(Topic ID: 82762)

Where should the level bubble be?


By Ed_in_Texas

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    Barring personal preference, on a WPC95 game (MM, SS, MB, etc), what is the factory recommended setting level? Where should the bubble be?
    Thanks,
    Ed

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    #2 6 years ago

    I don't use the bubble... Try this if you have an iPhone and in most cases 6.5 degrees is a good starting point.
    https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pinguy/id782973821

    #3 6 years ago

    It tells you in the manual.

    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

    Barring personal preference, on a WPC95 game (MM, SS, MB, etc), what is the factory recommended setting level? Where should the bubble be?

    The first line is at 6 degrees, and each line after that is another .5 degrees. The second line is thicker than the others, because it indicates the recommended 6.5 degree pitch. In your photo, the bubble is right around the 7.5 degree mark.

    Here's an excerpt from the TZ manual:

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    #5 6 years ago
    Quoted from bjoechamp:

    It tells you in the manual.

    Meh... That requires me to dig out the manual.
    Asking the good folks on Pinside is so much easier

    #6 6 years ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    The first line is at 6 degrees, and each line after that is another .5 degrees. The second line is thicker than the others, because it indicates the recommended 6.5 degree pitch. In your photo, the bubble is right around the 7.5 degree mark.

    Here's an excerpt from the TZ manual:

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    Perfect. Thank you!

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    #7 6 years ago
    Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

    Meh... That requires me to dig out the manual.
    Asking the good folks on Pinside is so much easier

    When I tried to rely on memory in levelling my game (instead of figuring out where I'd boxed up the manual when I moved) I used the wrong end of the bubble. TZ is pretty brutal when its set to 11.5 degrees, as it turns out!

    #8 6 years ago
    Quoted from neurokinetik:

    TZ is pretty brutal when its set to 11.5 degrees, as it turns out!

    Hahaha ya think?

    My JB says the same, 6.5 degrees. I have my WW set at 7.5, one must wonder if that's why the upper ramp is so dang hard to hit...

    #9 6 years ago

    I love the line, "We DO NOT recommend a pitch of less than 6 degrees as this could lead to longer ball time and adverse earnings"

    #10 6 years ago
    Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

    Meh... That requires me to dig out the manual.

    That seems to be the typical MO here lately. Who needs parts numbers when I can just ask everyone online?

    Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

    Asking the good folks on Pinside is so much easier

    My advice would be to ignore the factory bubble. They're often not correct. Like a wood frame house, the cabinets settle over time. Instead, go down to Sears and get their digital torpedo level. It's reasonably priced (~$30) and lets you quickly adjust pitch and level to within one tenth of a degree. Pitch should be adjusted with the level between the flippers. Once you set the pitch using the digital level, you can adjust your factory bubble to read correctly.

    I see you own 11 games. With that many games, you really should have a good digital level. Not an app you have to calibrate, a real digital level.

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    #11 6 years ago
    Quoted from phishrace:

    With that many games, you really should have a good digital level. Not an app you have to calibrate, a real digital level.

    I agree. The apps suck. Got a digital level after I moved into the new house. The basement has a slope so leveling games is a real pain in the ass. Digital level is great. Before that I used the wedge method with a normal torpedo level.

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