Re: Shimming a Clock for Even Beat? ...


I called the clock shop that's closer to me, and he said that he would
do the adjustment for "about $10.00."

So I think I'm going to take it there and let him do it. It will save
me gas and travel time to the original shop.

The shim I am using is actually a brochure that I folded over a few
times and placed under one side of the clock. So should I bring that
paper with me?

The man in the shop also asked me to check the clock with a level
before bringing it over, which I will do.

Thanks so much!


On Jun 24, 11:53 am, "The Baron" <theba...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The thing about shimming is............that nothing is level, nor or corners
a perfect 90 degs. True, the clock shop should have a perfectly level
place to adjust the clock(and perhaps they do/did) but that does not mean
that you have a perfectly level place for the clock.

The local shop may not charge anything for adjusting the clock, about a 5
minute job, they may do it as a courtesy or good customer relations. Then
again they may charge a min. of say $20. Or you could just live with the
crooked clock.

If you opt to take it back to the original shop, and they say it's perfectly
in beat. Then you need to take your shims with you and have them adjust
the clock(with the shims on the opposite side) so that the clock will run
great on your unlevel position without any shims.

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On Jun 24, 12:09 am, Frank Adam <f...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:48:06 -0700 (PDT), lj.we...@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
BUT ... now the clock is crooked! Meaning when you look at it, it

Tilt the house instead. ;-)

What the Baron said, but the repairer should have made sure that the
clock is set up to run when level, using a spirit level, so go thump
him a bit either way.

<mode=whisper> Although i'd always blame the customer and her wild
driving on the way home.. :)


Regards, Frank

Thanks to both of you for this information/advice.

When I picked up the clock, the repairer said nothing about his doing
something if the clock needed shimming. The video mentioned putting
something underneath one side, et cetera. The paper he gave me with
the clock said that the shimming should be done when I got it home.

But neither in person nor on the paper does it say anything about
their having the responsibility to make an adjustment.

The shop is quite a distance from my home. I'd like to try to do it
myself, but I'm afraid I'll break something.

There is another clock repair shop much closer to me. (I just
recently discovered it; after I'd had the clock repaired. Also, I
took it to the place I did because it was recommended and it has been
there a long time.)

I could take the clock to the closer place. Do you think they would
charge me a lot to do the adjustment? In your experience, is that an
expensive "fix"?

Or would it be better to call the person who did the repair, even
though it's much farther away?