(Topic ID: 121023)

How close can you put a pool table to your pinball machines?


By pninja005

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    What is the minimum distance you need between a pool table and your pinball machines line up (front side)? Do the cues go over the pinball? Can you still make all the shots?

    I am thinking of going from 14 pins to 5 and add a pool table.

    Thx!

    #2 4 years ago

    Im pretty close dont have an issue

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    #3 4 years ago

    The stick is generally above the glass and havent been an issue

    #4 4 years ago

    Just make sure you can still get the glass off the machine. I measured the length of the glass and added a foot or two to give me some room when I spec'd out my room.

    #5 4 years ago

    Yup i have to move my CBW to the side to get the glass out it comes out so close too within 2 inches

    #6 4 years ago

    Nice looking table.

    #7 4 years ago

    As long as you can pull out the glass.

    #8 4 years ago

    Ideally, the length of a cue stick plus the thickness of a [human] body.

    #9 4 years ago

    This close....

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    #10 4 years ago

    A lot of shots you have the cue practically level, and a pin is higher than a pool table. Don't count on setting it up where you shoot over the pin, and being happy about it.

    #11 4 years ago

    So want to dump the poll table and add tons more pins. Damn parties , everybody still plays pool.

    #12 4 years ago
    Quoted from lockednlit:

    Im pretty close dont have an issue

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    If the height was different you probably would but most shots your cue has an upward tilt. You have a good set up .

    #13 4 years ago

    One word of caution, I have heard stories of flying pool balls and errant cues taking out backglasses. Just keep that in mind when developing your layout and spacing.

    It likely won't be an issue depending on the era of your games, but accidents do happen especially if kids are around or you start trying trick shots with or without a few beers flowing.

    #14 4 years ago
    Quoted from Hwawonyu:

    So want to dump the poll table and add tons more pins. Damn parties , everybody still plays pool.

    I did this. Honestly best thing I ever did.

    #15 4 years ago

    I have mine so that glass will come out with only a few inches to spare. There are a few pool shots that are cramped. Deal with it, pool players!

    #16 4 years ago
    Quoted from TallGuy:

    One word of caution, I have heard stories of flying pool balls and errant cues taking out backglasses. Just keep that in mind when developing your layout and spacing.
    It likely won't be an issue depending on the era of your games, but accidents do happen especially if kids are around or you start trying trick shots with or without a few beers flowing.

    Right, especially on the side you break on.

    Quoted from Pauz21:If the height was different you probably would but most shots your cue has an upward tilt. You have a good set up .

    The height is different, and the amount of times the pin will interfere with a shot will be MANY. Diminishes a pool game considerably.

    #17 4 years ago

    5ft is what I've got and even the tallest person who's played, has no issue on his back swing. Plenty of room to spare, you could probably even do 4ft. My only concern is me, since I'm terrible at pool and often hop balls off the table, but even then I've missed by several feet.

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    #18 4 years ago

    A pool table should have at least 5ft space from anything on every side. And that's just for home casual pool table use. Pro players need a 9ft cushion on every side... They're a picky bunch...

    #19 4 years ago

    Looks like in best case I will have 3.6ft if I put a 8ft table

    Yet if my calculations are right I will be able to remove the glass from the pins in this space

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    #20 3 years ago

    A practical answer is a Trouble shooter cue: http://www.ozonebilliards.com/trshcue3617.html

    They are available in different lengths. I have had a 48" one for over a year and I think it's actually come in to play for that trouble shot one time in the last year. Until I got the trouble shooter, we just had a friendly agreement to move the cue ball to make room. Never been an issue.

    Good luck
    Joel

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