Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Found oozinggoo.com when I was looking for ways to repair the Grande I picked up at CostCo a few years ago.  It's one of the Chinese made ones that has gone extremely cloudy and ceased to flow (going to try replacing the fluid one of these weekends). 

It was here that I found out about really big Lava lamps.  I was bowled over by videos of the  Colossus lamps and really want to see if I could get one, I couldn't find them available anywhere so I wrote LavaLite.  I wanted to let this group know what I got this from Lava Lite today:

We have a special promo on the Colossus for serious buyers.   This will be the last time the Colossus will be seen.

Please see attached promo sheet with pricing included.

If you are interested please contact on my direct line at 630-496-6663.

 

Best regards,

 

Susan Michaels

Customer Service Representative

LAVA LITE

630-496-6663 direct line

smichaels@lavalite.com

www.lavalite.com

Sadly these prices are outside of my discretionary funds, even though they include shipping.  I post it in hopes that someone here may be interested.

 

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Once my blue/yellow got going fully, it flowed fantastically. There were times when the flow was blobby, but I just turned the heat down a bit, and it went back to being serpentine and majestic. It took a LONG, LONG TIME (like, over 8 hours) to start flowing, and then another couple of hours before the wax didn't look chunky/scaly, but after that it ran amazingly for about 5 hours, until I turned it off and passed out. At one point the flow was a single, undulating column for about 10 straight minutes before it broke. There were times when the flow definitely fluctuated, but it always came back to a nice, ropey flow eventually. I honestly couldn't be happier with this lamp.

Spike 1 was pretty typical of a lavalite eruption...looked like a tree, or a brain and spinal cord. Still neat, lots of intricacy in it. Spike 2 was a bunch of thin, crazy spikes that didn't last very long, and spike three, the last one before flow happened, had huge, monolithic lava tubes. I live for spikes, and this lamp not only didn't disappoint me, it surprised me in ways that I didn't expect.

Loren I also have a blue yellow mine flows real nice. Do you turn yours on for heat up at 100% or do you go about 70% just wondered if it would make a difference or hurt it at 100%.
 
Loren said:

Once my blue/yellow got going fully, it flowed fantastically. There were times when the flow was blobby, but I just turned the heat down a bit, and it went back to being serpentine and majestic. It took a LONG, LONG TIME (like, over 8 hours) to start flowing, and then another couple of hours before the wax didn't look chunky/scaly, but after that it ran amazingly for about 5 hours, until I turned it off and passed out. At one point the flow was a single, undulating column for about 10 straight minutes before it broke. There were times when the flow definitely fluctuated, but it always came back to a nice, ropey flow eventually. I honestly couldn't be happier with this lamp.

Spike 1 was pretty typical of a lavalite eruption...looked like a tree, or a brain and spinal cord. Still neat, lots of intricacy in it. Spike 2 was a bunch of thin, crazy spikes that didn't last very long, and spike three, the last one before flow happened, had huge, monolithic lava tubes. I live for spikes, and this lamp not only didn't disappoint me, it surprised me in ways that I didn't expect.

Actually I was playing it safe, and started out at about 60%. That might have been what made it take so long to get going! LOL! I won't turn mine up to 100%, even for a warmup blast, but this time I'm starting out at the recommended 70%, then backing off on it later.

Oh and LOL @ Keith!! THAT...is Spinal Tap.

Ok, I just turned it on...and there's a huge lava boob on the bottom of the globe. @_@ Apparently it solidified before it got all the way back down to flat? Weird...

Loren, where did the 70% recommendation come from? I printed out Susan's last email to me where she tells me to start at 100% then back it down after it flows.  I can't start mine till friday morning,,so i am making my plans!

T Saviiille,

I like them like that too. I am new at this,,,trying to figure out the temperature thing. I have been shutting my regulars size off when it gathers at the top like that,,as i thought it meant the lava was too hot (per cartoons i see)

I would like to keep running mine longer while it does that,,,since you do, I think i will try it too!


T Saviiille said:

To be honest, i don't know exactly what you mean by 'hot'.
I have heard 'hot' described as having to much lava at the top and not enough at the bottom
(which seems subjective and/or according to preference if you ask me).

The bottom of the globe (neat the base) is about 98-100 degrees,The top of the globe is about 105-108 degrees.
Can you get this without using 300w bulb? i have no idea.

At these temps, the flow is consistent.....the lava is falling at a rate and rising at a rate such
that is keeps flowing without delay or getting 'jammed up and stopping' at one end or the other.

Personally, I like the lamp when its flowing like this.


Notice that these instructions were written for a lamp fitted with a 200w bulb, also.

razerface said:

Loren, where did the 70% recommendation come from? I printed out Susan's last email to me where she tells me to start at 100% then back it down after it flows.  I can't start mine till friday morning,,so i am making my plans!

good point Loren

thanks,,I found my directions in the box,,,just like you show, I will email susan back and ask why she recommends 100%. Here is the cut and paste quote from her email to me:

"Let your lamps sit for 24 to 48 hours to room temperature before starting.

Start the lamp at a 100% heat, as soon as the lava flows and operates in full action try to decrease the heat by lowering down the light slowly to 90% and watch it for hours and if it is still hot then decrease it to 80%.

Repeat what I mentioned until you find the right spot and then mark it and keep the dimmer at that mark."

 

yes that is considered too hot, it should have larger "Blobs" and pretty even ratio between what is in the bottom and what is flowing up and down.


T Saviiille said:

To be honest, i don't know exactly what you mean by 'hot'.
I have heard 'hot' described as having to much lava at the top and not enough at the bottom
(which seems subjective and/or according to preference if you ask me).

The bottom of the globe (neat the base) is about 98-100 degrees,The top of the globe is about 105-108 degrees.
Can you get this without using 300w bulb? i have no idea.

At these temps, the flow is consistent.....the lava is falling at a rate and rising at a rate such
that is keeps flowing without delay or getting 'jammed up and stopping' at one end or the other.

Personally, I like the lamp when its flowing like this.

As per information put out by Lava Lamp that type of flow indicates that the wax is hot.  That doesn't mean that the wax is overheated but is getting to that point.  I would suggest turning the dimmer down a little, but I don't think it will ruin the wax.  But if it progresses to the point that the wax is not droppping, or it all collects in a ball at the bottom, that would be of concern.  I have had smaller globes go from the flow shown to sitting overheated at the bottom in just a few minutes, that is why I suggest caution.

razerface said:

T Saviiille,

I like them like that too. I am new at this,,,trying to figure out the temperature thing. I have been shutting my regulars size off when it gathers at the top like that,,as i thought it meant the lava was too hot (per cartoons i see)

I would like to keep running mine longer while it does that,,,since you do, I think i will try it too!


T Saviiille said:

To be honest, i don't know exactly what you mean by 'hot'.
I have heard 'hot' described as having to much lava at the top and not enough at the bottom
(which seems subjective and/or according to preference if you ask me).

The bottom of the globe (neat the base) is about 98-100 degrees,The top of the globe is about 105-108 degrees.
Can you get this without using 300w bulb? i have no idea.

At these temps, the flow is consistent.....the lava is falling at a rate and rising at a rate such
that is keeps flowing without delay or getting 'jammed up and stopping' at one end or the other.

Personally, I like the lamp when its flowing like this.


the overheat thing does not make sense to me,,,,

,if it is all at the top it is too hot,,,,,,if it is all at the bottom it is too hot.

how can both be true?

LOL

I crank my new colossus up friday! Guess I better learn quick huh?

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