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1962 4 lamp troffer

1962 4 lamp troffer

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After I brought it back to life here. You can see the ballasts I put in since the ballast cover is off. Next step is to try and clean this without taking off the paint.

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May 19, 2008 at 06:10 PM Author: don93s
I like this one. The ones I had at work were '66 with GE ballasts and were a pain to put lamps in and out of because of the opening was somewhat smaller than the lamps....which is actually like most 2X4 troffers.
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May 19, 2008 at 06:12 PM Author: FGS
What is that weird thing in front of the circline?

My opinion?
I think you should sandblast this old paint off and powder coat it if not expensive at a place where they paint metal parts for cars if the cleaning do peel off some of the old paint. Or you could scrape it off and paint with some spray paint, but scraping scratches the metal and dunno if the paint have lead in it.

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LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


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May 19, 2008 at 06:22 PM Author:
Here's my suggestion, you could try cleaning it, and if the paint starts to peel, then you can either touch it up, or sandblast it off...
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May 19, 2008 at 07:00 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
I`ve used a spray can type bathroom cleaner (Foaming bubbles) with incredible results such as dow or quality care brand that is offered at most dollar stores .

These cleaners have worked great without damaging or destroying the original finish.

On youre early fluorescent light fixtures I would recommend something more mild such as dishwashing detergent then a polish.

Hope this helps.




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May 19, 2008 at 07:11 PM Author:
Use the Mr. Clean magic eraser sponge, I find it effective! My mom bought those, so I tried those, simply dampen the sponge (not wet or soaked but damp) and rub it on and you'll see dirty on the sponge also sponge will get smaller and smaller like an eraser!
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May 19, 2008 at 10:28 PM Author: DaveMan
This is the eggcrate fixture similar to the one at my old highschool. It originally had old cloth wire ballasts. I don't know what happened to the hinged center bar that holds in the eggcrates but if you find it, I might have some spare diffusers that will fit in there.

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May 19, 2008 at 10:52 PM Author: J-Frog
The hinged bar is currently open and folded down in this picture.

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May 20, 2008 at 08:30 PM Author: arcblue
Nice fixture & nice replacement ballasts. New troffers are so boring with their paper-thin construction (they bend sooo easily if you don't install them immediately in a finished grid-ceiling) and their instant-start T8 ballasts. I liked how offices & classrooms in the 1980's used tons of 4x4' T12 troffers that often had each ballast wired to a separate switch so you could turn off the outer or inner tubes separately. My old office had that setup, along with cool white lamps - I miss those fixtures!

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Feb 26, 2009 at 07:34 PM Author: Alights
Is that a broken chainsaw? I fix a lot of equippment for people and pull all sorts of stuff out of the trash.
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