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imanut last won the day on June 11 2018

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  1. imanut

    Sign Syndicate Site Upgrade

    As was I. Thought Eric had done a permanent move....
  2. imanut

    Tilly's Paint Colors

    Don't know the color, but what's with the burn marks where the apostrophe would be?
  3. imanut

    Wouldn't you know it...

    Well if I told you, I'd have to shoot you....
  4. So Marcus Thielin, the German scientist, and good friend, got released by signs of the times, now Darek Johnson, who wrote a great neon article last month has been fired. So, SofT is now just ads and crap for the industry.... Mostly crap!
  5. Seriously? Good luck! Maybe somebody woring on the side.....
  6. Hey, you're still a young pub. Stop complaining!
  7. Have a great birthday tomorrow Erik. Hope your love takes you out for a wonderful day! Damn, I used to know you as a youngster! Now you're old!
  8. imanut

    Neon Transformer Recommendations

    Electronic would be great IF there are no issues that affect electronics. Personally I'd stay with a core and coil, France. Look up sign suppliers in your area, they usually sell to anyone. Be sure and unplug before changing, don't break the neon, and consider changing the electrode boots, if using, to new ones while doing the work. If you break the neon, you are SOL.
  9. imanut

    Neon Transformer Recommendations

    Assuming it was loaded properly, you want a 9/30 transformer.
  10. Mcnichols has sooo much more than perforated. Great stuff, great staff...
  11. imanut

    Neon valuation - lead glass

    Sorry, haven't bought glass for 18 years damn. Any supplier can give you prices. 18 yrs ago it was 3.60 per lb for white if memory serves correctly. Have you sold, or itemized your equip.ent and price?
  12. imanut

    Neon valuation - lead glass

    Sell your glass with the equipment... Any decent neon shop would love to have the old glass for repairs... But the value to you will come with offering the glass to whomever buys the equip.
  13. My Input. I did estimates for one of the largest nationals, and then a company that wanted to be one of the nationals. With 40 years in the biz, I wondered the same. Architects and designers send out bids based on dreams. If they dont meat reality, they expect you to fill in the reality. Your expense. At the last company, I was the scapegoat for not being awarded projects that could not be built per drawings. I bid would could be built. The companies that got the projects did not build the spec. And problems arose from there. It's realy shit to spend the bid time, lose the bid, and find the signs aren't even close to drawings. I was asked to bid a 4 stroke neon, 6 inch letter out of 8 mil. When I sat with the designer, my response was not whether it could be done, but why would you insist when it will fail.
  14. re:  bushiod br30 / br40 thread (yeah, I couldn't figure out how to reply either...)

    Led lamps have a different dimming characteristic than incandescent lamps and will not track each other when wired to the same dimmer. This is because incandescent lamps require considerable energy to just light up at all, while leds are pretty linear with pulse width / phase angle of the applied voltage. Just converted all of the dash lighting in my VW bus to led (which worked wonderfully, by the way), and had to retrofit the separate tachometer with led because of this problem.


    Also, led requires a different dimmer type which dims much lower than an incandescent type dimmer. [Incandescent will dim all the way on a led dimmer, but the reverse isn't true.

    Long time no hear, by the way.

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