How to Use Table Shuffleboard Climatic Adjusters
An essential feature of our shuffleboards is the climatic adjusters! Most people don’t know, but these tools help to ensure that the board is in the proper, concave shape. So, How to Use Table Shuffleboard Climatic Adjusters? Let’s discuss this in this blog post!
PLEASE NOTE that our shuffleboard tables and climatic adjusters are different from other boards and require special tuning to ensure the table is the proper shape and is not damaged. DO NOT use any guide other than the one provided below when adjusting the shuffleboard climatic adjusters on your Venture shuffleboard.
What are shuffleboard climatic adjusters
The location of your shuffleboard table has variations in the amount of humidity and temperature it is exposed to due to the changing seasons. Due to these variations, shuffleboard climatic adjusters that your board maintains proper shape. These adjusters are located on the underside of the table.
Why are these adjusting units needed for your Shuffleboard top?
Practically all matter shrinks when exposed to cold or expands when exposed to heat. Examples of finished products subject to these changes are bridges, cement highways, railroad rails, etc. Wood is also subject to these changes, plus changes of humidity in the air that occur during the seasons of the year. Examples: Sticky doors, drawers, windows, etc.
Shuffleboard Tops are not excluded from this natural reaction. Scientific construction at the factory (such as is employed at Black River Shuffleboards) and constant weight by the user are essential factors in significantly minimizing such reactions. However, some small degree of reaction may still take place. This can be enough to temporarily throw the top “off” to the player’s or owner’s dissatisfaction.
Vast sums and great effort have been expended by both privacy concerns and government agencies to overcome the tendency of wood to shrink or swell. Still, with little success to date … Black River Shuffleboards has not solved the problem chemically, but at least has mechanically solved the problem utilizing shuffleboard table climatic adjusters.
Above the diagram view of one pair of Black River shuffleboard table climatic adjusters in rest position. A full set consists of four or more pairs of Climatic Adjusters, depending on the length of the Board.
Black River Shuffleboards climatic Adjusters are not recommended for correction of (1) wavy surface (unless top is also resurfaced in usual manner) ; (2) Tops constructed of poorly machined or improperly seasoned lumber; (3) Tops having open glue lines between laminations; and (4) Tops having less standard Black River Shuffleboards thickness.
Check Top every week or two (if necessary) with Straight Edge and adjust the “pressure” nut slightly, as required.
Although Black River Shuffleboard Table Climatic Adjusters are fastened to Shuffleboard permanently, they can be unbolted and re-installed on a new shuffleboard at any time.
How Climatic Adjusters remove humps and hollows – Pro Models
Pressure is applied by turning nut A or B. Said pressure is distributed as indicated by arrow, resulting in the uniform straightening of the Shuffleboard Top at the area above and adjacent to each pair of climatic Adjusters.
The Convex (hump) condition shown above (exaggerated for purpose of illustration) may be corrected as follows:
FIRST: Loosen Nut B completely.
SECOND: Tighten Nut A a turn or two, slowly. Do the same to each other pair of Adjusters in rotation, for a gradual and uniform effect.
THIRD: Repeat process a few times, as necessary, until the playing surface is true with Straight Edge .
… AND THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT!
The Concave (hollow) condition shown above (exaggerated) may be corrected as follows:
FIRST: Loosen Nut A completely.
SECOND: Tighten Nut B a turn or two, slowly. Do the same to each other pair of adjusters in rotation, for gradual and uniform effect.
THIRD: Repeat process a few times, as necessary, until the surface is true with Straight Edge .
… AND THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT!
How shuffleboard climatic adjusters remove humps and hollows – Sport Models
Our Sport models are slightly different from our Pro models and that goes for our shuffleboard table climatic adjusters as well. Below are instructions on how to level the Sport models using the climatic adjusters.
Concave Playing Surface
To create a concave surface, loosen Nut B and tighten Nut A on Bolts 1 & 3
Loosen Nut A and tighten Nut B on Bolt 2
Convex Playing Surface
To create a convex surface, loosen Nut A and tighten Nut B on Bolts 1 & 3
Loosen Nut B and tighten Nut A on Bolt 2
Why climatic Adjusters make a difficult job easy
Climatic Adjuster’s most crucial invention utilizes the lever principle to convert lateral forces into equalized “push-pull” vertical forces, on the shuffleboard playing field. Thus, ample power is gently exerted to flex or bend the top in shape and keep it there!
Shuffleboard Table Climatic Adjusters are perfectly engineered in every detail of design and will not interfere with normal expansion and contraction of the playing field. They are a great boon to shuffleboard owners because they enable anyone to level up the playing field accurately – in a few – minutes using only a wrench. This means practically no expense, no pleasure lost through having a shuffleboard out of play, while guaranteeing a better, truer game at all times. The money saved through elimination of frequent and expensive resurfacing more than justifies the reasonable cost of Climatic Adjusters. No longer need you stand helplessly by while your shuffleboard playing field reacts to the whims of the season – to the humidity of the spring and summer, to the dry heat of the fall and winter. A quick, easy and inexpensive cure can be had with.
Climatic Adjusters. They are real “weather” insurance!