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(Topic ID: 150153)

How to pull pins out of a row of pins to work on them


By Joker2Wild

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by herg
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    #51 4 years ago

    I use the same ones as mustang paul from home depot then take the foam off and use pin footies from pinball life instead of the foam. Together thay are sturdy and slide real easy on my thick carpet that has a thick pad.
    Because of the plush carpet the pinfooties alone don't slide well enough for me and the plastic ones just bend and break on their own but together that are perfect.

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    #52 4 years ago

    I have been using the Marco EZglide leg levelers for years and highly recommend them on hard surfaces. Especially when your games are in a tight row with less then 1" between the heads like mine.

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    I also have a hydraulic lift table too from before but now all I use it for is to level and adjust the pitch on my games.

    #53 4 years ago

    This is how I do it

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    #54 4 years ago
    Quoted from jawjaw:

    Others work okay but don't like to stay completely on with nudging and moving.

    The ones I posted pictures of from Home Depot do. The game settles into the rubber and the plastic bottoms are nice and thick and won't cup on a loop carpet, deep pile I'm not to sure about.

    #55 4 years ago
    Quoted from RVH:

    I use the same ones as mustang paul from home depot then take the foam off and use pin footies from pinball life instead of the foam. Together thay are sturdy and slide real easy on my thick carpet that has a thick pad.
    Because of the plush carpet the pinfooties alone don't slide well enough for me and the plastic ones just bend and break on their own but together that are perfect.

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    Well that answered my question.

    #56 4 years ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    I get on all fours, crawl under any lift up slightly with my back, sliding the game straight out. The turtle method is great for you and chiropractor recommended

    The good ole turtle method. That's me.

    #57 4 years ago

    I have fake (laminate) hard wood floors, and I have rubber feet on the legs so they don't slide around. When I need to slide one out or move it, I just put a small piece of cardboard under each leg, but that method probably wouldn't work on carpet.

    #58 4 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    I have fake (laminate) hard wood floors, and I have rubber feet on the legs so they don't slide around. When I need to slide one out or move it, I just put a small piece of cardboard under each leg, but that method probably wouldn't work on carpet.

    I use a sheet of cardboard to slide entire games around on carpet and laminate floors (when the games are up on end). I imagine your method would work on carpet as well.

    #59 4 years ago

    I have a set for larger carpet slides that I use to move the games around, the smaller one I have on usually slide, but the big ones slide more easily and I feel like won't damage the carpet and pad as much as smaller ones.

    I considered a hydraulic lift, but I didn't feel like modifying a handle, and someone else told me they are prone to oil leaks in the hydraulics, which would damage the carpet signficantly.

    My two cents.

    #60 4 years ago

    I have these on all my pins on a shag carpet floor. I can grab them by the front and slide them out no problem.

    http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/LL25-EZG

    #61 4 years ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    I get on all fours, crawl under any lift up slightly with my back, sliding the game straight out. The turtle method is great for you and chiropractor recommended

    Ha ha, that sounds so funny how you worded that, but that's exactly what I do. It's faster than trying to use pinball scates when the pin is against the wall.

    #62 4 years ago

    Turtle method

    #63 4 years ago

    I use the turtle method when leveling a game.

    #64 4 years ago

    I was using the turtle method to level a game a couple days ago, and my 4 year old, in shock, asked "How did you do that?" I told him I just pushed up with my back a little. He said, "I can't reach. My arms are too short."

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