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Best way to increase pitch 1°?


By mof

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    I have a few areas of the garage that are sloped in a way that it's a challenge for me to get my games pitched correctly. I have the head on the down-slope side -- the garage door side. A few games sit at 5.0° when I'd rather have them at 6.0°+

    I typically put new leg levelers on my pins, and then I put "carpet slider" disks underneath them.
    I typically have the rear legs out "all the way", and the front legs in "all the way"
    Sometimes I put "two sliders" under the pin in the back side.

    The more I raise my game, the more "wobbly" it becomes.

    What's the best way to get a little more height in the back when on a slope?

    thanks,
    -mof

    #2 4 years ago

    i assume you mean an inch. cut a 2x4 just a little wider than the back leg spread . then lay out leg centers.take and hole saw a diameter just larger than leg levelers make a 1/2" deep hole for each back leg leveler and chisel out the 1/2" inch of wood this will give you your 1" and keep the game on the 2x4.

    #3 4 years ago
    Quoted from freddy:

    i assume you mean an inch.

    One degree.
    I suppose that would translate to roughly 1/4" - 1/2".
    -mof

    #4 4 years ago

    I just use longer rear legs.

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    #5 4 years ago

    Play better lol

    #6 4 years ago

    I also jack them up in the back with a board under the legs. You can put on longer levelers.
    Flash Gordon is even more challenging with boards in the back

    #7 4 years ago

    Longer levelers would definitely help out your situation mof.

    #8 4 years ago

    Do you take the leg leveler bolts off the front to get an extra 1/2 inch of travel?

    #9 4 years ago
    Quoted from exflexer:

    Do you take the leg leveler bolts off the front to get an extra 1/2 inch of travel?

    Good point, I'll check. I do for sure when I replace the levelers.
    -mof

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    #10 4 years ago

    Degree = °.
    Foot = '.

    I was very confused when I read the thread title. I second the board plan--if you put a lip on it they mostly don't fall off, either. Just buy a furniture-style plank that's like 1" thick by 6-8" wide and run it all the way across the wall for all your pins to sit on.

    #11 4 years ago
    Quoted from Excalabur:

    Degree = °.
    Foot = '.
    I was very confused when I read the thread title. I second the board plan--if you put a lip on it they mostly don't fall off, either. Just buy a furniture-style plank that's like 1" thick by 6-8" wide and run it all the way across the wall for all your pins to sit on.

    I don't have the keyboard skills to make the "°"
    -mof

    #12 4 years ago

    Ok, now I do -- (option-shift-8).
    -mof

    #13 4 years ago

    Adjust your house's foundation.

    #14 4 years ago
    Quoted from Shoot_Again:

    I also jack them up in the back with a board under the legs. You can put on longer levelers.
    Flash Gordon is even more challenging with boards in the back

    Who sells longer leg levelers?

    What's the advantage of inserting two legs into the same board?

    -mof

    #15 4 years ago

    You could try a 3/8"rod coupler with a bolt thru from top of leg to lock the coupler.

    #16 4 years ago

    Still I would go with longer legs. 31" instead of 28-1/2”. Makes your games feel more stable.

    #17 4 years ago

    ^^
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    #18 4 years ago

    I can see what you mean mof, with the couple thousandths clearance of leg threads and nuts, the higher they go the more wiggle they're going to allow. some of that can maybe be eliminated with locknuts screwed onto the leg levellers before they go into the legs. adjust height then run the locknuts up and tighten.. oughtta firm them up a bunch, even on top of 1-2 furniture glides.

    #19 4 years ago

    I use the shelves out of an old shelving unit I used to have. They ended up being perfectly sized for a pinball machines back legs. And locknuts on the levelers to take out instability.

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