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    This forum has been a little dead lately, so I thought I'd post a rig that one of the proprietors at a center we work at made up a couple nights ago to get through leagues.

    The carpet was riding over the front roller flange on the non-balldoor side. He couldn't get it to stay centered on the front roller so he took a pinhook and stuck it beside the edge of the carpet through the back of the machine and pryed the edge of the carpet toward the center and then held it in place with a spring so it was putting constant pressure on the carpet towards the center. It worked!! It worked through that night and through the next night. In fact, it is probably still working because he doesn't have a spare carpet. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] The small centers we work at are kind of financially challenged so they don't always have enough money to keep all the spare parts that they need on hand.
    Just thought I'd share that with you.

    Louie
    Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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    Re: Another Rig To Get By

    Just take a razor knife to the carpet and cut the offending extra carpet off.

    Jerry

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    • #3
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      Yes, but I think he would have had to cut off 4-5 inches because this carpet is in bad shape. I don't know how well it would have worked if it was that short? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] First of all, pins would be stuck on the section where there was no carpet. Since the carpet was riding away from the ball door, the 4 or 5 inches without the carpet would have been next to the ball door. This would cause pins to get stuck there and keep the ball from going in the hole. The paddle couldn't push them out because there is no carpet there to take them away. I have, however, taken a razor blade and cut about an inch off of the carpet when there is an unraveling edge and it is getting wrapped around the rollers causing the carpet to stop. But I don't know if it would work on a carpet in this bad of shape.

      JMO

      Louie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
      Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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      • #4
        Re: Another Rig To Get By

        Sorry...thought the carpet was too wide.

        Just nursed a V premium carpet for 2 weeks with a big hunk cut out of it on the ball door side.....

        Jerry

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        • #5
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          I'm sure yall know of those springs that you put behind a front roller bearing to help center a carpet dont you? I've had those help me out of a situation just like your's until I get a good one in. They dont work all the time but at least better than half I'd guess.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Louie:
            The small centers we work at are kind of financially challenged so they don't always have enough money to keep all the spare parts that they need on hand.
            Just thought I'd share that with you.

            Louie
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I used to switch two carpets from the odd to the even lane and VV, to get the bad side to the opposit of the ball-lift.
            What I also did ; cut the two good halfs of two bad carpets and sew them together(some of them did run another two years).
            But I stopped with this...

            Martin
            So it goes.

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            • #7
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              Louie[/qb][/QUOTE]I used to switch two carpets from the odd to the even lane and VV, to get the bad side to the opposit of the ball-lift.
              What I also did ; cut the two good halfs of two bad carpets and sew them together(some of them did run another two years).
              But I stopped with this...

              Martin[/QB][/QUOTE]

              Mike Stalker &amp; G-Man would call that "welding a carpet" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

              Jerry

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                Louie
                <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I used to switch two carpets from the odd to the even lane and VV, to get the bad side to the opposit of the ball-lift.
                What I also did ; cut the two good halfs of two bad carpets and sew them together(some of them did run another two years).
                But I stopped with this...

                Martin[/QB][/QUOTE]

                Mike Stalker &amp; G-Man would call that "welding a carpet" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                Jerry[/QB][/QUOTE]

                Amusing, but no... G-Man would refer to that as a "Huge Waste Of Freakin Time"... A big belt lacer might work, though... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                I refuse to babysit a carpet unless absolutely necessary to get through a league/tourney... Simple things like a fray I'll trim and run, but if it acts up any more, it gets replaced.

                We re-use the old carpets for 'junk collectors' anyway... They're exactly as wide and long as the back end... You slide 'em under the machines all the way to the back of the lanebed. When you want to clean under the machines, you just pull 'em out, sweep them off, and put 'em back. No digging under the machine with a pushbroom... It's nice for when you drop a part or tool under there, too... just pull out the carpet and retreive it.

                We have them at the workbenches and lane machine areas, too. Keeps the floors nice and clean (no grease, lane conditioner, or whatever else to soak in... the carpet catches it)

                In the summer I throw them in the back of my pickup, take them to the carwash &amp; spray some Castrol Super-Clean on them to break up all the oil/grease/etc.. that they soaked up, hose 'em off, and lay them out in the back parking lot and let the sun dry them off.

                Sounds kind of silly, but the back floor stays a lot cleaner, and it makes it easier to keep it that way.
                <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                • #9
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                  Amusing, but no... G-Man would refer to that as a "Huge Waste Of Freakin Time"... A big belt lacer might work, though... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                  [/QB]
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">This rig was done on a friday afternoon without having a new or good spare carpet.
                  We did cut the belt from front to back ofcours and drilled holes and connected them with shoe laces. It did run very well for two years but we took it out because we had to renew the shoe laces every other month, it was a nice experiment though.
                  About a big beltlacer ; This wont work on a carpet that has been cut from front to back(or VV [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] ) but two years ago we did get an emergency carpet from our distributor to test it. It did have a big belt lacing from left to right. Installing this belt took longer than an original one and it fall apart within two days.

                  Oh, King, one of the reasons I'm on Bowltech is to learn something concerning bowling or help someone the other reason is to learn the english language better...., if I make mistakes, feel free to correct me, then I will learn, don't make a fool of me, I try to write without mistakes(if my lack for english gave me that feeling..my excuses!).

                  Martin
                  So it goes.

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                  • #10
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                    <font color="#0000FF" size="+1">Shoe Laces!</font> Haaahhhh! That's one o' the best ones I've heard yet... I didn't think you were serious about it. If there's a "rig" trophy, I think you just qualified for it. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                    • #11
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                      <div align="center">Sorry... I felt like playing around with Photoshop... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                      <font color="#3333FF" face="Arial" size="+1">We Are Proud To Present:</font>

                      <table width="50%" bgcolor="#000000"><tr><td><div align="center"> </div></td></tr></table></div>
                      <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                      • #12
                        Re: Another Rig To Get By

                        Hmmm, do I have to feel myself honoured with this?
                        I don't trust you guys anymore!
                        Nice picture for my toilet though!

                        Martin

                        PS I didn't use my own shoe laces, the rental shoes did fine [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] , this rig survived a busy weekend(and longer) and made some money.
                        So it goes.

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                        • #13
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                          i've patched 2" rips in edges of carpets with shoelaces heaps of times opposite ball exit side. will last for years if done right.
                          cobow [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                          Si Senor, Derdago, Forte Lorez inaro.
                          Demainte Lorez, Demis Trux,
                          Foolacous Andens Andux.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by cobow:
                            i've patched 2" rips in edges of carpets with shoelaces heaps of times opposite ball exit side. will last for years if done right.
                            cobow [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thank you cobow,
                            I was getting the feeling that I was the only fool around here..

                            Martin

                            Don't mind my pronounciationnsfdgte?
                            So it goes.

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