(Topic ID: 257584)

Odd use of pinball parts you have used to fix something else

By cp1610

3 months ago

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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by too-many-pins
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    #1 3 months ago

    Over the years I find more then one use for pinball parts when fixing non pinball things like a coil sleeve on this Christmas light reel. Cut up old pop bumper skirts for various things. Will have to look around and get pictures of some of them.

    Looking to see what you all have come up with. Seeing we have all these pinball parts lying around.

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    #2 3 months ago

    I’m using 1” pin rubbers in our front gate latch mech I had to modify. Been there a couple years now, I bet that rubber is getting brittle.. probably time to rerubber

    #3 3 months ago

    I used some resistors to fix my deep freeze . I was also able to repair a tv with a capacitor I had on hand .

    #4 3 months ago

    Picked up an EGO chainsaw last summer to cut down a spruce tree and some dying junipers in the back yard.

    Took the day off and had the truck empty so all the work needed to get done that day.

    For whatever reason a C slip from the factory came off at the base of the bar where the chain wraps around.

    Fortunately the wheel pin that the chain wraps around is the exact same diameter as a clip from a shooter rod. So the F14 saved the day and is still missing a C clip to this day. The shooter tip is on there so well it still holds the rest of the shooter assembly together.

    #5 3 months ago

    I used flipper rubbers as internal bracing in a semi-hollow interior door.

    #6 3 months ago

    I made a cutaway engine model and used soft bumper skirt springs to replace the too stiff valve springs...

    #7 3 months ago

    Just sold my house,and the town's Use and occupancy inspector, made me put a screen on a window,that is never used.I made it out of an old picture frame. Check out the handles,I used old pinballs.
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    #8 3 months ago

    I've used old battery packs and color led bulbs to light up jack-o'-lanterns.

    #9 3 months ago

    There's a 3/4" rubber currently jammed in the skimmer cover of my hot tub, to keep it in place.

    #10 3 months ago

    Mirco switch in a microwave door a few years ago was just one example of pinball parts used in something else. We also fixed a dishwasher water value with parts from the pinball parts bins.

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