I’ll be getting my first pinball machine soon, it’ll be going on thick carpet/ underlay. What’s the best thing to use on the feet? A lot of Americans seem to suggest Teflon sliders but doesn’t that make it move too much when you nudge?
I’m the wife! Lol. I’m not massively precious about the carpet, I know it’s going to get imprints, I’d rather not stretch it on nudging though. Tbh I was thinking more about the machine and play and whether a little movement on a nudge would be less impact for it and make nudging easier, but I also don’t want it ending up 2 foot from where I started!"What’s the best thing to use on the feet?"
Warm slippers for the win!
Seriously though I would usually recommend rubber boots for harder surfaces but I'm not so sure these would be OK for carpet? No matter which way you go, the weight of a pinball machine is 100% going to leave some serious imprints in the carpet that the wife is going to be less than pleased about.
With regards to the nudging, if you loosen the bolts on the legs slightly you can get a bit of movement out of the cabinet. It makes nudging easier and the feet won't move as much.
Absolutely DO NOT do this under any circumstances.With regards to the nudging, if you loosen the bolts on the legs slightly you can get a bit of movement out of the cabinet. It makes nudging easier and the feet won't move as much.
Absolutely DO NOT do this under any circumstances.
Speaking with my manufacturers hat on, and the one who signs the (VERY large) cheque for our worldwide public liability insurance, I can say that most people would not believe the extreme detail we have to provide our insurer about exactly what information is supplied to the end user to GUARANTEE that they won't ever even contemplate doing things such as "leave the leg bolts loose" - OMG, my insurance broker would have a seizure if she knew people even thought about doing this.
This comment however, is a good reminder for me to add some things to our installation instructions so thanks for mentioning it - I would never have guessed that anyone would deliberately do this.
They're not loose at all. Just tightened then a small turn left so they're not extremely tight.
I thought over tightening would be bad on the cab?
I'm still a novice really, so i appreciate knowing it's something I shouldn't have done. Although I was told the trick by other people so thought it was common.