Crompton replacement fluoro globes don't work.

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 23, 2009 at 22:31
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Hi Boggers,

I changed two of the original Phillips globes with Crompton "Base G23 11w 4000K" globes. These only work at normal to hot ambient temperatures . They would not get past START on the cold mornings and are as much good as t#ts to a bull. I am now looking around for a Phillips supplier in Sydney. Also looking at the LED alternative.

On a brighter note, my Little Wombat worked brilliantly as an oven and for grilling. It used a lot less wood than I would normally use in my larger three sided folding BBQ.

I ended up with 25 very small gold nuggets during the Tibooburra Gold Prospecting Aust. tagalong and another 10 in the two days following, before I had to come home - a 35 nugget haul.

Nothing on the van broke, although the road from White Cliffs was a couple of hundred klm of rough, corrugated dirt.

Cheers,

Willie.
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 01:45

Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 01:45
Hi Willie can't help with the globes but sounds like you did well with the yellow stuff
Well done

John
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Reply By: Innkeepers - Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 05:06

Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 05:06
Ahhhh GOLDING...what a great sounding hobby...well done Willie, 35 nuggets at any size would be a good haul....at least you found some.

Now, the technical issue of the lights not working on cold mornings, but OK during warmer temps......Hmmmmm....maybe you have to light a candle and hold it under the lights long enough to warm them up so that they'll start???

Sorry mate....couldn't help myself....
Cheers
Rick
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Reply By: The Hob - Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 19:04

Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 19:04
Willie

If yours are the 4 pin variety - Phillips PL-S 840/4P

Then Springers are a supplier and they can be bought online. They are at Lawnton in Brisbane. Cost $15.90

I had a hard time trying to find a spare and eventually found them in the next suburb.

I now carry 5 spare of them. If you are going the BOG muster I can help you out and then get some more when I get home.

replacement floro

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Alan
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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 19:37

Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 19:37
Hi Alan,

Thanks for trying to help me. My elongated "U" shaped fluoros are only 2 pin. I am not going to the muster, I have used all my brownie points going away detecting.

I will ring Phillips with the item number and ask them where to buy replacements. Springers had none on their site.

Cheers,

Willie.
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Follow Up By: Turist - Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 20:24

Monday, Aug 24, 2009 at 20:24
Willie I purchased the correct Phillips 2 pin tubes from Bunnings at Caringbah some months ago.
They had ample stock at that time.

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Reply By: Willie - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 at 02:26

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 at 02:26
Thanks Bob,
I will ring them and ask if they still have any.
Willie.
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