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Pool table
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:55:03 PM »
Last week I looked at an older, or old, slate coin operated table fairly near to where I live. I was going to be within a mile of it so I made the arrangements to see it and left a deposit to hold it when it was as claimed, a fixer upper but overall solid. I almost walked away from my deposit when I found out a day or two later that these tables are moved whole, only the legs normally get removed, so about 700 pounds, minus 50 for the legs. Today we moved it to my house mostly by muscle and sweat to get it across a room, over a small deck and into a trailer. Tomorrow it has to be flipped 90 degrees with my brothers tractor and placed on a blocked up level " ramp " to get over a cement step and into the room it will live in. An awful lot of work, wish I had waited and bought a house table that comes apart. Mainly the price was right and my wife is happy because the room it is going in has been a catch all for a decade and I am having to clean, downsize and organize a pile of my stuff to make room for the table. She was trying to think of something else I could buy to get me to organize the other areas of our storage spaces.
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Re: Pool table
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 01:49:52 AM »
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Re: Pool table
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 09:40:51 PM »
All bar tables come apart, the top rail will come off with bolts or clamps, my roommate outa high school used to refurbish them for lots of local pool halls and taverns. The rail has to come off so you can remove the slate to put on new felt. Most coin op tables have 7/8" or sometimes thicker slate, that's what will kill a small horse  :D. We had a old old 9 footer that we bought at auction down in the Quad cities. When we removed the rail to carry the slate up the steps to our party room, we found 2 different spots on the frame that had dried blood all over it. If that table could talk... :o
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Re: Pool table
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 07:37:16 AM »
I did know that the slate will come out, I am going to re felt the slate and at least one bumper, but the slate is approximately 350 lbs, so the danger of damaging it when it is out of the table is high. I watched a video of a fellow refelting  one and he kept it on top of the rails at one end to do the work.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 08:15:44 PM »
My table is now in the house although it is still on its side..........and a bit wet. Started raining just as I was getting ready to put it in and the tarp wasn't as watertight as I thought. Oh well they say you can spill a beer on one and it won't hurt it so a bit of rain shouldn't. I built a temporary platform about 12 foot long by 30 inches wide, level out from the floor over the cement step and into the driveway. I then used the loader to flip the table almost onto its side on top of two heavy straps. Finished standing it up by hand, hooked on the straps and lifted it onto the platform. Flattened six steel pipes, substituted 1/2 inch PVC and pushed it into the house by myself. Still lots to do before I can play on it but I am way closer this evening, and very tired of moving cement blocks, 2X8s, blocking and of course pool tables.
Life is too short or my list is too long, not sure which. Dec 2014


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