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Important safety tip!


By bkaelin

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Just wanted to remind everyone, don't place your beer on the playfield while you are working. You might accidentally lean over the side of the game and inadvertently press the flipper button, launching the glass and sending a shower of beer and glass everywhere. It's not a fun clean up job, especially after having just completed a tear down and cleaning. You're welcome.

    #2 2 years ago

    Pics?

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    #5 2 years ago

    Even if it's a PBR and well,.. a PBR?

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    #8 2 years ago

    Bet you got fined a few credits when that happened....

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    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from Thrillhouse:

    What brand o' beer?

    A nice PNW Imperial IPA

    #10 2 years ago

    I noticed a lot of craft beers are starting to come out in cans. Always preferred bottles, but the last pickup was in cans.

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    #11 2 years ago

    This shouldn't even be an issue because no one works on their games with the power on, right..?

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from GamesGuy5280:

    Even if it's a PBR and well,.. a PBR?

    PBR in a glass? Whoa Diamond Jim Brady over here!

    #13 2 years ago

    Just buy some cheap cup holders on Amazon and bolt them to the leg. Place your beer in the cup holder and it's always stored below playfield level.

    Just cut the hook part off and drill one hole, then thread the top leg bolt through. You can also thread the bottom bolt through the plastic if you want, which doesn't require any other drilling or modification, it threads right through the slits in the plastic.

    Works great and have never had an issue. A cheaper option than the pingulp cup holder if you have a lot of games to buy for.

    amazon.com link »

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    #14 2 years ago

    You guys still drink beer?

    I thought all the hipsters switched to liquor.

    #15 2 years ago

    Um, hello, these are readily available!

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    #16 2 years ago

    Plus you can hang a tote bag off the cup holder

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    Just buy some cheap cup holders on Amazon and bolt them to the leg. Place your beer in the cup holder and it's always stored below playfield level.
    Just cut the hook part off and drill one hole, then thread the top leg bolt through. You can also thread the bottom bolt through the plastic if you want, which doesn't require any other drilling or modification, it threads right through the slits in the plastic.
    Works great and have never had an issue. A cheaper option than the pingulp cup holder if you have a lot of games to buy for.
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    I do this, but the Dollar Store (or similar) has them much cheaper than Amazon. Plus, when you run your leg into one, no bruising! They will break if you really smack them (usually moving games) but you can get the replacement ready and installed in no time.

    Don C.

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from Don_C:

    I do this, but the Dollar Store (or similar) has them much cheaper than Amazon.

    Hmmm, dollar store you say? Good advice, I am looking to get a few more, plus my dad's games could use them. I will have to check out my local store to see if they carry anything like that.

    #19 2 years ago

    Dollar Store, Dollar General, all the cheapies. But it is hit and miss. When I find them, I buy a bunch.

    Don

    #20 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    Just buy some cheap cup holders on Amazon and bolt them to the leg. Place your beer in the cup holder and it's always stored below playfield level.

    Just cut the hook part off and drill one hole, then thread the top leg bolt through. You can also thread the bottom bolt through the plastic if you want, which doesn't require any other drilling or modification, it threads right through the slits in the plastic.

    Works great and have never had an issue. A cheaper option than the pingulp cup holder if you have a lot of games to buy for

    Hell, that looks like it was designed to fit in the playfield slot on the lockdown bar!

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from ArcadiusMaximus:

    This shouldn't even be an issue because no one works on their games with the power on, right..?

    For some problems, you simply have to work with the power on, actually most of them. Its not possible to take electrical measurements when the power is off !

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from ArcadiusMaximus:

    This shouldn't even be an issue because no one works on their games with the power on, right..?

    Clearly that's the only issue present in the OP.

    If there's enough liquid that it requires a container, I don't let it near the pins unless it's in a spray bottle. Even then, I don't put it anywhere it could possibly drip on anything important. I have tables and shelves for beer.

    I do appreciate the OPs candor, though, that's quite an amusing mental picture! I mean, since it happened to someone else.

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from bkaelin:

    You might accidentally lean over the side of the game and inadvertently press the flipper button, launching the glass and sending a shower of beer and glass everywhere.

    Viral video waiting to happen

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Um, hello, these are readily available!
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    Yes, I have an entire room of those....on every machine except this one.

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pin_Guy:

    Viral video waiting to happen

    I wish, but I was too focused on getting it cleaned up before it did some real damage.

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