edge of the pit and the cover. Real easy to get on top of the machine absolute nightmare to get into the back roller ( need to remove it through the pit).
                  Smart or what!!!!

                  Cheers
                  Kelvin

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                  • #10
                    Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

                    Kelvin:

                    That'd also be really hard to clean under the machines wouldn't it?? I get the task of doing that at my centre and it's bad enough with a flat floor behind the machines!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

                      The only time I ever really get to clean under the machines is when I take the pits out. I will say though I normally find a wealth of parts (and loose change) underneath. It makes a change though when I walk into a 'normal' centre - the machines look huge.

                      Cheers
                      Kelvin

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                      • #12
                        Re: Guards for 82-70s - where do they go??

                        As far as cleaning under the machines goes, it's a piece of cake for me. I took old carpet belts and cut them to fit under the machines. Now all I have to do is pull'em out, clean'em off and slide them back under. I think that's the best idea I ever had. Makes life a lot easier.
                        Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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