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    Default Silicone tubing for a Laserscope

    I am separating the head from the power supply on one of my KTP532s. Reinforced silicone tubing is used in the DI loop. I am looking for a source of 3/8" ID silicone hose that is not several dollars per foot. Any thoughts?

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    Hi, Welcome to PL...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton676 View Post
    Any thoughts?
    Use reinforced 3/8" ID silicone hose that is several dollars per foot. There's a good reason they spec / use that stuff.

    I can suggest one other (proven) alt, that is cheap-er (...not 'cheap'), but, first, before 'Jiminy Cricket' will allow me to help, further, I need to know where you're located, geographically.. (ie: USA, Europe, Antarctica, etc..)

    Cool name, by the way... 568 is also a great Kr line...
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    let the games begin
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    Sorry about that - I updated my profile.

    My goal is to eventually put together the coveted Spectra Physics 921 using my pair of 171 whitelights to get perhaps 1 plus watt of 676. The spec for a 921 Krypton is 2.5 watts single line 676. I talked to Brian at Cambridge earlier this spring while in CA, he said he used to have the SP cabinets that a 921 sat on, but sadly, they are gone. Just imagine, 70 KW and 7 gallons a minute to get a couple watts of red. You gotta love big ions.

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    one can only imagine there were only 3 built, I worked on all of them and they were no easy task..good luck with your project.

    dont believe a word that brian says...tell him i said that personally
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    Pat,
    You wouldn't happen to have a long radius Whitelight HR, would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserman532 View Post
    let the games begin
    Hah! doncha mean:

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    ..Great to see ya back, Cap'n... we've missed ya...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton676 View Post
    My goal is to eventually put together the coveted Spectra Physics 921 using my pair of 171 whitelights...70 KW and 7 gallons a minute to get a couple watts of red.
    ??? ..aaand yer doing this by remoting yer LS-deck?? Kind-of a long-way around, doncha think?? jk.. Now that it appears like you're someone who has 1/2 a clue shoot me a PM and we can chat tubing...

    Curious - why all the effort for 676? I can only-imagine holography (..or some other sci-app??) but why the 921-route? Can't just PB-cube 2x 171 Kr's for that? Surely, you could find some optics to max the deep-red... But, I'd have thought 647 would be fine for holog, with the right optics-set, and you'd have buckets of that, een with 1x 171 Kr.. Curiosity, peaked...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton676 View Post
    You gotta love big ions.
    Oh, yes.. we quite-do...

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    ..ya ain't by any-chance in the market for a very-healthy badss Sabre WL, with nice LD-optics, are ya??

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    ??? ..aaand yer doing this by remoting yer LS-deck?? Kind-of a long-way around, doncha think?? jk.. Now that it appears like you're someone who has 1/2 a clue shoot me a PM and we can chat tubing...

    Curious - why all the effort for 676? I can only-imagine holography (..or some other sci-app??) but why the 921-route?


    I brought up the 921 to strike up a conversation and see who else knows about them. I also know it bugs a colleague when I talk high power 676.

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    [QUOTE=Krypton676;201543]Pat,
    You wouldn't happen to have a long radius Whitelight HR, would you?[/QUOTE

    Im not one for chatting so...if you ask questions be more specific...do you mean a long radius of one mile or 1 meter...bottom line is i dont have either one or anyting in between. but it is helpful to be specific when trying to get accurate answers.

    How long is a piece of string ( i know that it is half as long if it is folded in half)

    i know 921's well and you will need to start off with at least 2 171's first, get one long ass mofo i beam and start drilin... hunk of cake...
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    Hey Kr -

    Quote Originally Posted by Krypton676 View Post
    I brought up the 921 to...
    Ah, I C - well, sorry if I came-across 'brut' - I guess I should have made the 'jk' (just kidding) more prominent... it just seemed like a strange 'gear-change' from the request for info on the tubing...

    Anyhoo, I'll answer your PM on the other topic, but.. So, then... you are-really, or are not-really, wanting to attempt a 921? Don't have one of those 'I-beams', but do-have about a 15' piece of unused hard-core (6061) u-channel, slated for building 20+ position-tables... just... sitting, collecting dust...

    If you decided to do something like that, I can guarantee you'd have quite a healthy audience, here in PL, glued to their LCDs every night..

    ttyl..
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