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    Question First ball lifter question.

    Now that I have a ball lifter do I still need a top ball hopper? Is there a way to return the balls to the machine from a payout without draining out of the bottom front and pouring them back in the top? Kind of seems to defeat the purpose of the ball lifter. Any input will be much appreciated. Thank for any help or suggestions.

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    I have a ball lifter on one of my modern machines. The ball lifter moves the "losing" balls from the reservoir in the bottom of my cabinet to the top tray of the machine. I have seen set ups where a tube or funnel has been set up in the front of the machine that will channel the balls paid out to the same lower reservoir so that those balls are also able to be lifted to the top however I did not set mine up that way. I will try to find some pictures of mine or take some new ones for you. Hope this made sense.
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    Default Re: First ball lifter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by philewhite View Post
    Now that I have a ball lifter do I still need a top ball hopper? Is there a way to return the balls to the machine from a payout without draining out of the bottom front and pouring them back in the top? Kind of seems to defeat the purpose of the ball lifter. Any input will be much appreciated. Thank for any help or suggestions.
    are you asking about how to return winning balls back to the lifter??
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    Pics would be much appreciated, thanks.

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    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Card Shark View Post
    I have a ball lifter on one of my modern machines. The ball lifter moves the "losing" balls from the reservoir in the bottom of my cabinet to the top tray of the machine. I have seen set ups where a tube or funnel has been set up in the front of the machine that will channel the balls paid out to the same lower reservoir so that those balls are also able to be lifted to the top however I did not set mine up that way. I will try to find some pictures of mine or take some new ones for you. Hope this made sense.
    Pics would be much appreciated, thanks.

    Sorry I left the quotes out before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    are you asking about how to return winning balls back to the lifter??
    Exactly.

    Sorry I left the quotes out before.

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    Default Re: First ball lifter question.

    I will be happy to post some pictures of mine, however I do not think it will answer your question. I will see if I can find the old thread that had the machines that funneled the winning balls into the lower reservoir to be carried to the top with the ball lifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Card Shark View Post
    I will be happy to post some pictures of mine, however I do not think it will answer your question. I will see if I can find the old thread that had the machines that funneled the winning balls into the lower reservoir to be carried to the top with the ball lifter.
    Thanks, I really did try searching on my own before bugging anybody about it but couldn't find anything.

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    Default Re: First ball lifter question.

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    two quick pics...

    to get the balls from the front to the back would be done with some PVC tubing or something like that
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    With a ball lifter if you just keep playing with your won balls they will eventually all end up back at the top ready to be payed out again..

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