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Bolting to the floor

By FamDocKevin

8 months ago


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    #1 8 months ago

    I have seen variations of the phrase "I love it so much I am bolting it to the floor." I'm a bit of a newbie to pinball, so I have to ask...do people really do this, and if so, why??

    #2 8 months ago
    Quoted from FamDocKevin:

    .do people really do this

    No.

    It means the game is never leaving their collection.

    LTG : )

    #3 8 months ago
    Quoted from FamDocKevin:

    I have seen variations of the phrase "I love it so much I am bolting it to the floor." I'm a bit of a newbie to pinball, so I have to ask...do people really do this, and if so, why??

    I'm fairly sure this is just a figure of speech; I think what most people mean by that is that "I love this game so much it is never leaving my collection (as if it were) bolted to the floor"

    Edit: darn it Lloyd!

    #4 8 months ago

    It's a phrase of endearment... just like, "i'd kill for that!" Doesn't actually mean you would commit murder for something

    #5 8 months ago

    Wait…. None of you physically bolt your games to the floor? Huh. I guess I didnt need to drill holes in my floor then. At least nobody can steal my games now.

    #6 8 months ago
    Quoted from SpyroFTW:

    Wait…. None of you physically bolt your games to the floor? Huh. I guess I didnt need to drill holes in my floor then. At least nobody can steal my games now.

    Sure they can.... just slide that Harbor Freight cart underneath it and remove all four legs! They'd need 4 new legs, buy hey... they have the pin!

    #7 8 months ago

    The best tool to use is a pistol=looking thing that drives threaded studs with a 22 shell charge.
    The worst repercussion to bolting them down is when you fall into them they don't slide or move and your head goes through the back glass.
    I only have one bolted down but wish I would have measured twice before the commitment.

    #8 8 months ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    The best tool to use is a pistol=looking thing that drives threaded studs with a 22 shell charge.

    .27 caliber

    LTG : )

    #9 8 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    .27 caliber
    LTG : )

    It's really the best smelling way to attach anything to concrete or steel. I love my Ramset Cobra+.

    #10 8 months ago

    Sorry, but thanks for a good laugh. You’ll cringe at this post down the road if you hopefully stay with the hobby. Wonder if anyone has really anchored a keeper to the floor - probably.

    #11 8 months ago

    This only works if you live on a boat.

    #12 8 months ago
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    #13 8 months ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    This only works if you live on a boat.

    You beat me to it!
    Houseboat!
    Hahaha!
    Great question.
    This is the right place, there are no dumb questions.

    #14 8 months ago
    Quoted from NC_Pin:

    It's a phrase of endearment... just like, "i'd kill for that!" Doesn't actually mean you would commit murder for something

    Speak for yourself! My lawyer has had a hell of a time with my case. It’s been difficult to make the jury understand... that Apple pie my grandma made was so damn good, I went out and assaulted 2 people, killing one of them.
    Worth it!

    #15 8 months ago

    Some people say things like "I'm going to be buried in this one" in reference to their machine never leaving.
    I'm still wait for one of you fuckers to die and see pictures of you being lowered into the ground in an Addams Family cabinet.

    #16 8 months ago

    I bolt them to the ceiling, Australia style. My BK2K isn't leaving, neither is my Australian Kelpie.

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