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    I found these for $1.99 at target today and fit perfectly. I saw someone posted something from Walmart but I couldn't find that post anymore. I like this better because of the lids

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    Forgot to add that they stack perfectly without lids

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    Cool!

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    Nice!!

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    great find for our US members

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    Now I'm thinking of building a simple lifter with a plastic tube that has a small motor on bottom powering a belt with fins that lifts one per fin to the top and drops off. Think of a treadmill.

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    I am absolutely terrible with drawing on my phone with my finger. This is the basic idea

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    post pictures if it works, I've been looking for ideas for a while, every time I think of buying a lifter, I get a new machine instead
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    You really only need one lifter for all machines. Make them all drain in a single bucket and lift to a single one up top. I was thinking suspended paintball hoppers into the top bucket of each machine so it only fills up as it's emptied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinusData View Post
    You really only need one lifter for all machines. .
    i wonder if even one silver lifter can keep up with a modern machine during a fever?? can a member that has a silver lifter answer this..

    if fed an unlimited supply of balls can one silver lifter keep up with a modern machine during a full fever round??? if so, could it feed two machines both hitting a fever??
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    After I hit a big fever on my GitS:SAC I added a fan to keep the lifter motor cool. Haven't had any issues but it did get really hot before I added the fan. The top tank is small so I have less than 1,000 balls in the machine and cabinet. I'm thinking of redoing my design to add a reserve on top to double the number of balls. I can always mount the counter to that. (FYI in the front the balls fall through a hole in the tray and are channeled into the lifter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    i wonder if even one silver lifter can keep up with a modern machine during a fever?? can a member that has a silver lifter answer this..

    if fed an unlimited supply of balls can one silver lifter keep up with a modern machine during a full fever round??? if so, could it feed two machines both hitting a fever??
    No, I don't think it can keep up with even one, as I think the average game is kicking out 15-30 balls a second whereas the lifter only moves 9 per second. However, all games stock wins, even most vintage, so the lifter will eventually catch up. Since we're not playing in a parlor atmosphere where it's possible for multiple games to be winning at the same time, the lag time of a slow lifter isn't an issue. I have seen a webpage in Japan where a guy uses 2 lifters in parallel which would solve this somewhat.

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    Nice boat. Oops sorry, that's something else.

    Nice trays those.. Lifter ay. Full speed to the worm gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compirate View Post
    No, I don't think it can keep up with even one, as I think the average game is kicking out 15-30 balls a second whereas the lifter only moves 9 per second. However, all games stock wins, even most vintage, so the lifter will eventually catch up. Since we're not playing in a parlor atmosphere where it's possible for multiple games to be winning at the same time, the lag time of a slow lifter isn't an issue. I have seen a webpage in Japan where a guy uses 2 lifters in parallel which would solve this somewhat.

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    This was awesome, but looks like to much work, and cost would be close to $500 for wood and supplys
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    Aside from the wood, he has access to all the cheap stuff in Japan. I've got most of that ball handling stuff, but shipping to here is the killer.

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    I wondered how he managed to get a silver lifter to lift that high, Then I saw he didn't. He is using 2 sets of 2 with a step in the middle.
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    Sorry to bring up a old topic That home parlour looks pretty decent save that link for future reference wonder how long it took to make


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    Quote Originally Posted by MinusData View Post
    You really only need one lifter for all machines. Make them all drain in a single bucket and lift to a single one up top. I was thinking suspended paintball hoppers into the top bucket of each machine so it only fills up as it's emptied.
    could it feed two machines both hitting a fever??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdrh View Post
    could it feed two machines both hitting a fever??
    probably not.. but if you had enough balls in storage at the top it would catch back up..

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