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How I repair this old fixture?
    #480325 - 09/21/10 02:24 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)


So i have this box for a HPS lamp, but the ballast is fukd. Is it possible to just gut the old ballast out, order a new one, and replace it for it to work? If so, does anyone know where to order any cheap 400W ballasts? I've seen a kit for about $55, is that a good deal or is there cheaper?


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: j05hu4c]
    #480334 - 09/21/10 02:55 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Cheaper than $55? Wouldn't hurt looking but that sounds like a good buy.

Ebay!


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: maryanne3087]
    #480338 - 09/21/10 03:04 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

I've never bought anything off of ebay before, but there's always a first time for everything..
http://htgsupply.com/products.asp?categoryID=3&subcategoryID=95&typeID=49
that's where the cheap ballast kit is. that is what i need, or am I mistaken?


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: j05hu4c]
    #480359 - 09/21/10 04:07 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

craigslist search for warehouse lighting will return several results of 400 wt lamps with multi-tap 120v,220, 230 etc ballast for the $40ea price range! All you need to do is disassemble and apply a parabolic reflector!  I separate the ballast from the lamp assembly and mount them on the wall, I use 12/3 wiring to extend the light away from ballast so I only hang the lamp & reflector over plants.  Good luck!


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: Vermonster]
    #480361 - 09/21/10 04:14 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

excellent, thanks a million brother. sounds easier and cheaper to me. ^_^


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: j05hu4c]
    #480637 - 09/22/10 04:43 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

I just bought 2 55W CFLs, each put out 3860 lumens. Also got 12 Jiffy-Pots and Potting soil for some new sprouts/clones. Next but is a 400W HPS ballast for $40 so I can start flowering. All for <$40. feelsrealgoodman =D


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: j05hu4c]
    #480638 - 09/22/10 04:56 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

It kinda looks to me like those plants are wanting More light. They seem like they're stretching a lot... unless thats just the strain... idk :stoned:


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Re: How I repair this old fixture? [Re: Shrew]
    #480768 - 09/22/10 02:00 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

White widow and super silver haze.. Wheres a good place to buy mylar? i looked at walmart and didnt see it.. wat about lowes or menards?


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