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Everything posted by imanut

  1. Dave, how bout you drive it another 4k miles for me. At 22k less per thousand miles, you could pay me to drive it away? Can't believe you still have it.
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    Sign Syndicate Site Upgrade

    As was I. Thought Eric had done a permanent move....
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    Tilly's Paint Colors

    Don't know the color, but what's with the burn marks where the apostrophe would be?
  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!
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    Wouldn't you know it...

    Well if I told you, I'd have to shoot you....
  6. Seriously? Good luck! Maybe somebody woring on the side.....
  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. Hey, you're still a young pub. Stop complaining!
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    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.
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    Neon Transformer Recommendations

    Assuming it was loaded properly, you want a 9/30 transformer.
  11. Mcnichols has sooo much more than perforated. Great stuff, great staff...
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    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?
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    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.
  14. 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.
  15. Tried to put this on the appropriate USHIO thread - but I found no button to add my comment, so I started a new topic. Erik, feel free to move wherever. I recently bought some more of more of my favorite USHIO bulbs, the BR40. Put them in my kitchen and here:s a couple pics of one side of ceiling with the old BR bulbs, and the new USHIO BR 40 on the left side. One pic is full bright, the other side is full dim. Soooo much better!! Cant wait for the NEW BR30 to come in for my living area!!
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    5 degrees here today YUCK

    Boy, if that young lady hits rebar it'll snap her wrist in a heartbeat.
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    5 degrees here today YUCK

    Well geez, why didn't you post a summer shot of the scenery! Really let him know what he's missing.
  18. Congrats on your truck Brian.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to you Erik, your love Kirsten, and the boys. Hope the next year is full of good business, family time, lots of loving from Kgirl, and continued success in the SS, and your company! And a very Merry Christmas and continued success to all the fellow members of the syndicate.
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    Sign comp has always been awesome at responding, for big orders or small. Sign distribution utors are always a pain with their bs, and lack of follow thru.
  21. Wow 13 years. Congrats you guys.
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    Neon Issues - Need Help

    Plus the fact that repumping merc tubes is NOT a great idea.