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Old 04-08-2008, 03:10 PM
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ive read people's bowling balls cracking at the bridge, etc. if they have their bowling ball put away (semi-retired) and not using it. ive limited what im taking with me now so what should i do with the rest of the arsenal. i know to keep them out of extreme temperatures, but what else? i currently have them in microfiber see-saws and in my bowling ball tote bags in my living room
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:18 PM
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keep them away from any heat vents or AC vents, in the tote bags i think would be ok as long as they are not near any vents.
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Dont set them on concrete floors or near concrete walls either. Put them in plastic bags and then put them in the bags. That will keep the oil and resins from drying out in the ball. Be careful of basement floors , even if carpeted. Its still concrete underneath. I set mine on racks in plastic bags if they are gonna set for a while.
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Any reason why concrete is bad?
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Any reason why concrete is bad?
Thermal conductivity. Concrete has the ability to store and transfer heat very well
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:25 AM
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ive read people's bowling balls cracking at the bridge, etc.

Cracking at the bridge is generally (but not always) a product of the glue used to set the inserts, the thickness of the bridge and pitch/depth of the finger holes. Usually not from storage
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:15 AM
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Thermal conductivity. Concrete has the ability to store and transfer heat very well
Also cold. Never store anything breakable made of plastic or resin on bare or lightly covered concrete. Stampy also makes a fine point about wrapping the ball in a plastic of some kind.

Concrete floors also kill car batteries.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:21 PM
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Also cold. Never store anything breakable made of plastic or resin on bare or lightly covered concrete. Stampy also makes a fine point about wrapping the ball in a plastic of some kind.

Concrete floors also kill car batteries.
garbage bags would work then? or should i look elsewhere? i live in an apartment on the second floor so i should be somewhat ok
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:26 PM
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Also cold. Never store anything breakable made of plastic or resin on bare or lightly covered concrete. Stampy also makes a fine point about wrapping the ball in a plastic of some kind.

Concrete floors also kill car batteries.
I was just going to mention that, we go through one boat battery a year because my mom still doesnt believe us that the concrete kills it, so when we go to get it in the spring and try to start the motor we need a new one. Concrete will crack a bowling ball very easily.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:55 PM
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I was just going to mention that, we go through one boat battery a year because my mom still doesnt believe us that the concrete kills it, so when we go to get it in the spring and try to start the motor we need a new one. Concrete will crack a bowling ball very easily.

Yep...you should always store batteries on 2x4's instead of resting on the ground
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