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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #465 on: January 06, 2019, 11:48:46 PM »
Getting there Kim. And cleaning out the garage in the process. Still have the sherlines to move though and the workbench they are on.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #466 on: January 07, 2019, 04:37:20 AM »
Looking good Bill but buddy I hope you plumb some air lines along that bench. Just saying!



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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #467 on: January 07, 2019, 03:56:37 PM »
Don, I have an airline next to the lighted work chamber. There is also a plumber drop next to the big mill which can be used for both the mill and lathe.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #468 on: January 08, 2019, 07:47:13 PM »
The new LED tubes arrived today so I have been working on reworking the wiring in the fixtures bypassing, and removing the ballasts. The rewiring is really simple (if I can do it), and the results didn't disappoint, even though the pictures don't do it justice. I only got four tubes to try, two in the storage closet which has been lightless for a while (photo 1). Then one of the six two tube 8' fixtures in the main shop (photo2). That now leaves five more fixtures to go or ten more tubes.

You can probably tell the new ones are a cooler white than the old flourescents and without any doubt much brighter as well.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #469 on: January 08, 2019, 07:50:36 PM »
Hello Bill,

I can really see the difference with the bright green and yellow on the tractor, and even over on the new wall cabinets. You will be most pleased with that upgrade.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #470 on: January 08, 2019, 08:35:10 PM »
Thanks Thomas. It should get even better. The two fixtures over the wall cabinets haven't been converted yet. I will try to take a similar picture once they are though.

Meanwhile, I got a shelf added to one of the cabinets.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #471 on: January 08, 2019, 08:59:54 PM »
Damn Bill them walls need some white paint to brighten things up bud. Just saying!


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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #472 on: January 08, 2019, 09:45:06 PM »
Will wait until all the lIghts are changed out and see what the illumination level is then. Then we will see about paint :stickpoke:

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« Reply #473 on: January 08, 2019, 09:48:34 PM »
I still think white walls will make a big difference even then!  But the decision is up to you.  Painting is a hassle for sure.
The new lights look great!  The new lights I've added recently added are LED fixtures.  I haven't retrofitted any of the older tubes yet.  But sounds like the switch over isn't that hard, which is good!
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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #474 on: January 08, 2019, 09:57:58 PM »
Will wait until all the lIghts are changed out and see what the illumination level is then. Then we will see about paint :stickpoke:

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Maybe some under cabinet lights as well...though I can't talk...Mine aren't up yet...need mo bettah ladder!

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #475 on: January 08, 2019, 10:51:49 PM »
If needed Dave. That swing down LED light over the Cowells and Unimat may take care of that. I had purchased an 8' new LED fixture as a possibility before finding just the replacement tubes which are a cheaper alternative. Since I have it I may add it to the ceiling to the left of the mill. That remains the only place that could use a bit more light.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #476 on: January 10, 2019, 10:52:25 PM »
Two more two tube fixtures changed out to LED tubes today. What a difference and the rewiring is a breeze. Three more fixtures to go. All the ones in these pictures have been changed.

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #477 on: January 10, 2019, 10:54:54 PM »
Brighter than my shop!   :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #478 on: January 10, 2019, 10:59:54 PM »
Your upgrade must be helping too though Dave. I am looking forward to getting rid of that flourescents hum too as soon as I can get these others changed .

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Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Reply #479 on: January 10, 2019, 11:19:57 PM »
Your upgrade must be helping too though Dave. I am looking forward to getting rid of that flourescents hum too as soon as I can get these others changed .

Bill

The task lights are awesome!   but I know the ambient lights need to be put up and I really can't wait....damn 12 foot ceilings!   

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