All,

Before I start I want to give Russ S. (look for him on youtube) a great big Thanks for all the great information he has shared.

I have almost completed my upgrade to my machine. it started it life as a China 50w machine. (tube was most likely a 40/45 watt tube?) When I took ownership of the machine it was used. So I have no way of knowing the factory state of the tube. What I do know its was damaged and I was able to repair it. (See previous post). I have since retro fitted a Lightobject 45W new tube it was 60mm x 1000mm (bigger the n the tube that came with the unit.) And have again since retrofitted a 80/100 w tube 80mm x 1250mm. I upgraded to all copper mirrors (1″x.25″). as well as an appropriate 100w PSU.

Also, I have (in progress) upgraded to a small DIY chiller. former ice maker.

(Below inspection / access plates) used to gain access to the mirrors.

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Below Holes cut into the machine for easier access to the mirrors.

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Partial / mid progress on polishing of 100% pure copper mirrors.

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Below the Light object tube still installed. Seen with the Russ branded Laser pointer installed.

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Below Trial testing of dual temp gages. Water temp flowing into and out of the tube.

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Belwo Preliminary fitting of the tube. this is the 80/1oo pro tube.

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See old tube in background for perspective.

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Prelin fitting with Russ branded Tube mounts. I modified the hell out of them But thanks to Russ! for the foundation idea.

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See old tube sitting on top!? crazy small eh?

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Below See new Outrigger bracket to support longer tube.

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I had to add the notch to allow for clearance on the new tube.

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Cardboard template to aid in making the new cover/ shroud for the tube (pics will follow)

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Below New PSU for the new 80/100 w Tube PSU is 120W model 30K

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I took it apart to take pics and do an initial inspection before installing it.

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I had to cobble together this temporary plug as the seller forgot to send me the plugs .

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(more pics to follow)