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ras314
11-20-2003, 01:14 PM
Is there such a thing? Would it help? Be a lot cheaper than countinously heating a whole building.

Fred Agnir
11-20-2003, 02:39 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ras314:</font><hr> Is there such a thing? Would it help? Be a lot cheaper than countinously heating a whole building. <hr /></blockquote>You mean a removable cover? I'm thinking that heating the slate helps to evaporate any moisture in the cloth. That is, it steams it off, so to speak. I'd think a heated cover wouldn't really allow the "steam" to escape.

Fred

ras314
11-20-2003, 02:51 PM
Removable cover. Don't like the idea of the table being subjected to repeated warm/cold cycles.

Hear that some billiard tables use heated slates. Thought that was just to keep the cloth from getting "damp" and slowing down. Not much concerned with that, air here is usually too dry.

SPetty
11-20-2003, 04:41 PM
You mean something like a lightweight electric blanket? They come in several sizes to fit any table... /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

ras314
11-20-2003, 04:58 PM
Yep. Make a good dust cover too. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

bigdawg
11-22-2003, 10:50 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ras314:</font><hr> Yep. Make a good dust cover too. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Not a good idea, go get 3 water bed heaters, they are a foot square pad in plastic, find some industrial duct tape and tape 3 of them to each of the 3 slates, plug them in and you have a heated slate and the table will now play fast. If the tape wont hold them on the slates under the table you will need to fashion some device in wood to attach under the pads and hold them in contact with the slate. It takes hours to heat a slate so turn it on in the morning when you want to play later in the day. Don't leave it on at night, it can be a fire hazzard so beware.