I run a medical DME company but the guy next to me does neon and whatever else. He has been showing me how to bend glass tubes which is a art form in itself. Yet though the going price for tubes even bent in our needs is fairly cheap, cheaper than straight tubes.
Originally Posted by Michael Mutmansky
I'll be going with 10mm tubes, smaller round the tube more light it puts out. I'll be doing a 20"x24" which will take about 40' of tube. It's a fraction of the price as if I went with regular tubes and have a custom look. Right now I'm considering Mecury loading them with argon gas which he buys from me. If I can make this work I see no problem with the idea of taking an old Beseler light head and being able to enlarge by simply gutting out the head and placing circlalur tubing within it?
Ps I'm more interested in carbon then any other process.