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Creating your own fill bank (DIY)


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#1 rodblackhurst

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:57 AM

Because I'm always working on a budget as a young DP I'm trying to build my own homemade Kino Flo, kind of like a Diva size or even an Image 80 DMX. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience making one from scratch (once met a gaffer in Milwaukee who made one called a Menard-a-flo because all the parts were purchased at a Menards hardware store).

Thanks for the help,
Rod
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#2 rodblackhurst

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:44 PM

Someone must have some basic plans, or some experience...please?

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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 09:24 PM

Look in the archives; this has been discussed before. Go to Home Depot, buy an electronic ballast and follow the wiring diagram. GE Add-a-taps (aka quick-taps) mount to 18-gauge two-conductor lamp cord and will mount to standard flo bulbs. Cheap and low tech.

You could also check out Flolight.com.
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#4 rodblackhurst

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 09:57 AM

Thanks Mitch!
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