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    bgmike8 reacted to mudballs's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    Think of the surge required to trip a breaker...that's a lot of power in that system temporarily. Move the plugs around to spread the...
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    bgmike8 reacted to randallb's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    Try the dead ballast with a MH bulb. If it lights the MH bulb but not the HPS........you need a new starter/igniter.........about $20...
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    bgmike8 reacted to MidnightSun72's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    Have you tried plugging the ballast into a new outlet? Maybe the outlet got fried or a line to it.
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    bgmike8 reacted to Lordhooha's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    Just had someone I know got a surge and burnt out one of his ballasts and melted one of the plastic ends where the bulb connected.
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    bgmike8 reacted to mudballs's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    If it's MH bulb then just wait 15mins then fire it again
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    bgmike8 reacted to mudballs's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    Oof, sorry man, sounds like a goner
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    bgmike8 reacted to JimmyJackCorn's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    I've had trouble with the fans going out on those. If that's all it is, it's a cheap, easy fix.
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    bgmike8 reacted to Ben123456733's post in the thread Ballast problem. with Like Like.
    Do you keep your ballasts plugged into surge protectors? It sounds like the initial surge that caused the breaker to trip may have...
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    bgmike8 replied to the thread Ballast problem..
    How would a breaker tripping damage a ballast? Or is this coincidence? Just bought it in,september
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    bgmike8 replied to the thread Ballast problem..
    I waited a day because i didnt realize i tripped it. Also wont fire other lights
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    bgmike8 posted the thread Ballast problem. in Newbie Central.
    I have 9 600 watt ballasts. Ipower brand. The other day i was using a wetvac to clean out resevoirs. I tripped one of my circuit...
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    bgmike8 replied to the thread Where is uncle ben?.
    Thanks. Glad to hear he is still kicking. I was reading through his old tips and tweaks thread. Then i thought thats a familiar name...
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    bgmike8 reacted to Dr. Who's post in the thread Where is uncle ben? with Like Like.
    Yeah, I remember him. He wouldn't supply the study, nor can I find it... That's even digging hard at google scholar...
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    bgmike8 reacted to Dr. Who's post in the thread Where is uncle ben? with Like Like.
    It's when the plant THC is highest..... Right before or right at lights on. Can you say "Light saturation point in C3 plants."? That's...
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    bgmike8 reacted to natureboygrower's post in the thread Where is uncle ben? with Like Like.
    Thoughts on harvesting right before lights on?
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