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Half pipers are coming in tomorrow

Half pipers are coming in tomorrow

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On a local classifieds ad i have looking for louvers, someone responded offering these. Though they are not louvers i accepted them for $40 for the pair plus some lamps.
Not sure how those louver panels fit on the fixtures but ill figure out something. These will be restored as they look dirty and a little rusted.

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Manufacturer:Canadian General Electric
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Lamp Type:4x40
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Fixture Type:Half piper
Ballast Type:2x preheat
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Wattage:4x40w
Voltage:120v

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May 14, 2019 at 07:08 PM Author: veryhighonoutput

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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May 14, 2019 at 07:13 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Sweet find man!

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

-Collects all types of lights.

I'll save any vintage lamp... dead or alive! Smiley

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May 14, 2019 at 11:38 PM Author: nicksfans
I've never seen anything like those! Nice find!

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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May 15, 2019 at 01:26 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Thanks! They should be in soon, I'll have pics to follow. These will be restored, though I'm not 100% sold on the preheat system, if it fully works
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May 15, 2019 at 01:27 PM Author: nicksfans
I definitely suggest adding inline fuses if you plan to use those ballasts.

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May 15, 2019 at 01:40 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I'm not sure what ballasts I'll go with. May just settle for typical rapid start ones. If the GE preheat ones they come with work I'll restore them and see what I'll do with them.

The louver covers I think I'll keep for something else. They don't look like they belong to these lights
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May 15, 2019 at 05:38 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Got the fixtures, the ballasts are very large , like the size of a VHO ballast but not as long
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May 15, 2019 at 07:10 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Cool Lightingguy1994!

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

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May 16, 2019 at 12:16 AM Author: joseph_125
I also recommend fusing each ballast. I have a 1 amp inline fuse on all of my two lamp F40 preheat ballasts. I even fused my newer 1960s rapid start fixtures which have ballasts equipped with non resetting protection.
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May 16, 2019 at 02:25 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Unfortunately they are too damaged to be used. The cloth wires have split where they terminate out of the ballast. They are also HPF and likely filled with PCB waiting to come out in smoke.


I've been kicking around the idea of making these 3 lamp and ordering in proper 3 lamp RS ballasts from ebay but im not sure
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May 16, 2019 at 06:49 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
It be cool if you found a 4 lamp rs ballast. Or what the hey use 2 f54t5HO ballast to run f40s

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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May 16, 2019 at 06:50 PM Author: nicksfans
They even make 4x F54T5HO ballasts...you could use one of those

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May 16, 2019 at 06:54 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
You still get the preheat action, drive the lamp properly and wont eol to quickly especially older lamps that you want to perseve.

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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May 16, 2019 at 11:41 PM Author: joseph_125

Unfortunately they are too damaged to be used. The cloth wires have split where they terminate out of the ballast. They are also HPF and likely filled with PCB waiting to come out in smoke.


Mine had intact wiring so I just let it be but some of the more adventurous members on here have opened up the ballasts and either replaced or reinsulated the wiring particularly where the wires exit the ballast case. Fusing is also a good way to prevent ballasts from failing to the point that they release PCBs. A inline current fuse is fairly easy to wire up and for added protection a thermal fuse can also be added.

The electronic F54T5HO ballast sounds interesting. Maybe I should try to see how F40s run on them. I have a couple of F54T5HO strips I can borrow the ballast from for testing.
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