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    I work in a 40 lane center that in the summer time we have high humidity (Kansas). I know the bellies of the pins swell way up. Is there any thing we can do as a center to keep our calls down this summer. We have worked really hard at bringing our calls down this past fall/spring. I do not want to have a big hay day come summer time. Any help or advice to help keep distributor/pile up calls DOWN?

    Schu-
    Kris Schumacher
    316 461 5598
    schu300@gmail.com

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    Re: Humidity tips?

    You can grind down the tips of the cleat slightly. This will stop the pins from sticking in the wheel. I had many pile ups when it rained on certain machines. This solved the problem. Now I just have to get the roof to stop leaking.

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    • #3
      Re: Humidity tips?

      High humidity shouldnt cause a great deal of probs with the pins cuz according to the pin care manual you should store your pins in a relatively high humidity room in crates above trays of water.
      When you say high humidity what do you mean as the book we have says you should store them in 70-75% relative humidity. Out of curiosity do you wash your pins after you do a pin change? We now do wash ours and our pile-ups went down a lot. AFter all its actually healthy for the pins to get moisture into them when they are being rested.
      AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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      • #4
        Re: Humidity tips?

        Originally posted by ffejbowl:
        You can grind down the tips of the cleat slightly. This will stop the pins from sticking in the wheel. I had many pile ups when it rained on certain machines. This solved the problem. Now I just have to get the roof to stop leaking.
        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">WHAT?????????????????????

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by 82/70 king:
          </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by ffejbowl:
          You can grind down the tips of the cleat slightly. This will stop the pins from sticking in the wheel. I had many pile ups when it rained on certain machines. This solved the problem. Now I just have to get the roof to stop leaking.
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">WHAT?????????????????????</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeh , Lost me too !

          If it was posted on 1st April , Perhaps it would make more sense ? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

          What / Where is a cleat ?

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          • #6
            Re: Humidity tips?

            The cleat is the thingy in the pinwheel that holds the pins as they fall into the pinwheel.
            There are 7 of them in the wheel.

            Pete
            [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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            • #7
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              Those pinwheel cleats are expensive.....DO NOT GRIND THEM!!!!!!!!!

              JK

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by ffejbowl:
                - snip - I had many pile ups when it rained on certain machines. - snip -
                <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">BWWAAAAAAA-ha - ha - ha!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] I understand :p

                This is an instance where punctuation comes into play. I'm glad I paid attention in school.

                C'mon, just bustin' y'a$$, as GMan once said...

                It should have read...

                "I had many pile ups, when it rained, on certain machines."

                :p mmmm -'k, now?

                Doug

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                • #9
                  Re: Humidity tips?

                  Hey Doug the punctuation may just possibly be correct if its true he needs the roof leaks fixed LOL maybe the roof IS actually raining on certain machines??????
                  AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Humidity tips?

                    Originally posted by poplarpetey:
                    The cleat is the thingy in the pinwheel that holds the pins as they fall into the pinwheel.
                    There are 7 of them in the wheel.

                    Pete
                    [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You mean these thingies(LH &amp; RH !!!!!)
                    [img]http://pic2.****************/VOL26/934456/1718790/23196996.jpg[/img]
                    So it goes.

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                    • #11
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                      Lampie - yes. And make sure you put them on backwards. That had the center Schu and me used to work at hornschwaggled for a while.

                      Seriously, Adjust kidney out (toward center of wheel) as far as it will go without dumping pins now, and adjust distributor ass-end down. This should not be done by removing the spacer. Rather, it can be accomplished by:
                      1. Adding spacers to front bolt of distributor post.
                      2. Ovaling out/drilling new holes in mounts where distributor post bolts to pinwheel guard.
                      The oval adds adjustabliity to your pinwheel for seasonal changes in humidity.

                      In the middle of all the cornfields, I'm sure you realize a big difference when the irrugation kicks in!

                      It also makes a big difference when pins are clean, but I really DISLIKE people who get the wood in the pins wet.
                      My justification is my backyard fence. It is all gray and rotten where the sprinklers hit it. It is fine where the sprinklers miss it. The sprinklers are just water, but whatever you're washing your pins in probably has detergent in it so it REALLY dries and rots the wood in your pins quick!
                      And imagine, centers where people soak the wood make pins last 2 years tops.
                      Centers where they don't clean pins or clean them without getting the wood wet will often be on their 4th or 5th season with the same pins.
                      I've been at plenty, I know this to be true.
                      Red.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Humidity tips?

                        Red, YOU THE DUCK!!! (movie: Space Jam)

                        I like the idea about putting spacers in the front bolt of the dist mount. If I think (which really hurts) it makes sense. Thanks for the advice, in fact your the only one who seems to give me advice.

                        The cleat thingys are NOT made to be grinded down, any idiot knows that!
                        Kris Schumacher
                        316 461 5598
                        schu300@gmail.com

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