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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #249732
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The bulbs look like this and the one end is spring loaded so you push the bulb toward one side so it pops out.... info ???

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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin] #249740
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T-12 lamp. Still available at Lowes, Home Depot for a while yet. The ballasts on the lamp will be noisy but that is okay.


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: Bob Richards] #249745
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I called my electrical buddy. He said put a cord on it and plug it in, I just did, no noise no nothing...

Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin] #249746
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I took the panel of the ballast s sssss and the wiring looks good, but no noise from them at all.

Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin] #249756
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Hmmmm to me the bulbs look shorter than 4' which means 2 pins on each end. 5, 6 and 8' bulbs have single pins. Didn't think they would be that long. Do the bulbs have a Brand and ordering code on them at one end on the glass? That would tell you what size you need to get as replacements.

Also check the wiring to the ballasts if you can. How long did you leave it plugged in? Did any bulbs light up? or attempt to?


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #249759
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You'll need to go to a commercial electrical supply for sign ballasts. (or a sign supply place) Take what you have or write the numbers for correct replacements. Looks like there may three. Replace the lamps while your at it. If these are the originals they are probably junk. Are any leaking tar? That is a sure sign of a bad ballast.


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: r49th] #249766
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NO tar, no cracks in wires, 4 ballastsss, bulbs are 42 inch and smaller, all single pin, I left it in for 5 minutes, no flicker, no noise no nuttin.

Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin] #249767
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Are you sure your wall outlet or extension cord are both good? LOL!

stranger things have happened! smile


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #249768
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yep, tested both

Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin] #249794
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C'mon, stay with it! I've been waitin' to see that puppy lit up!! That's one sweet piece and I'll bet looks kick'butt cool in a dark room.


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: lordparaffin] #249795
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This might sound dumb..Does it have any type of fuses???

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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: Hy-Flash 72] #249802
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I have several lighted signs and have never had any luck plugging them in and having them work. I don't think too many shop owners spent any money on maintaining them. Anymore the first thing I do is replace the bulbs and ballasts, if you go that route, replace with t8 stuff, uses less power and is still readily available.


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: porcelain-neon] #249815
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Killer sign!!!


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Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: GILMORE] #249817
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Don't get much better than that. What a sweet sign

Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: TerryL] #249819
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The kid that works at the electric/lighting shop, where I take all my signs and clocks, said he would come out and fix it. I think I will have him come out. I think it will add value if its working !!

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