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Pasquale DAlessio
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From: Bristol,RI, USA
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 - posted August 06, 2013 11:51 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just finished this conversion on my B&W Filmsound. This is an easy one. Take the back off the projector, remove the 2 screws that hold the socket and metal base. Drill out one mounting hole to fit wires through. Then drill 2 holes to mount the socket w/mount. I used wire nuts to connect the wires. Done! Now it costs 12.99 for a ESD halogen bulb vs DJL 60.00!

Socket is 3.00+7.00 shipping at alleletronics.com
Bulb ESB 12.99 free shipping on Ebay

PatD

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Mike McCord
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 - posted August 07, 2013 07:49 AM      Profile for Mike McCord   Author's Homepage   Email Mike McCord   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the info. Just ordered some.
(You ought to be in sales...)

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted August 23, 2013 09:51 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mike

I used to be before I retired. Now I do this to help other members.

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted August 23, 2013 10:20 PM      Profile for Brian Stearns         Edit/Delete Post 
great job Pasq

now you can come over my place and do it for me. [Smile]

only 1 hour or so away

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted August 26, 2013 02:09 AM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Pat...Looks like you pretty much followed George Tveden's method for your conversion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUfryuOhJ-A

Did you remove the old socket or did you just bend in the socket skirt tangs?

Today a friend of mine gave me a Sears Du-All 8 (made by Bell & Howell) and after testing...it runs fine...only the bulb is burned out. This looks like a good candidate for a conversion since it too uses the DJL bulb. The hardest part for me so far has been removing the 11 little 3/16" hex head screws on the front to get the back off. So far I've only been able to remove 7 screws. They are recessed just enough that it's difficult to get the nut driver to grip the head of the screw. It doesn't look like the Filmosound you converted had as many screws..Did you have any trouble getting them out?

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Jerome Sutter
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After visiting their website http://www.tvedenlampmodules.com they now have the bulbs with the DJL Socket combined. You don't need to rip out the old socket. I will purchase this very soon, because I still have 2 DJL Bulbs left.

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Janice Glesser
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Yes Jerome, George makes and sells the DJL adapter, but it is $75. I think that is a fair price since it includes the bulb. However, for my needs I'm choosing the frugal approach [Smile]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted August 26, 2013 07:30 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Jan

I removed the socket by removing just 2 screws. I actually enlarged one of the holes to run the wires through.

75.00 is too much money when you consider the parts are only 23.00.

Jan you might need a pair on mini vice grips for the screw of just drill it out.

PatD

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 27, 2013 11:04 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Pat, or she could drill two small holes side by side, and use a slot head screwdiver.

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Janice Glesser
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Good suggestion Hugh. I might try cutting a slot in the top of the screw with my Dremel.

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Jim Schrader
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 - posted August 31, 2013 08:46 PM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage   Email Jim Schrader   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have never had a problem getting those small screws out, if you have a small 1/4" socket that is tapered enough to fit the 3/16" screw try and look at your local sears craftsman sets or if you already have one try a grind the end of it down more.

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Janice Glesser
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I finally got the last four screws out by grabbing the head of the screw with kneedle-nose pliers.

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