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Now... I'm MAD. « on: June 26, 2016, 01:05:54 PM » Author: ElectroLite
I swear I've had it with these shipping companies. I ordered this vintage Westinghouse MRF-400 from eBay and look how it arrived.



The bottom frame is completely bent and a PIECE OF THE FIXTURE SNAPPED CLEAN OFF.







Thankfully I got a refund, and the vintage /c lamp is OK. I am planning to have the frame bent back by a local steel fabrication company, but I am unsure how to fix the hole.
Oh well. At least it *was* NOS.
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 02:16:20 PM » Author: wattMaster
Why do you like big text?
The shipping companies don't really care, I'm scared whenever I order something.
I'm sad for your loss, hope it gets repaired.
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 02:52:05 PM » Author: Solanaceae
Brett. Do you know of any welders? I bet they could fix that piece, and grind it down to make it like new and seemless.
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 04:36:33 PM » Author: ElectroLite
Why do you like big text?

Oh whoops, the editor was giving me problems with the photo size and the text. Problem sorted.

Brett. Do you know of any welders? I bet they could fix that piece, and grind it down to make it like new and seemless.

I might try that same fabrication place. I'd probably bring it in on Friday.
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 04:50:23 PM » Author: Ash
It looks like Aluminum, so its not weldable with the ordinary electrode welder.. Gotta look for specialised place for that
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 05:02:06 PM » Author: ElectroLite
I know the place I'm gonna take it to does pretty much everything, however it all depends on the cost
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 01:03:13 AM » Author: tolivac
Interesting how the mount trunnion got bent-and the cable entrance to the base of the light broke-but the lamp and lens are OK!
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 02:10:27 PM » Author: Ash
It was dropped with the bracket down, so when it was hit it bent in, and pushed the cable connector in too. The cable connector is mounted in what looks like some cast silumin or the like, wih thin walls too, so the thing snapped apart when it was pressed by the bent bracket
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #8 on: November 27, 2016, 05:42:00 PM » Author: ElectroLite
Well uh, I don't know what to do with this. Its not aluminum nor steel so it would be hard & expensive to have done.
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 01:03:55 AM » Author: RyanF40T12
whats done is done, just use it as is. 
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 10:21:45 AM » Author: RyanKorponay12
I'm so sorry for that please get that fixed
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 11:51:58 AM » Author: rjluna2
@subway5411: Have you reported that to the whomever they ship it you?
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 11:54:36 AM » Author: ElectroLite
Yes, they day I received it I opened a case and got a full refund. It's not really worth fixing; so now I have it sitting on my cabinet, lighting the room. Without that piece on the bottom, it sits on things better. Unless I am going to put it up outside or something, I'm not gonna bother welding it
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 10:46:52 PM » Author: mobilite
Damn couriers!  If there are no missing chunks maybe batch up some 2 part epoxy and glue it back in. Give it a few days to get cured. Loosen up the cable connection before gluing,  be gentle with it after. Economic fix.
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Re: Now... I'm MAD. « Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 07:05:23 AM » Author: funkybulb
Yes cast alum is bit hard to repair
If u still have peices u can get some JB weld epoxy
Mix in some alum powder into place. Then sand it down
Flat to even it out. Give it a paint job.

I dont use Fed EX here. Reaons is i lost few lamps
With them.  One carrier Came up while i was in kithen
Slam package down on deck so hard that a 5 foot fluorescent lamp went boof on my deck.. I ran out
door so fast that that Fed Ex driver tried to get away with it.  I got driver name and van number called
Fed Ex explained situation. At first they go dont insured
Glass item. I go your dam driver did ithe damage on my deck and it uncalled for.  I never saw his face again
But I Still dread Fed ex.  If u ever seen fed ex sorting center on You tube no wonder stuff get broken.

I also learned for irrreplace able stuff is to double box it.
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