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Two out of eight cleaned.

Two out of eight cleaned.

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These things are hard to clean.... They're covered in mold, dirt, paint and other stuff.... I want to soak them in paint thinner or something...


Two of the tubes have broken glass rattling around inside..

Some of the tubes have chipped connectors on the ends... Hopefully that doesn't effect how they attach to sockets...

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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:11 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Ive had good luck using dawn dishsoap for cleaning tubes ( and fixtures) . I would test that these have vacuum before finishing the cleaning , a plasma ball to the lamps would work. Just cause you mentioned theres loose glass inside and there are posts on LG about these kinds of tubes having vacuum issues
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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:13 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Are they 8 foot and 6 foot? Which ones are dead?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:21 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
I don't have a plasma ball but I can rig my 1000 watt HPS Ballast up to serve as a field generator. That's a weekend thing though....

Yup 8 and 6 foot.... The two six footers on the end are the ones I'm specifically concerned with. Both have Glass rattling.

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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:25 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
The last tube on the right, is that yellow colour just dirt or is it in the phosphor, thats another way to get an idea if theres air inside. If you don't see any clear spots in the phosphor then you still have a chance as most of these just let go of their vacuums instantly .Yours may work fine but the heat from running could trigger it. I recall a post from someone who'd left his on while he was away and came home to a tube with a clear end.

I have an F15T8 tube that has glass inside but it still works for now
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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:45 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
The yellow color is some sort of mold or fungus. It's dead though

~Owen

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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:45 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Dead or alive these bulbs are extremely old .

I probably would not recommend anything stronger then dish soap - That’s What I recently cleaned mine with ,

These will display well , Mine are in a corner up against the wall,
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Aug 22, 2019 at 08:48 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I say theres still a chance they are good, heres hoping for all of them working. If any are dead they would make a good display if you have room. Can always stick a strip of LED tape face down on the bulb to make it look lit
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Aug 23, 2019 at 06:54 AM Author: Proteus
I have a lot of lamps rattling inside - they are still good though. So don't mind... May be they still work!
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Aug 29, 2019 at 08:19 PM Author: Globe Collector
You are doing well, Owen. A cut down tootbrush, bottle of Jif, some metho and and old worn nylon scourer do wonders. But put the etch at the top and let the water run away from it.

Manufactured articles should be made to be used, not made to be sold!

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Aug 29, 2019 at 08:28 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Whenever I've cleaned lamps or fixtures, just used the hose & a rag. Quick, easy & works well for most stuff. Sometimes glass cleaner is needed if its really dirty.

Anything needing cleaned goes to the yard for cleaning before ever making it inside the house. (there've been times when stuff has ended up sitting outside for a couple months before I ended up doing anything with it )

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Aug 29, 2019 at 08:45 PM Author: Globe Collector
Yep, same here too. If I drop one breadcrumb on the kitchen floor.....the missus gets tetchy...in my room though I have old carpet so I can flick solder of the soldering iron to gay abandon!

Manufactured articles should be made to be used, not made to be sold!

Fee, Fye, Fow, Fum, A dead man's eye and a parrot's BUM!

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