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    I was just wondering if anyone has come with a lasting way to repair a pit board with crack or hole in it. I have tried fiberglassing them and that does'nt seem to hold up very long.

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    I'm a firm believer that when the structural integrity of a pit board has been compromised.....time to change the board. I've seen every thing known to man rigged to the bottoms of those things, and most of them didn't make it two weeks without the headache coming right back. For my money, I'll change the board every time. Now I understand that some centers are "hardware poor" however, believe me....most times the boss is a little more apt to front the $$$ for new parts if he hears enough bitching from bowlers whose ball is stuck in front of the cushion, or whose lane is in a 180, because the pins haven't made it to the turret yet. You can take just about anything and rig it to the bottom of a pit board and cure the problem TEMPORARILY, but the only way to win the game is not to play....make the boss buy you a new one.

    .....believe me.....if you're a worthwhile employee, you have more influence over him than he does over you....

    good luck with whatever path you choose

    Mike
    "cursing at a pinsetter near you..."

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      Re: Pit Boards

      I have to agree with Mike here...I haven't found anything that will work for any length of time. What I have done as a temporary fix until I get one in is to install one of those rubber mats from Pin Movers. It will get you by for awhile, but it will still need to be replaced.

      Good luck...


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      Steve
      TSM & TSM Training Development
      Main Event Entertainment
      480-620-6758 for help or information

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        Any pit board that has a hole in it has done it's job and is ready for retirement! If you work for one of those people that feel "just patch it" take it out back and beat the heck out of it with a sledge hammer! You will deffinitally need a new one then!

        Ed

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          Re: Pit Boards

          I have to agree with all of the above. If you need to fix a pit board to get by for a day or a week, that is fine, but over the long haul it makes more sense to replace them.
          I took over a center about 1 1/2 years ago that has several patched pit boards, both wood and fiberglass. I am changing them one at a time because the patches or mickey mouse fixes they have on them will fail at the worst possible moment, they always do!!
          I believe in the fix right and maintain it theory of pinsetter maintenance. It is the cheapest way in the long run.

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