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#249732 - Fri Apr 22 2011 03:25 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
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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#249740 - Fri Apr 22 2011 04:08 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
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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#249745 - Fri Apr 22 2011 04:17 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: Bob Richards]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
I called my electrical buddy. He said put a cord on it and plug it in, I just did, no noise no nothing...

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#249746 - Fri Apr 22 2011 04:20 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
I took the panel of the ballast s sssss and the wiring looks good, but no noise from them at all.

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#249756 - Fri Apr 22 2011 04:33 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#249759 - Fri Apr 22 2011 04:42 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
r49th Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 18 2003
Loc: clio, michigan usa
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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#249766 - Fri Apr 22 2011 05:08 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: r49th]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
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.

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#249767 - Fri Apr 22 2011 05:11 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Are you sure your wall outlet or extension cord are both good? LOL!

stranger things have happened! smile
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#249768 - Fri Apr 22 2011 05:13 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
yep, tested both

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#249794 - Fri Apr 22 2011 06:54 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: always lookin]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
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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#249795 - Fri Apr 22 2011 06:58 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: lordparaffin]
Hy-Flash 72 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 24 2004
Loc: Waterville,Ohio
This might sound dumb..Does it have any type of fuses???

Randy
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#249802 - Fri Apr 22 2011 07:17 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: Hy-Flash 72]
porcelain-neon Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 08 2007
Loc: Minot,ND USA
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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#249815 - Fri Apr 22 2011 07:46 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: porcelain-neon]
grabber Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 26 2007
Loc: Lynn, NC USA
Killer sign!!!
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#249817 - Fri Apr 22 2011 07:48 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: GILMORE]
TerryL Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 11 2003
Loc: West Lafayette, Ohio
Don't get much better than that. What a sweet sign

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#249819 - Fri Apr 22 2011 07:59 PM Re: Mohawk tires sign is on the ground. woo hoo [Re: TerryL]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
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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