Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Changing a carpet

Collapse

Adsense Classic 1

Collapse

TOTY

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Changing a carpet

    I am putting in my first Platinum AMF carpet.

    I had a broken pit supt. bracket on the ball door side.....that is why I had to change it.

    I have the bounce board in the carpet.

    When I put the carpet bounce board in the machine......I get it to the 7/10 line and give the assy. a good shove.

    Anyone else use this method?

  • #2
    Re: Changing a carpet

    I do and then I get to wrestle with it to get it out from under the mounting bracket. I saw in a stahls book a pit board hook. never tried it but it has to be easier. this was keeps the chiropractor in business.
    Good Luck

    curt

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Changing a carpet

      Giving it a shove was the way I was taught. Fighting the board under the support bracket sucks royally too. Definitely get a good workout on the back and knees. Trick: use Stahl's ugly white belts, then you won't have to change pits too much (hopefully).
      Indexer2

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Changing a carpet

        I dont understand what you mean.

        But it just so happens I have a lane that needs the carpet changed. Be a pal and (SHOW) me that method ! ! !
        Even a old dog can bury a bone

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Changing a carpet

          Originally posted by old-school-mechanic:
          I dont understand what you mean.

          But it just so happens I have a lane that needs the carpet changed. Be a pal and (SHOW) me that method ! ! !
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The bounce board is inside the carpet.

          I do this in front of the mask.

          I push the assy. across the pindeck.

          I get it to the end.

          Then I shove the whole assy. into the pit.......that way the whole assy. HOPEFULLY stays on top of the pit support brackets.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Changing a carpet

            lol

            King I know what you mean. Just wanted someone to change my carpet for me.

            I dont kick the bounce plate. I take out the kick-back. Plenty of room to stand &amp; lower the bounce plate on supt. bracket.
            Even a old dog can bury a bone

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Changing a carpet

              I too give it a shove, but I also grab the back to keep bounce board above the brackets. Changing a carpet is the only time a miss the 70s! Damn respot cells in the back!
              Gene Simmons for president!!!

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Changing a carpet

                The only way to pull a pit for me is to get on top of the bounce plate. Now I'm 6"2 and 210 so I'm not small. I pull the cushion out of the way and I can stand over the bounce plate and put it in and take it out the pin wheel. I don't like to go out the pindeck because it requires to much laying around and crawling around on the pindeck. Thats just to hard on the knees and back.
                They say that the **** rolls down hill but the smell always starts at the top.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Changing a carpet

                  I hear you on the part of being hard on the back and knees.
                  What I do insted of giving it a big shoove is I get the BB and carpet to the 7/10 line. From there I stradle it and put one foot in the pit area and the other on the pindeck. from there it's just a matter of lifting the BB and carpet into the pit on to the support brackets. That's just the way I was taught.
                  There is always more to life, but would someone tell me what it is!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Changing a carpet

                    Originally posted by lafarge:
                    The only way to pull a pit for me is to get on top of the bounce plate. Now I'm 6"2 and 210 so I'm not small. I pull the cushion out of the way and I can stand over the bounce plate and put it in and take it out the pin wheel. I don't like to go out the pindeck because it requires to much laying around and crawling around on the pindeck. Thats just to hard on the knees and back.
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I also take mine out through the pinwheel. Thats the easiest way for me.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Changing a carpet

                      That's my method too King.

                      I knew if I hung around this site long enough... eventually I'd have to agree with Jerry on something. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

                      I can die happy now... my work here is done. :p

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Changing a carpet

                        I pull mine through the pinwheel. One other place I work at has VERY little room behind the machines so instead of twisting and turning when I'm there they come out the front. I much prefer going through the pinwheel if at all possible
                        All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Changing a carpet

                          Yeah it does'nt take much to get the cushion out of the way. That for me is the best.
                          They say that the **** rolls down hill but the smell always starts at the top.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Changing a carpet

                            Yeah it does'nt take much to get the cushion out of the way. That for me is the best.
                            They say that the **** rolls down hill but the smell always starts at the top.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Changing a carpet

                              Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                              I knew if I listened to Jerry, I would be much better off.

                              I can die happy now... my work here is done. :p
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Fixed

                              Comment

                              Topic Starter RibbonScript

                              Collapse

                              Adsense Classic 2

                              Collapse
                              widgetinstance 666 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
                               

                              Ball Returns Shorted Out?

                              Ok, I just had one of my company's centers in Florida reach out for help with this issue, and I wasn't able to help them over our chat, so I'm hoping you guys can help shed some...
                               

                              Trip rocker arm

                              What causes the trip rocker arm to not line up with the trip rod? Carriage tubing is not bent and all eccentrics are brand new.
                              I understand I can bend the rocker arm a...
                               

                              Lower ball cushion board

                              Just wondering if this is the normal way that these boards go over time? Am i missing something?
                              Pit curtains are in "reasonable" condition if that means anything...
                               

                              Backend motor plug

                              What is the name of the power plug and socket on the back-end motor?

                              Some of ours are breaking from impacts from repeated pile-ups and need to be replaced....
                               

                              82/70 combi motors

                              Hi guys, got a few of these Lewus solid state start switches and wondering if we could make use of them on our combi motors. I've seen they aren't recommended for combi motors...
                               

                              Deck lowering hook cam follower lever

                              I have a machine that has broken the cam follower arm for the deck lowering hook on the 2 to 1 twice in a couple weeks. I've overnighted the part so i can change it tomorrow....
                              Working...
                              X