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    The other night our A/C kept tripping (113 deg outside) and the concourse area got to about 95 deg, it got to about 105 deg in the back ...Here is my question...would the heat affect the machines that much to where your FPS went to he11? That night I was getting all kinds of stops (mostly pile ups) came in the next day and the A/C was working correctly again and all was back to normal [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] ...In my 21 years of wrenching I have never experienced anything like that, will the heat make the pinspotters run like ****?
    Lifes to short to stress on little things.

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    Re: Heat & FPS

    I've noticed the heat will swell the pin belly's, that would cause an increase in pile-ups on machines that are tight already at the pans.
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    • #3
      Re: Heat & FPS

      Yepper... definitely.

      We always had a ton of pin piles on those smeltering hot days. The hotter it was... the worse it was. I used to dread anything above 90... cuz I knew I was in for a long night. Thankfully though I live in Wisconsin, where we only get 1 or 2 of those a year. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        Re: Heat & FPS

        Absolutly..... plus, with your 90's, the plastic sweep arms may try to warp in the heat. not sure if it would make that much of a difference assembled, but I know it wrecks havoc on them in the box....

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        • #5
          Re: Heat & FPS

          Originally posted by Elwood Blues:
          Yepper... definitely.

          We always had a ton of pin piles on those smeltering hot days. The hotter it was... the worse it was. I used to dread anything above 90... cuz I knew I was in for a long night. Thankfully though I live in Wisconsin, where we only get 1 or 2 of those a year. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">anything over 90, and the milk comes out pre-curdled.... you dam cheese heads. Drink from bubblers.... carry groceries tot he care in a bahge............ dont know about you.

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          • #6
            Re: Heat &amp; FPS

            Don't forget...

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            • #7
              Re: Heat &amp; FPS

              I noticed more problems with heat's comapnion, humidity. "Dry" heat doesn't seem to do much in the way of causing lane problems, but I can definitely say that humidity does.

              Every time the humidity goes up, we get pinjams, mis-spots, sliders, and yo-yoing lifts... but if the humidity is low and it's just hot, things seem to run pretty much normally.
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              • #8
                Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                Thanks for the reply guys...I don't feel so bad now...GMan it was a little humid back here that night too.
                Lifes to short to stress on little things.

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                • #9
                  Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                  Humid kenny??? you arent leaving that 5 gallon pee bucket full back there again are ya? that will evaporate ya know!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                    Belive it or not, it does get a little humid down here, not much but a little...What makes it worse here though is the people who take care of the grounds will leave the water sprinklers on for two days straight wich in turn makes a small lake right outside my back door, then it gets really humid. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/burningmad.gif[/img]

                    As for the pee bucket...I leave that back here because it makes for a good air freshener. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                    Lifes to short to stress on little things.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                      We get this a bit too (in hot Melbourne summers when the A/C breaks down). Lots more pile ups and sometimes ball problems too.

                      I thought it might be caused by extra oil carry-down due to warmer lanes. The suggestion of the swelling pin bellies is a good thought. I think uprail covers may 'sweat' out oil too.

                      Andrew.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                        Heat and humidity, yessir

                        What floats on water....oil

                        High humidity can break down the bond between the lane and oil, down the lane it goes along with oil related problems, ball calls, orientation, stick cups.

                        I don't think beelies swell as much as oil is on the surface causing problems.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                          Tonight it was 28 degree's celcius down the back. Roasting hot, but very humid. Not a nice dry heat unfortunatly. In our building the air is constant, and goes nowhere as no A/C. Two small windows can be opened in the bar, but that does as much good as an ashtray on a motorbike!

                          When I am on, especially at the busy spells, I wipe down and use a small amount of oil on the pans and guide rails to help oriantation. We all also clean the carridge tubes and rollers regularly which helps dramatically reduce pile ups with a degreaser.
                          Off spots are our biggest fault/stop by around 70% of our total calls. Remember the machine is performing correctly as it is one of the machines 5 cycles it is built to perform! I do not count it in any FPS calculation that I may perform.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                            The heat does affect our calls some, we will get more than usual when hot. But like "G" said when it gets humid LOOK OUT. Pin piles all over. Machines that never pile up do, I've seen pins actually just stick in the pinwheel and go right over the O-pan entirely not to mention the bellies swelling (which I'm sure helps that problem moreso). 70's HATE humidity
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                            • #15
                              Re: Heat &amp; FPS

                              I can remember at least 2 times when I was called back to work when the A/C had failed and the machines went banana's. This was on both 70's &amp; 30's.

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