Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Tim
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Tim » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:30 pm

Are these cabinet extensions going to be made again any time soon? Lowering the mounts seems like a simple milling job. One could also create all new mounts if desired. You could even add some shim stock to the mirror mounts to make up the difference.

-Tim

Tech_Marco
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Tech_Marco » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:32 pm

Have ordered 50units.
My staff in China will send me 5~10 units at a time till an ocean shipment booked and I can import in a lot
It may take 3 weeks to receive the small order so be patience.

;)
Marco

Tim
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Tim » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:06 pm

I'm committed now, I cut a 4-1/2" hole in the body. I used a hole saw from Lowes and a .5 amp, 1/2" drill. It worked out very well.

-Tim
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hayesjl77
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby hayesjl77 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:14 pm

Tim wrote:I'm committed now, I cut a 4-1/2" hole in the body. I used a hole saw from Lowes and a .5 amp, 1/2" drill. It worked out very well.

-Tim

I did the 1000mm tube upgrade today just waiting for a case extension. sticks out about 15 inches when mounted right.

Tim
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Tim » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:20 am

Do you have any photos?

-Tim

hayesjl77
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

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Techgraphix
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Techgraphix » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:06 am

tricky! :eek:
Find a decent cover fast...

Kees

hayesjl77
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby hayesjl77 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:10 am

Techgraphix wrote:tricky! :eek:
Find a decent cover fast...

Kees



Still waiting on LO guys to get the covers in lol.

Tim
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Tim » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:31 pm

My cover came in and I have a few comments. The hole pattern is accurate but they don't match the drawing. I'm glad I waited for the cover before drilling the mounting holes. Once mounted, the assembly is very sturdy. There is no need for additional gussets. I've painted mine to match the machine. Rust-Oleum "Sail Blue #7724" is a pretty close match. Buying the cover is a no brainer if you are going with the 1000m tube.

-Tim

hayesjl77
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby hayesjl77 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:22 pm

This is what it looks like. Mounting was perfect with a 4 inch hole centered on the back chamber.

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RomeoKilo
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby RomeoKilo » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:27 am

I'm in the market for a new tube and thinking i might as well go this route.

Question- Was it worth the upgrade to a larger tube?

In the real world have you noticed enough of power gain to justify the cost?

I'm ready to click on buy, just after some persuasion.

PeterE
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby PeterE » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:50 pm

Any news on this?

Peter.

Q*bert
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Q*bert » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:56 am

hayesjl77 wrote:This is what it looks like. Mounting was perfect with a 4 inch hole centered on the back chamber.


So how do you like your 45W tube? Is it noticeably better than the stock K40 tube?

OzAdr1an
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby OzAdr1an » Mon May 15, 2017 10:45 am

I got one of these tubes Mid-2016, which means its the 55mm one not the current 50mm one. Did anyone who had this one end up just shaving down the current mounts, or was there a better approach found ?

Cheers

Adrian

Tim
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Re: Larger tube for D40 or K40 (1000mm tube upgrade)

Postby Tim » Sat May 20, 2017 6:34 am

I was able to use the stock mounts and simply adjust the mirrors. Your mileage may vary.

-Tim


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