whole house UV light ballast repair

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Old 07-06-11, 03:30 AM
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Yes, the description of the device sounded more like what I posted. But the schematic is your call. Just doesn't seem safe to hot wire it and leave it running.

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Old 07-06-11, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Bud9051 View Post
Yes, the description of the device sounded more like what I posted. But the schematic is your call. Just doesn't seem safe to hot wire it and leave it running.

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It wouldn't have worked AFAIK. I think he misunderstood our questions or we misunderstood his answers. Originally he wrote:
when I joined the wires without the bulb the UV light works.
but what prompted the diagram was when he wrote: but when I touched the two ends of the wires that the part was on the bulb lit and then I taped the ends of the wire alone not hooked up. Which made me think he was just touching them. I'd asked earlier if it was between the lamp socket and he said no, on the line in.

I asked: This glass bulb is in series isn't it with one leg of the AC to the ballast, correct? It is NOT between the lamp holders, correct?
And Albouch replied: Yes to the first and I'm going to try an inline fuse and see what I get.
 

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Old 07-06-11, 05:07 PM
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Try a general purpose starter with a rating 20-40 watts. They are supposed to go in a socket but for the test you could just tightly wrap a wire around each leg. The real problem would be the size. Cost is cheap and any hardware store should have them. 2foot tube usually 20w and 4 foot tube usually 40w. They also have starters rated 4-65.

 

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Looks like the way to go as far as size I could mount it outside of the box. The UV tube is 17" long so do you think a 15watt would do? Al
 
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There should be a wattage on the glass of the tube. If you notice the wattage on the starter I posted is 15-20 watts so a similar one should work.

Please note there is a bit of educated guess in this.
 
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The UV light was rated at 24 watts. Just purchased a starter its rated 13w-30w-40w. Hope to install it on saturday and will let uses know how it works. Al
 
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Bad news as that did not work so I just touched the ends and it started then taped the two end of the wire off. I dont get it as my hopes were high on the last solution. Al P.S. Will be leaving for a week to go to new hampshire for the races.
 
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