I was lucky enought to get a kamm 8 x 10 enlarger off e-bay for 31. It is in sound mechaninical condition, requiring only some cosmetic work for me to be happy with it! I cannot wait to use it, but am concerned about the cold cathode head. I have read somewhere that normal timers cannot handle such heads for voltage elctrickery type reasons that I dont understand. Is this true?

How should I best deal with warm up/light output issues to get best consistency between prints (cheaply)?

I'm still grinning at 31, but could be looking at a bigger bill for the back and hernia operations which will be required after moving it....with two of us lifting!