(Topic ID: 149999)

Moving to New Orleans, Will my Pinballs survive the weather?


By DragonPin

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Hi I am Moving to New Orleans in March of this year and I am unsure of how well my Pinballs will do in that climate. I understand its very humid.
    Can anyone from that area with experience keeping games give me any advice, confirm or relieve my fears?

    Thank you!

    #2 3 years ago

    I live in houma which is about a hour south of N.O. Im not sure of long term damage but as long as they are kept in a climate controled enviroment they should be fine.

    #3 3 years ago

    Well, that humidity can wreak havoc on Lion Man's hair. You really don't want to see him on a bad hair day! Your Swords of Fury should probably stay with us in sunny So Cal

    Kidding aside, my family is in Florida and I've looked at some EMs out there, anything kept outside of a climate controlled environment for too much time was sure to have rust, moisture damage and quite often termites. I'm referring to something left in a garage, shed or (gasp!) carport. We're spoiled in SoCal, our "barn finds" aren't usually too bad. I do have one game that came from Florida-it took me waay too many hours to de-corrode the thing and get it to work right. After that I promised myself no more Florida projects. You know how hard it is to not check Craigslist when I'm out visiting the family!?!? Hopefully more NoLa folks will chime in and tell you how their games are doing and how to regulate the humidity. Good luck with your move!

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