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« on: November 16, 2003, 02:46:18 pm »
Cabinet Width - 29.5"

Back Door - 30+"

Hallway Door - 30+"

Other Hallway Door - 30+"

Front Door - 30+"

Basement (Shop) Door - 27.5"

%$&^@#!!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2003, 02:52:56 pm »
Take the door off? If that doesn't work you can try taking the door trim ( surround ) off, but that's a bit of a bigger job.
Surprising how often this comes up actually.

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2003, 03:17:11 pm »
Time to move!!!  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2003, 03:19:49 pm »

  Wow, that's bad.   :-\

  Maybe sell it on ebay and make a new one, or possibly try to fenagle it elsewhere in your house?  =)

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2003, 03:26:50 pm »
I'm sorry about your roadblock, however your post made me spit my coffee out laughing. The TV sitcom, video game obsessed husband brings home yet another cabinet, tries to sneak it into the basement while his wife is out shopping, can't fit it through the door, pulls out the tape measure, measures it, stomps and swears, lightbulb goes off over his head, cut to scene of giant holes in the wall made in a hasty attempt to get it in there before the wife gets home, husband turns around covered in debrit, standing face to face with wife, who appears near a nervous breakdown, head 4 seconds from exploding, cut to commercial.

Classic. :)
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2003, 03:27:45 pm »
Take the door off? If that doesn't work you can try taking the door trim ( surround ) off, but that's a bit of a bigger job.
Surprising how often this comes up actually.

Basement door frame is attached to brick foundation walls with lag screws and liquid nails.  No go.  By the way, did I mention...%$&^@#!!!

I will be working outside the back door...arrg.  If only I was single I do this in the living room.... :P
« Last Edit: November 16, 2003, 03:28:40 pm by 1hookedspacecadet »

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2003, 03:33:40 pm »
I'm sorry about your roadblock, however your post made me spit my coffee out laughing. The TV sitcom, video game obsessed husband brings home yet another cabinet, tries to sneak it into the basement while his wife is out shopping, can't fit it through the door, pulls out the tape measure, measures it, stomps and swears, lightbulb goes off over his head, cut to scene of giant holes in the wall made in a hasty attempt to get it in there before the wife gets home, husband turns around covered in debrit, standing face to face with wife, who appears near a nervous breakdown, head 4 seconds from exploding, cut to commercial.

Classic. :)

Now that made me laugh!  Pretty close to the truth, although I was trying to get it into the basement really to mask the fact that I just bought a new belt sander to use on the cab.   :P

Reminds me of the "Malcom in the Middle" episode where Hal is supposed to change a lightbulb before the wife gets back.  Every thing he tries to do seems to lead to another tangent.  Tries to reach the bulb, needs a ladder, ladder is padlocked to the wall, needs bolt cutters, tries to go to the store for bolt cutters, car wont start, and so on.  When she comes home I think he has his transmission out on the floor...

I probably have the sequence all wrong but you get the idea...

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2003, 03:50:28 pm »
Never saw that episode, but exactly what I had in mind. lol
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2003, 03:52:41 pm »
Dont feel bad.

I did the exact same thing.

The cab now resides in our living room, due to a big compromise by my wife!

Good luck!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2003, 04:28:13 pm »
Pretty close to the truth, although I was trying to get it into the basement really to mask the fact that I just bought a new belt sander to use on the cab.   :P

Well why didn't you say this to begin with?  Start sanding and let us know when you shave off the two inches...  

Actually, it could be worse.  Imagine if your door was really 29 inches.  You WOULD be tempted to sand off the 1/2 inch with your new belt sander.  Now that would be one for the archives!
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2003, 07:04:07 pm »
I just had the exact same problem here, I was only about half an inch too wide to go down to the basement so a friend of mine dissassebled the cabinet and used a table saw to cut off half an inch from each side of all the centre pieces, then reassemble the cab, you can barely tell!

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2003, 10:21:46 pm »
$0.02

Why not Disassymble it and re-assymble it in your basement? ::)

Probably Wont Work But its my $0.02 :-\

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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2003, 02:18:04 am »
Easy one:

1) Cut hole in floor
2) Lower cabinet down hole very carefully
3) Cover giant hole with rug
4) Don't tell anyone



If step 4 fails - add a firemans pole down to the basement.   ;D
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2003, 02:36:59 am »
Is this a handbuilt cabinet? The reason I am asking is because most real cabinets are built to be able to slide in a 27" doorway (either one way or the other).
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2003, 07:36:05 am »
Is this a handbuilt cabinet? The reason I am asking is because most real cabinets are built to be able to slide in a 27" doorway (either one way or the other).

See my www. Super off road cabinet.  Very wide, 27" monitor.

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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2003, 07:54:44 am »
Ah, one of those beasts.

I know how you feel though, I spent the better part of yesterday trying to figure out how to get a widebody pinball through a narrow door.

The final solution ended up being to detach the head completely and kind of stand it up rotated 90 degrees and to push the machine through like a sled.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2003, 10:43:09 am »
Nothing is built to fit through a 27" door.  In fact, I think code says that any exterior entry doors should be 36".  The only times I see a door smaller than 27" is when it is a closet or pantry or something.  I think most furniture designers make their furniture so that it can fit through a 30" door.

So, hooked, what are you gonna do?  You can't leave it outside.  It's gonna get cold out there.


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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2003, 11:12:18 am »
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2003, 11:21:29 am »
Pretty close to the truth, although I was trying to get it into the basement really to mask the fact that I just bought a new belt sander to use on the cab.   :P

Well why didn't you say this to begin with?  Start sanding and let us know when you shave off the two inches...  

Actually, it could be worse.  Imagine if your door was really 29 inches.  You WOULD be tempted to sand off the 1/2 inch with your new belt sander.  Now that would be one for the archives!


Out of curiosity, after doing some sanding over the weekend, I measured the outside width.  Was 29.5" now 29.25"  :P

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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2003, 11:33:30 am »
Ok qbert.  Are you in an apartment or a house?  What I am getting at is there any other doors around that you could use?

Edit, reread, I take it you want it in the badement.  And ther eis only one way in the basement.  I guess it isn't going in the basement:)

Out of curiosity, are you going to mame it?  is it a working game? Selling?  How much? PM me.


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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2003, 08:01:42 pm »
Ok qbert.  Are you in an apartment or a house?  What I am getting at is there any other doors around that you could use?

Edit, reread, I take it you want it in the badement.  And ther eis only one way in the basement.  I guess it isn't going in the basement:)

Out of curiosity, are you going to mame it?  is it a working game? Selling?  How much? PM me.


What's the cabinet dimensions?  WxHxL


Ok guys I am all set.  I wanted it in the basement to do the sanding etc.  No need anymore as I put casters on it and can get it out to the front porch in a jiffy when I am working on it.  After that back inside it goes.  When it is finished it will be upstairs so the basement is a moot point anyway.  It is going to be rented soon so it will not be available.

That all said, yes it is my MAME, see the www at: http://home.earthlink.net/~rotoquad/

Once I get most of the work done on the cab it will go to a friend's cabinet shop so I can use his spray booth and fabricate the cp. I will post some new pics in the next few days showing the progress on my site.

Thanks for all the comments, funny stuff.

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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2003, 09:25:09 pm »
That all said, yes it is my MAME, see the www at: http://home.earthlink.net/~rotoquad/
I can't follow the design of your site.  I am not finding the answers to my questions.  That's why I posted them here.

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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2003, 12:10:29 am »
That all said, yes it is my MAME, see the www at: http://home.earthlink.net/~rotoquad/
I can't follow the design of your site.  I am not finding the answers to my questions.  That's why I posted them here.

Sorry if it is a bit clunky.  Threw it up quickly, but will be revising it soon.

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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2003, 12:12:32 am »
That all said, yes it is my MAME, see the www at: http://home.earthlink.net/~rotoquad/
I can't follow the design of your site.  I am not finding the answers to my questions.  That's why I posted them here.

This thread should help explain it, I just added my first ever Illustrator attempt.

http://www.arcadecontrols.org/yabbse/index.php?board=10;action=display;threadid=12686

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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2003, 02:38:29 am »
What about the selling? price?  pm me with that info.