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  • 10 cell problem

    Had a new problem this evening..one ive never seen. Call came through as a bannana hang. WHen i got to the lane saw just that but with a twist. THe 10 in the RS cell was behind the pindeck. Found a pretty big crack in the casting of the table at the 10 cell.

    Question is....ANy easy way to repair it without drilling holes? Table is old and im afraid of creating stress fractures within the casting.

    deadwood
    Well thats just like your opinion man...

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    Re: 10 cell problem

    Unless you know someone with a portable TIG torch, a lot of welding experience, and a really steady hand, fixing it without drilling is gonna be a trick.

    Being that you pretty much have a "stress fracture" in the casting, I don't think it would hurt much to drill some holes, as long as you keep enough "meat" around them, and you drill the smallest holes possible. If it's cracked thru the corner of the table to the edge of the casting (which I'm assuming it is), you can use a piece of 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 wide, 3/16 to 1/4 thick strap iron to fix it. Drill 4 holes at the corners, keeping at least 1/4" of metal in all directions. Drill thru the back of the table casting in such a way that there are 2 holes at the upper side of the table, and two underneath... again, keep 1/4" or more of metal around the holes. Use some short bolts (3/4" x 1/4-20 or so) to apply the strap iron to the table. If it's at the corner, heat the strap and bend it to fit the curve of the casting.

    I have one like this, and it's been running like that for about 9 years w/ no problems. I have an x-frame strapped, too (that's a different trick)... it's stronger than the original frame was.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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    • #3
      Re: 10 cell problem

      Call BowlEquip. He's got about 6 spare tables. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        Re: 10 cell problem

        Thanks, petey!!!!!! :p
        Why not buy a new casting? They're only $900+!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
        Seriously, you can get used table castings for between $250 and $450 if you look around. Try Stahl's. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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        • #5
          Re: 10 cell problem

          Bah...i aint buying a new table casting..already got one hehehee [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] Im just going to wait and see how it plays out for now. If the casting looks like its getting weaker then im gonna strap some barstock on there like G said. THanx for the input...

          deadwood
          Well thats just like your opinion man...

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          • #6
            Re: 10 cell problem

            That table casting could cost FIVE BUCKS and I would still be shoring the broken one up with iron... I had to change just ONE in 13 years... it will be the last one if I have anything to say about it.

            You ain't opened a can of worms so bad until you've torn down a table to rebild it... no thanx.
            <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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