(Topic ID: 136112)

Playfield Storage


By sensfreak

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by bstyles
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    #1 4 years ago

    I have a few spare playfields. The location is temp controlled and each playfield is in their own box. What is the best way to store them?

    #2 4 years ago

    I think totally vertically. This is so gravity is evenly distributed. Do not lean against a wall. I did that with a $100 pool cue years ago and of course it warped in about a year.

    #4 4 years ago

    A good friend once told me... It's fricken plywood, it warps, it twists, it bows, ect... it will do this laying perfectly flat, hanging upside down or rightside up, leaning against a wall. You can build a perfect fram and lay it flat with weight on top of it in a vacuum sealed bag and the middle will probably pick up once the weight is removed.

    Store them how you wish, when ready to use screw on the rails and the 60 plus pounds of hardware and put it in your game. Btw your pf will move in your game as well to a certain extent.

    #5 4 years ago

    The only real safe way to store is at my house. I mount to celing to maintane its shape and to keep from damage.
    So when should I be expecting them?

    #6 4 years ago

    My tip still holds true. Do not let gravity work against you .Instead, cancel it out by keeping board vertical. No horiz. or angled gravitational forces will work against you or amplify a potential warpage effect!

    #7 4 years ago

    Vertical you mean on it's edge standing straight up?

    #8 4 years ago

    Yes. Perfectly perpendicular, or 90 degrees, to the floor. Hanging on coat hangers is good too.

    #10 4 years ago

    As posted in the last tread:
    Playfields are basically pieces of furniture grade plywood. Hang them or lay them flat. Do not lean them for long periods of time. Above all keep them in a controlled atmosphere. with low relative humidity (your air conditioned home/shop), not your unheated garage. As long as they are not subjected to humidity/moisture they will be fine.

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    #11 4 years ago

    I'd listen to this guy. Looks like he knows what he is talking about.

    #12 4 years ago

    Playfields should be stored like record albums.... vertically.

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