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  1. ship replied to the thread How do I get up to date on current tech/methods?.

    Sounds like you have a large "Career" choice coming. And books and studying will have to be done. If of any help, I don't do DMX but...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 11:48 PM
  2. ship liked Scenemaster60's post in the thread Dating a vintage Altman follow spotlight.

    I would agree with Les as well. My experience and research tells me that there were a handful of tweaks and revisions to the...

    upload_2019-3-22_8-43-39.png Mar 23, 2019 at 12:40 AM
  3. ship replied to the thread Conventional Fixtures Reversing the direction of an Iris.

    Took apart one each that - similar in the photo but later versions without the full plate and a brand new factory one. Very slight...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 12:06 AM
  4. ship replied to the thread Dating a vintage Altman follow spotlight.

    Yep and most likely. Les what I was thinking.

    Mar 22, 2019 at 12:58 AM
  5. ship replied to the thread Conventional Fixtures Reversing the direction of an Iris.

    Pre- looked into it tonight, them's some small brass pound rivits to extract. Will have to grind down a punch that small for the brass...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 12:49 AM
  6. ship replied to the thread Conventional Fixtures Reversing the direction of an Iris.

    Same iris type I am looking to reverse. For the most part I have a stack of them also at home in the bone yard. Never taken one...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:18 AM
  7. ship replied to the thread R40 vs. MR16 strips.

    Fair enough in consideration done and hope I did not offend Steve. Not the method I would do or recommend but a method you chose that...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:04 AM
  8. ship replied to the thread R40 vs. MR16 strips.

    Never use wire nuts!!! They tend to fall off be it bouncing about the theater in going to storage or between pipes, or especially...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 1:07 AM
  9. ship replied to the thread Vintage Lighting Altman Satellite-1: HMI 575w/DE.

    Thanks. Will report if didn't work.

    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:52 AM
  10. ship replied to the thread Conventional Fixtures Reversing the direction of an Iris.

    Did I say Strand instead of Strong? Sorry. Gladiators or in general for Super Trouper. For some reason all of the replacement...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:49 AM
  11. ship replied to the thread How to mark the cap of a fixture?.

    If caps changed not under control, a date in grease pencil when bases changed for me would be a try that on the cap of the fixture....

    Mar 19, 2019 at 12:40 AM
  12. ship liked microstar's post in the thread How to mark the cap of a fixture?.

    I've used a white grease pencil (like used to mark gels, remember those?) to mark service info on caps. Stays pretty good but can be...

    Mar 19, 2019 at 12:39 AM
  13. ship posted a new thread.

    Conventional Fixtures Reversing the direction of an Iris

    Got in some replacement Strand Iris’s recently. They are reversed in how they should work. Normally push to shut and pull to open but...

    Forum: Lighting and Electrics

    Mar 19, 2019 at 12:29 AM
  14. ship posted a new thread.

    Vintage Lighting Altman Satellite-1: HMI 575w/DE

    I have this lamp noted in my lamp/fixture specified lamp notes for the fixture. I do not have this lamp in my notes. (probably...

    Forum: Lighting and Electrics

    Mar 19, 2019 at 12:07 AM
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