3 years ago#1
1q2w3e
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I am thinking if getting a pool table and putting it in our double garage - I have no other rooms in the house big enough. The garage is brick built and very weather-proof, but is not heated.

Will there be problems with this? I am particularly thinking of low temperatures in the winter possibly affecting the cushion rebounds.

Does anyone have experience of this?

Also, any recommendations on where to get a proper table at a good price? I'm thinking of a reconditioned pub table, and am not interested in anything less robust. I've seen deals for around £450 plus £75 delivery.

Is a 7 foot table what you normally get in pubs, or are they 6 ft?

Finally, anything in particular I should watch out for?

Thanks in advance

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3 years ago#2
JiggerLova
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For a small investment, around a $1,000.00. Why not put a A/C unit with a heat pump in it. Some thing like the hotels use. You'll be covered for winter as well as the heat and humidity for summer. Grainger carries

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3 years ago#3
swj54
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I have one in my garage and humidity is the only problem. In the winter place one or two 100 watt lights under the table to provide some heat. You might also use an iron set on high and iron the cloth before each use to dry out the dampness.

William Lee

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3 years ago#4
Bluenose
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H'm....THAT sounds a bit dangerous for the cloth.

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3 years ago#5
prasath
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No more dangerous than it is to iron your clothes, Nat. Done it for years .... no problems.

William Lee

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3 years ago#6
Nucommers
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I don't think bakewell said where he lives, but if it's International Falls, MN, I've heard the winters up there are a little different than those in Corpus Christi!

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3 years ago#7
Adultblogg
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I think a good rule of thumb is that if you have to store your snow blower next to your pool table you may be in the wrong climate<BG>

PatH....who has 2 snow blowers in his garage and no pool table

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3 years ago#8
ciprianoo
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Much drier in Int'l Falls in Feb.

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3 years ago#9
ironballs
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To help with the moisture, attach a Waterbed Heater under the slate. (IMPORTANT ! - if you use the waterbed heater, remember to keep the temperature setting on low or it may heat the rubber on the rails too much and destroy them.)

Mike Janis

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3 years ago#10
JastinKey
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Waterbed heater? Well then, make sure you get the scented candle, Karma Sutra oil, and the Barry White CD too.

Lou Figueroa fondly remembering some 80's waterbeds

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3 years ago#11
johnm
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It's been discussed here before. Many people iron their cloth. If there's a worry, I'd think that beeswax joints may be an issue. The biggest issue I've had was staining the bottom of the iron green. Scotch brite quickly cleans it up.

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1 year ago#12
paul
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ive had my table in my dubble garage with no problem to table need room for 2d cor i have to corvettes will sell for deal valley pool table and 13 cue sticks my name is paul <phone>

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