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Official 2019 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread


By LesManley

6 months ago



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    #751 3 months ago

    Surprise additional gifts from my SS!
    You rock! What a treat!

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    #752 3 months ago

    Mine arrived!

    Many thanks!

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    #753 3 months ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    Mine arrived!
    Many thanks![quoted image]

    Nice! That looks awesome!

    #754 3 months ago

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    On to the 5th and final package: “Coca-Cola and pinball? There’s art for that, too!” -Pinside Santa

    The quote above was the description for my last gift from this Santa. In my living room I have a pool table, a few slot machines and a whole lot of Coca-Cola and Budweiser stuff. They work well with each other because they carry the same red and white color scheme. For my last gift, my Santa found something that I did not even know existed: a metal Coca-Cola Pinball machine sign. I am not sure if Bally ever actually made a full size Coke pinball machine or not, Pinsiders feel free to chime in if you have any info, but it was a very cool sign. It fits in perfectly in my living room with my other Coke stuff.

    Thank you for the extremely well thought out awesome gifts. They all already have their own places in my home and I can’t wait to start the overhaul on my TAF.

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    #755 3 months ago

    Happy addendum: Secret Santa saved my air conditioning! (Sorta)

    My wife called me at work and said the A/C wasn't working (in FL, and it's warm this week), so I came home to troubleshoot.

    Thermostat and air handler appeared to be operating nominally, but the outside unit wasn't running. Pulling its electrical access panel, here's what I found... take a close look at the white power wire on the bottom:

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    I needed a spade connector so I could trim this wire and hook up to one of the spade terminals. Went through my supplies in the garage, but only had some for thin gage wire.

    Then I remembered my Pinside Secret Santa had included a kit with various solderless connectors -- voila! Spade connector of the correct size!

    Trimmed the wire & crimped on the connector, and now our A/C is back up and running!

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    I plan to still replace that overall contactor component but this will at least keep us running in the meantime.

    Thanks for saving the day, Santa!

    #756 3 months ago
    Quoted from SkyKing2301:

    I plan to still replace that overall contactor component but this will at least keep us running in the meantime.
    Thanks for saving the day, Santa!

    Wow that's awesome that you could stay cool, I would plan on replacing that very very soon. You don't want to risk starting a fire, definitely got toasty!!

    #757 3 months ago
    Quoted from acitti:

    Wow that's awesome that you could stay cool, I would plan on replacing that very very soon. You don't want to risk starting a fire, definitely got toasty!!

    Yep got the part in hand today; R&R is on this weekend's to-do list.

    #758 3 months ago
    Quoted from SkyKing2301:

    Happy addendum: Secret Santa saved my air conditioning! (Sorta)
    My wife called me at work and said the A/C wasn't working (in FL, and it's warm this week), so I came home to troubleshoot.
    Thermostat and air handler appeared to be operating nominally, but the outside unit wasn't running. Pulling its electrical access panel, here's what I found... take a close look at the white power wire on the bottom.
    <snip>Thanks for saving the day, Santa!

    nice job. funny that florida is experiencing 90 degree days this week and 1,100 miles north we're expected to hit a high of 6 degrees tomorrow and 6" of snow

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    #759 3 months ago

    One more bump. I was showing the blueprint I got from the exchange to my dad tonight because he's a mechanical engineer. He goes "hey this was done on your birthday". Just thought it was fitting that it was 2/23! Obviously unintentional but cool none the less! I would have just turned 5.

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    #760 79 days ago

    I finally got around to getting the custom made sign from Secret Santa printed on canvas and hung. Looks great! Thanks again SS.

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    #761 79 days ago

    After the recent freak out...I'm getting everyone toilet paper and hand sanitizer next year, lol

    #762 79 days ago
    Quoted from action76:

    I finally got around to getting the custom made sign from Secret Santa printed on canvas and hung. Looks great! Thanks again SS.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Looks gReat.

    #763 79 days ago

    And after having a painter at my place for the last 6 weeks (whole house) I finally got to hang the signs my SS had made.

    dee-bow

    Thanks Santa!!

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    #764 79 days ago

    they look great.. and I STILL feel like a donkah for not seeing your original post! A roadshow hey!! Is that temporary or moving over when u get your MMr?!

    #765 79 days ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    After the recent freak out...I'm getting everyone toilet paper and hand sanitizer next year, lol

    I predict we will see a lot of that this year!

    #766 79 days ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    they look great.. and I STILL feel like a donkah for not seeing your original post! A roadshow hey!! Is that temporary or moving over when u get your MMr?!

    Hey dee-bow no worries man!!

    Road Show stays. Right now it's my gf's go-to machine. STTNG can be so brutal with the outlanes. The depth of JP intimidates her - she knows she'll never get to the end.

    I can fit 4 games on that wall by squeezing them together and 1 on the opposing wall. I added Dr Who last night. MMr in the next few weeks hopefully...

    I suggested rotating games in/out and the response from my gf was: "No. Nothing leaves. More is better." Yes... She's definitely a keeper!!

    I know I can fit 10 machines in my home theater room if I turf the screen and projector.. It's a definite possibility! We honestly never use it anyway.

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    #767 78 days ago

    Definitely a keeper!!

    #768 78 days ago
    Quoted from MrMikeman:

    Hey dee-bow no worries man!!
    Road Show stays. Right now it's my gf's go-to machine. STTNG can be so brutal with the outlanes. The depth of JP intimidates her - she knows she'll never get to the end.
    I can fit 4 games on that wall by squeezing them together and 1 on the opposing wall. I added Dr Who last night. MMr in the next few weeks hopefully...
    I suggested rotating games in/out and the response from my gf was: "No. Nothing leaves. More is better." Yes... She's definitely a keeper!!
    I know I can fit 10 machines in my home theater room if I turf the screen and projector.. It's a definite possibility! We honestly never use it anyway.
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    You can only fit 4 games in that room?!

    Hold my beer...

    #769 78 days ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    You can only fit 4 games in that room?!
    Hold my beer...

    5 while keep the seating area. More than that I will just use the main family room. Fits 10 easy with no crowding or stepping on each others toes..

    #770 78 days ago
    Quoted from MrMikeman:

    5 while keep the seating area. More than that I will just use the main family room. Fits 10 easy with no crowding or stepping on each others toes..

    Seating area?! You have much to learn

    #771 78 days ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    Seating area?! You have much to learn

    Nah. I looks wider than it is (fisheye lens). Notice how STTNG looks as wide as a Hercules compared to RS?

    I could fit one sideways along the wall where the sofa is but not worth the effort for just 1 more. Plus it gets really hot in that room with no air circulation.

    #772 75 days ago
    Quoted from MrMikeman:

    Nah. I looks wider than it is (fisheye lens). Notice how STTNG looks as wide as a Hercules compared to RS?
    I could fit one sideways along the wall where the sofa is but not worth the effort for just 1 more. Plus it gets really hot in that room with no air circulation.

    Everyone's always asking "which vehicles can carry a pin?" Hercules is the pin that can almost carry a vehicle

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    #773 68 days ago

    Got one of my SS gifts up today. Thanks again SS.

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