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    Default regulator clock strike

    I had the attached regulator clock serviced at the local clock shop. It was an eBay purchase. (Prior to having it serviced, it was not running, so I have no reference point for the "pre-servicing" state of the clock's strike mechanism.)

    My question is... When I got it back from being serviced by the clock shop, it strikes the number of the hour on BOTH the hour & half-hour (Example: At 7:00 it strikes 7 times. At 7:30 it also strikes 7 times).

    Is this normal for a regulator clock? My other striking clocks only string a single time at the half-hour. Otherwise it's running beautifully. Thanks, Tom

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    Default Re: regulator clock strike (By: trschaefer)

    take it back to the shop and have them set it up right. it's only supposed to strike once on the half hour.
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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    Default Re: regulator clock strike (By: bruce linde)

    Lifting too high on the 1/2, and dropping the rack again.
    A man with a clock always knows the time. A man with two clocks is never sure.

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    Default Re: regulator clock strike (By: shutterbug)

    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbug View Post
    Lifting too high on the 1/2, and dropping the rack again.
    How big a fix is this? I am comfortable taking the movement out. (I disassembled, cleaned, reassembled & oiled a banjo clock movement just last week.) Could I make the necessary adjustment? It's such a hassle to drag this enormous clock back to the shop.

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    Default Re: regulator clock strike (By: trschaefer)

    The problem with repairing it yourself is that it would void any warranty the clock shop provided.
    All reputable shops stand behind their repairs. We all have had comebacks. Sometimes, transporting the clock back home creates issues not seen in the shop, or the owner may have moved the hands during warning.
    I would first call the gentleman who repaired it and explain the striking problem. Give him a chance to correct it before going into it yourself.
    God started the clock in Gen. 1:13

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    Default Re: regulator clock strike (By: John P)

    By all means give the shop a chance to make it right. They may be willing to come to you or take it to their shop and return it. Unless there is more to this story than has been told, it's their problem and they should fix it at no cost and minimal inconvenience

    RC

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