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  • Never...NEVER...Let a manager run the lane machine

    Just a bit of humor this GOOD FRIDAY....Never let a manager run the lane machine. I allowed this to happen twice with disastrous consequences...The first time was before the first day of our late shift Monday league. We had a problem with a machine with a blown time delay...manager told me to fix it and he'd run the lanes. He gets the Phoneix S out, and starts doing the lanes. I get done, and he is halfway done, emptied recovery tank, and I get there to put it back the rest, clean up machine, and put it away. Well, practice starts, and I get a 180 call on 18. About the time I get to 18, I'm getting all kinds of 180 calls from 17 up to 32. I climb up on 18, and to my horror, see all kinds of slimy gray crap all over the pins...he forgets to secure the recovery tank hose, and the machine dumped the gunk all over the pindecks. Before I know it, lanes 17-32 are ALL stuck in a 180 stop. I have about 20 people here helping now...I have 5 wiping pins, 5 cleaning cc belts, and the rest wiping pin decks with towels. I get the Phoenix back out and run a backend strip to clean all the backends off. After about a half hour, we get back to bowling...needless to say, this was a FUN night. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

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    OK now for manager disaster, part II....I come in to work night shift, and find the manager again running lanes (day shift guy called off). The manager decides to run through some late open bowling going on. He gets to lane #18, running through some open play, and forgets to shut the lane off. Yep, you guessed it, before I could turn off the lane, the machine gets under the deck, tripping the time delay, and here we go!!!! The deck lowers, detects out of range, but the OOR adjustment was off, so the rake tries sweeping. We get the machine shut down, and the deck is sitting on top of the phoenix. Well, we take off the rake board, turn power on, and get the deck off the phoenix. I replace the rake board, and go up top to check things out. All I find (very luckily) is a broken crank rod, which I replaced with a collapsible rod (manager was asking why I preferred collapsible rods). I look over at the manager, who is standing in front of machine watching me and politely say "now you see why I prefer collapsible rods"....and this is why I say NEVER NEVER let a manager run the lane machine..... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] :p


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      Re: Never...NEVER...Let a manager run the lane machine

      I'm telling my mommy on you, you got me all a skeert.


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