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    just curios what is the best or funniest rigg anyone has ever used to hold up a machine till a league for tourney got done. I think the best I have done is use a zip tie on the bottom of a broken cup or on a pinwheel belt that split. they both got me by till later when i had time to fix em

    Wang j

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    Wang,

    What you call rigging Ed Fox calls a permanent fix.

    Jerry

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    • #3
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      I've used Duct Tape on a spotting cup before but never a zip tie. I'll have to remember that one. I had a plow bust off one time, and I used vise grips to hold it on the rest of the night. I'm sure I'll think of more when I read other people's posts.
      Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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      • #4
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        Haven't had to do anything on these 70s. But when I worked A2s, I had to use duct tape to hold a power lift belt together (had some funky off-brand cheap junk that was hard to replace anything on). Even done the same on a cross conveyor drive cause I didn't have a belt to replace it with.
        Duct tape and cable ties = a solution to all your woes!

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        • #5
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          HEY WANG

          IF I REMEMBER CORECTLY, THE OLD MECHANIC, JAKE SCHWABEL, HE HAD SOME GOOD FIX ITS WHEN HE WAS AT SOUTHWYCK.
          DUCT TAPE
          ZIP TIES
          TWISTIES, ETC. ETC. ETC.

          HEY, WHEN I WORKED ON AMFs, ALL THAT STUFF WORKED FOR ME TOO.

          JEFF KUHNLE
          TWIN OAKS LANES
          TOLEDO OHIO
          WE ARE NOW REALLY TWIN OAKS LANES.

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          • #6
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            Jeff,

            Since youy went to Brunswick machines wire ties, duct tape, and bailing wire is OEM equipment. LMAO

            Jerry

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by 82/70 king:
              Wang,

              What you call rigging Ed Fox calls a permanent fix.

              Jerry
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">See if I ever help you with one of your "SURE STUCK" problems ever again! :p

              Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
              Please buy MADE IN USA!

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              • #8
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                Ed,

                Simmer down now....I will have Ma cut you off.......lol

                Jerry

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                • #9
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                  How many guys have used boot laces to repair carpets? Had a carpet tear about a 1/4 of the way through, full house, 1st game of league. Thought great. Got the cordless drill and drilled a series of holes alongside the tear, then got a shoe lace from a pair of rentals, threaded it through, tied it up, and BINGO...good as new. 18 months later, they are still using the same carpet!!

                  You guys probably already do that, but I had never seen or heard of it before. I was pretty happy that night, so was the manager!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                  http://www.youtube.com/androo300

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                  • #10
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                    When a tube weldment breaks, take your belt off or find someone who has a belt, and strap that cushion together to get you through the night.

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                    • #11
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                      Curtain rod hanger broke-used a bungee cord wrapped around the bin to hold curtain up.

                      One time I put a new carpet in right before a league. Turned out to be a bad one. It was too small or something on one side and kept popping the roller out of the saddle. I took the roller out of the saddle, popped the spring off (ball door side) bolted a piece of chain to the front roller saddle and hooked the pit spring from the chain to the back of the machine as tight as I could with the front roller in the saddle. Made it through the 2 shifts of leagues without the roller popping out. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

                      Pete

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                      • #12
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                        Bungee or a piece of #12-2G Romex wire to hold up a busted cushion

                        Used a distributor belt lacer to hold together a ripped carpet. (actually worked pretty good)

                        I think the funniest one was fixing a busted sideplate spring peg (front roller) by threading a cable through the back hook of the spring, hooking it to a come-along, tying it off to a pipe behind the machine, and cranking it up to the right tension. Wasn't pretty, but it worked.
                        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                        • #13
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                          We're high-tech now. We use double-sided velcro straps (1" or 2" wide) to hold up cushion weldments.

                          Vise grips on the plows? Been there, ...

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