(Topic ID: 162222)

Pinball machines in hot garages?

By KornFreak28

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by patrickvc
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    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Backglasses will delaminate, and cabinets & playfields will start planking.
    They need to be stored at a fairly stable temperature and humidity or they will get ruined.

    Truth here. Do not do it.

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Oh man! What do I do now?
    How about buying a bunch of rotating fans to sort of dissipate the heat?

    No amount of fans will help. Heat is heat. Moving a room full of hot air does not cause the room to be cooler.

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    I wouldn't even consider storing a machine in a hot garage. During the summer, I keep my house at a cool 76 degrees. Raises my electric bill but keeps the humidity down.

    Mine is at 72, how do you survive?!

    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from Silverballer:

    If you have the coin I would follow Vid's suggestion and put a window unit in. Your pin will love it and you will too.

    If he has the money to buy another game without having room for it I would hope he has money for a window unit. My games are in my attached, finished garage. Because of code there is no AC vents into there. For now I have a 12k btw window unit. Will replace it with a split in a few years when I get tired of pissing with the window unit.

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    If you live in a humid environment, won't you also need some level of humidity control? I've seen rusty games...

    An AC unit removes humidity as well.

    #45 3 years ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Any of you experienced this first hand? Where your pins got damaged because of a hot garage? I just went in there and its probably around 80 degrees

    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    If its that bad on a pin then I won't do it

    You certainly seem like you are going to do it regardless of what people say. Many have told you not to do it, some with insane amounts of experience (vid) and yet you still are looking for personal anecdotes.

    #53 3 years ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Thanks vid!!! Thats what I wanted to know! About catching fire: Is that when you keep games inside a hot garage or it happens regardless of where you keep the pin? Thanks

    It happens when the bridge rectifier fails.

    #65 3 years ago
    Quoted from KornFreak28:

    Thats another concern! I have no idea...

    less than it would cost to fix the damage that you cause leaving it in a hot garage.

    #102 3 years ago
    Quoted from Razorbak86:

    If a window A/C unit isn't feasible, then a portable A/C unit like the one below might work. It can be vented through a window or a wall.
    amazon.com link »
    » YouTube video

    Those are pure junk. Never seen one that worked well.

    #113 3 years ago
    Quoted from bigd1979:

    Yea ive seen many that dont work well but i have a really nice one andbeen using it for 5 years and it works very well and has alot of features . Its great for when u have a odd window.

    I hear the ones that have an inlet that pulls air from outside work pretty well. I have yet to see one of those in person as most do not seem to have that.

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