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Neon sign lights up inconsistently

I bought a great Pabst neon (3 color). Most of the time it is off. When Friday night comes and I want a Pabst I turn it on. The problem is that I have to pull the switch a few times, and un-plug it, and then plug it in a few times. It will flicker, while doing this. After about 10 min of trying (I always wait a min, and give it a chance to "warm up"), it will turn on. Do I need to get it fixed? It seems to be getting worse, taking more and more time to start up. I just love the sign, can you help?

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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng May 26, 2022

    Hi teddysexton, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    so how old is it, ? 1year 10 , 100 years
    1920 first true neon signs in USA>
    i guess home toy sign?
    or is it a modern sign (LED simulated NEON)
    as in look ma' no real neon here?
    I will answer you for true neon
    there are 2 causes (I had one as a kid in 1955)

    the neon gas is now bad inside, leaked out.
    happens. on cheaper tubes
    all have life span not too long
    the best last a few decades.
    the best tubes are heat processed when new for longer life. (RF induction)Just like Radio vacuum tubes, were, See my icon here this is huge RADIO TX tube with nitrogen leak purple.

    next is bad transformer. weak.
    not told at all how many tubes are there
    1 or more and if more are all acting up?
    just one color? or only neon orange.

    a real display has real lable to tell who made it and a model. toys not so...much....

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng May 26, 2022

    "warm up"
    is it cold where the sign is, not told
    yes warm tubes start more easy.
    but if the HV transformer is weak it fails
    to ionize the neon// bingo that xfr bad.

    some transformers are just flat 15k volts
    others have starter the get it started using HV then drops to lower voltages but the length and diameter of the tube dictates needs.

    life spans

    lifespan of 10,000 to 25,000 hours

    so 8 hours per night in BAR would be 6 years and dead. 17hours math
    before ***** they act up, just like the huge fluorescent lamps do.

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