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    Is there anything wrong with using shag carpeting on the shaker board instead of something from Quality or Murray. My former Head Mech used shag and we had no problems. The new guy uses these things and we have all sorts of pin moving problems.
    "I like you. You shall die a painless death when I take over the world." Stewie Griffin

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    the problem with using these store bought carpets is that the pile is not as tight as with the bruns. carpet and they tend to get matted down in a hurry not to mention in the impact area you get alot of holes because with the thin pile it cant absorb the ball impact and it's been my experience that it will also shorten the life of your pit boards as well if you dont want to pay o.e.m.
    prices then check out scripps northstar they've got a carpet they claim as good as bruns. and alot cheaper.
    hope this helps,
    brunsmechanic
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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    • #3
      Re: Shag Carpet

      hey kid, you from kansas city mo?

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      • #4
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        Problem that I see with shag would be that it has a lot more places for dirt and small metal slivers to hide out, and you'd have some ball contact with the carpet backing because the weave is not as tight.

        Pin transport problems usually come from not cleaning carpets often enough. Best way is to have one or two spare boards and rotate them out for cleaning. An oily, dirty, matted carpet won't move pins well, a clean one, the pins will fight each other trying to get in the wheel first.

        We clean ours twice a year once in september right after re-surfacing, and once in may. If I had a room with a floor drain, I'd swap them out mid-season, but in NY, you can't exactly use a pressure washer outside in the middle of winter:

        Kevin

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        • #5
          Re: Shag Carpet

          jayhawk,

          I'm From Kansas City. You know Russ Coll?

          I mean the really dense, thick carpet. Sorry about the mix up.
          "I like you. You shall die a painless death when I take over the world." Stewie Griffin

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          • #6
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            I used shag carpeting at the old center i was at and it was great.I used the short nap carpet not the thick pile carpet,my carpet covers stuck great to these short nap carpets and don't mash down badly.Had to use that carpet since owner did not want to spend $$ on original styles.Up to this day those short nap style carpets are just super! Been in those machines for 2+years now,NO problems.,just glue them down good.Probably could use a Berber carpet if you wanted,the pile is just as short as the originals and it's a tight nap.Just check to see if the carpet covers stick to them first.It only cost me about $25.00for a remnent carpet and i got enough to do 3 pit boards.Backing material is important too,you may want to lay glue on it,let it dry, THEN re-glue it so first gluing grabs onto backing real good.,do that and with the right carpet you should have no troubles for a LONG time.(used to install carpeting a long time ago). [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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            • #7
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              yeah i know russ, he helped me learn on the gs 98. do you work out at pro bowl with him or somthing? if you talk to him again tell hiim to give me a call sometime or come out to park and hangout for a little while, ive been tryin to get ahold of him and see whats new. askem if he knows curtis

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              • #8
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                Not to mention that the shag would fray and get caught up in everything (always nice to have a grove on the ball wheel guide roller from carpet fraying) but the backing on most store purchased carpet doesn't hold up. I have tried both and think the carpets made for the industry hold the glue better and don't have a tendency to separate from the binding. When we purchased the center shampooer we added the upholstery kit and it does a great job of extracting and leaves the carpet with little moister and if you shampoo them with the upholstery kit you don't have to remove them from the machine.

                Drill
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                David Bolt
                Champaign, IL
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                • #9
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                  i buy the cheapest carpets scripps sell and they are holding up great so far ,some are 3 years old.

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                  • #10
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                    I have tried shag,the green turf and just about everything else you can think of and always ended up going back to the original type carpets.Murry has them as well as brunswick ,quality and scripps.The other types alway seem ok at first but down the road you almost always have problems of some sort.

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                    • #11
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                      hey dave i tried that green indoor outdoor stuff myself that was a big freakin mistake , wouldn't you agree! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Shag Carpet

                        yes,green turf=big mistake

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