How can we change a coin-operated table to a drop pocket--easily?

Hi, I'm hoping a creative pool player can help me easily change my vintage Dynamo coin-operated pool table into a drop pocket table. We have paid to fix the interior chutes, but the balls continue to fall off the chutes and get 'lost' inside the pool table. I know of the inserts that can change a coin-operated pool table to a drop pocket. However, the inserts don't look like they would work on this pool table. The current pocket guides are original to the table and do not look like they will come out. If the inserts are not an option, do you know of a stop I could put in the pocket to stop balls at the pocket? This is a full slate, indestructible table, and we love it. I realize I could pay someone (again); however, we are in a remote area, and a pool table repair technician is very expensive due to their travel time. I'm hoping for a simple DIY solution. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Terry Aeschliman

Terry Aeschliman
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If you decide to eliminate the ball return mechanism and install pocket liners, I would very highly recommend the "Valley" brand as opposed to the generic brands available. Valley may cost a bit more, but fit and ease of installation is so much more of a precise fit and easily installed. Voice of experience here - twice!!!
Drink coasters, preferrably heavy cloth, in the bottom of each pocket makes pocketing sound so much better too
 

realkingcobra

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Hi, I'm hoping a creative pool player can help me easily change my vintage Dynamo coin-operated pool table into a drop pocket table. We have paid to fix the interior chutes, but the balls continue to fall off the chutes and get 'lost' inside the pool table. I know of the inserts that can change a coin-operated pool table to a drop pocket. However, the inserts don't look like they would work on this pool table. The current pocket guides are original to the table and do not look like they will come out. If the inserts are not an option, do you know of a stop I could put in the pocket to stop balls at the pocket? This is a full slate, indestructible table, and we love it. I realize I could pay someone (again); however, we are in a remote area, and a pool table repair technician is very expensive due to their travel time. I'm hoping for a simple DIY solution. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Hi, I'm hoping a creative pool player can help me easily change my vintage Dynamo coin-operated pool table into a drop pocket table. We have paid to fix the interior chutes, but the balls continue to fall off the chutes and get 'lost' inside the pool table. I know of the inserts that can change a coin-operated pool table to a drop pocket. However, the inserts don't look like they would work on this pool table. The current pocket guides are original to the table and do not look like they will come out. If the inserts are not an option, do you know of a stop I could put in the pocket to stop balls at the pocket? This is a full slate, indestructible table, and we love it. I realize I could pay someone (again); however, we are in a remote area, and a pool table repair technician is very expensive due to their travel time. I'm hoping for a simple DIY solution. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Not complicated if you're talking to the right person😉this is a Valley, no different than that Dynamo, with drop pockets.
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trob

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garczar

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Why? Can't you make a Valley play great? I can, and my videos show how to, so why replace what you already have, if it's a decent playing table?
Yo DID see the 'smiley' face thing right???????? Its called sarcasm. Its in the 'S' section of dictionary in case you're wondering. Again, ;).
 

realkingcobra

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Hi, I'm hoping a creative pool player can help me easily change my vintage Dynamo coin-operated pool table into a drop pocket table. We have paid to fix the interior chutes, but the balls continue to fall off the chutes and get 'lost' inside the pool table. I know of the inserts that can change a coin-operated pool table to a drop pocket. However, the inserts don't look like they would work on this pool table. The current pocket guides are original to the table and do not look like they will come out. If the inserts are not an option, do you know of a stop I could put in the pocket to stop balls at the pocket? This is a full slate, indestructible table, and we love it. I realize I could pay someone (again); however, we are in a remote area, and a pool table repair technician is very expensive due to their travel time. I'm hoping for a simple DIY solution. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Call me later this afternoon and I'll tell you what to do to that table, 702-927-5689
 
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