Recent content by malex

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    Which part in my mover is broken?

    Ugh. The ballast is so expensive for such a basic electrical component.
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    Which part in my mover is broken?

    Thanks! I'll try them right now.
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    Which part in my mover is broken?

    I don't have a spare lamp, but I guess I can pull one from a working fixture. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll meter the power supply and see if its sending the right voltage. It's on the bench right now, so I know that its getting enough voltage and current to the Mains.
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    Which part in my mover is broken?

    I have several Elation Platinum 15R Pro fixtures in my theatre. My current issue is one of lamp striking. I can see that the lamp is trying to arc, with a blue light coming from the lamp and an arcing sound, but it just won't complete the job. It keeps trying every 15 seconds to no avail. I'm...
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    Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pro Repair

    That's true, but in so many other industries, its very easy. I can get an exploded diagram of my weed whacker or my drill or my truck pretty easily. Not sure why the lighting industry is so protective of them, knowing how many of their customers intend on doing their own repairs.
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    Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pro Repair

    Yeah, I wish. Elation's parts site leaves quite a lot to be desired. Thanks for helping me find it!
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    Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pro Repair

    That's exactly it. So, it is a heat shield for sure...How did you find it? I scoured their parts site over and over and didn't see this listed under the 15R.
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    Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pro Repair

    Hi, I'm having trouble finding a part for my Elation mover and am hoping you all can help. I had a lamp explode in my Platinum Spot and it did a little damage to the inside of the fixture. I've got a new lamp on order, but can't seem to find a replacement for the glass directly in front of the...
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    Renting a tree

    I think this tree could be a dead one, anyway. I may just do that.
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    Renting a tree

    OMG. I can't believe you went through with it and the arborist didn't laugh his head off! I'm sure it looked good, but I think I'd rather build one than use a real one. I got ahold of a real oak stump for a show once, only about 3' tall and I don't think I ever want to try to lift one of those...
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    Renting a tree

    I've been looking to rent a large scenic tree, but I'm striking out. Pretty much any company I find renting scenery is renting full packages for complete shows. Anyone know of a company that rents individual pieces or what show may have a large tree in it? I'm hoping to find something real big...
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    Comm headset splitter

    Thanks, It's been a long time since I've had to think about such an issue, but it's all coming back to me now. This splitter may just become a listen-only device for the second headset.
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    Comm headset splitter

    Again, this is another response that is placing expectations on our theatre that are not realistic. We are a small program with no technical students and only one staff member. I am incredibly proud of the work that we do. I came to this theatre because I had tired of the soulless corporate...
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    Comm headset splitter

    Thanks! Good advice on the shielded conductors. /Puts down old scroller cable/
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    Comm headset splitter

    My dismissive tone is not wrong for our house. The third and fourth spot ops are never my A (or even B) list crew. They are in that spot because they are required to work on a show and haven't shown any initiative to be involved in any substantial manner. The relationship is one of necessity...