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Re: [APD] Custom Sealife Ballast Replacement...help plz
Paul M Wallace wrote:
>Since you are replacing the ballast, you might consider going remote. This allows you to put the ballast elsewhere (like under the stand) where it is not seen and does not contribute heat. If this is a hanging fixture, you might want to leave the old one in so it hangs normal. You just need to cut the wires to the holders and splice in your new ones.
>On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, S. Hieber wrote:
>>Sounds like it was built for one-time assembly.
>>Before you spend on a new fixture, consider:
>>Rivets can always be drilled out and replaced with pan-head
>>sheet metal screws. The value of rivets is fast, cheap
>>assembly and difficult disassembly/reassembly. The value of
>>screws is ease of disassembly/reassembly.
>>You can mount the screws on some cardboard and paint them
>>ahead of time if you want them to look powder-coated.
Both good ideas. I had thought about replacing the rivets with screws,
but I didn't know exactly how to remove the rivets to begin with. If
simply drilling them out will suffice then I think I'll go that route
and replace the two ballasts with a single ballast inside the fixture.
Hopefully the replacement won't get any hotter than what is already in
the CSL light and if not then the heat won't really be an issue.
Thanks for the help guys, I'll let you know how it goes.
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