LOL..yeah Michael isnt that the way it always goes?!
Although I only posted this in APUG, I figure I give our members first crack at one of this.
I did not kow about the UV warmup time, thanks for the heads up.
I will need to get a replacement lamp and the calibration plates sometime in the future. This unit seems to have been used in a lab and was treated very well, it even has a little sign with the date the last time the lamp was changed...it was in 96...so I guess it is due for a new one.