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.2 microns filter paper

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

Hi so I bought a Büchner funnel to filter my lamps, but I'm having trouble looking for a .2 microns filter paper. The lowest I've seen on Amazon are 1 microns. I don't know if that will work. Anyone…Continue

Does my crestworth mk4 have good flow?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Strong Apr 12. 2 Replies

This was the lamp I posted the other day. The bulb it came with wasn't heating enough to get it to flow so i bought a new one at the store. …Continue

cleaning MSR filter for drinking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lamp Addict Apr 10. 5 Replies

So I bought an MSR filter a while back to filter out my lamps. It wasn't working for me. It kept on getting clogged, and I was filtering Grande, so you can imagine how annoying it was to stop and…Continue

Getting more flow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Apr 4. 5 Replies

So the lamp I've been currently been fixing only produces a large ball of blob one at a time. There would be a long pauses at every blob formation. It looks to struggle to separate from the coil. I…Continue

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.2 microns filter paper

Hi so I bought a Büchner funnel to filter my lamps, but I'm having trouble looking for a .2 microns filter paper. The lowest I've seen on Amazon are 1 microns. I don't know if that will work. Anyone here that's used a Büchner funnel know where to get a .2 microns filter paper. Preferably 75 mm in diameter.See More
Sunday
Michael Strong replied to Michael Strong's discussion Does my crestworth mk4 have good flow?
"Hi Jezza thanks for the reply. After observing it for many hours, I've grown to appreciate its flow. it will transition from the snake column then too regular blobs then so on ☺"
Apr 12
Jezza replied to Michael Strong's discussion Does my crestworth mk4 have good flow?
"Hi Michael. I can assure you, your lamps are working perfectly. Crestworth and early Mathmos astro lamps are well known for their snaking properties and are becoming sought after for their uniqueness.  I prefer snaking lamps. But you can also…"
Apr 12
Michael Strong posted a discussion

Does my crestworth mk4 have good flow?

This was the lamp I posted the other day. The bulb it came with wasn't heating enough to get it to flow so i bought a new one at the store. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peBeOKfn2xAI keep comparing to my mathmos that I think has a good flow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBnT3JDpJxwShould I fix it or is it fine as is? I enjoy the constant motion and blob variety of my mathmos…See More
Apr 11
Lamp Addict replied to Michael Strong's discussion cleaning MSR filter for drinking
"My pleasure. Best job I ever had"
Apr 10
Michael Strong replied to Michael Strong's discussion cleaning MSR filter for drinking
"Yeah, boiling it and scrubbing it didn't remove the soapy taste. I'll just go ahead and by a new filter for it and a maintenance kit. Thanks anyways, and thanks for your service  "
Apr 10
Lamp Addict replied to Michael Strong's discussion cleaning MSR filter for drinking
"Also, when I used these things in the Corps we would use a green scouring pad to remove the top layer of ceramic whenever it clogged.  Removing the top layer of ceramic "renewed" the filter for further use. You could do this a few…"
Apr 10
Michael Strong replied to Michael Strong's discussion cleaning MSR filter for drinking
"I'm trying to see if boiling the ceramic filter will do the trick. If not I'll just buy another one. They're like a $25 on Amazon. I bought the thing used for $60 but the ceramic filter itself is still pretty thick. "
Apr 10
Lamp Addict replied to Michael Strong's discussion cleaning MSR filter for drinking
"You could clean the unit itself really good and just replace the ceramic filter I guess.  Or just spend the 100 on a new one for piece of mind. Just my 2 cents "
Apr 10
Michael Strong posted a discussion

cleaning MSR filter for drinking

So I bought an MSR filter a while back to filter out my lamps. It wasn't working for me. It kept on getting clogged, and I was filtering Grande, so you can imagine how annoying it was to stop and have to clean it out every 500ml. So recently I purchased a Büchner funnel filtration kit to do my filtering for my other lamps. I want to clean out the MSR, so I can use it when I go hiking. So does anyone know how to clean it out to get it back to water consumption use? Would it be advisable to even…See More
Apr 10
andy ross commented on Michael Strong's blog post The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came
"Nice lamp! I'm afraid the bulb is likely grimed in - it may have been there 40 years... Maybe a drop of penetrating oil? You may end up breaking it, but no big deal - the bulb-holder is stronger metal so will be unhurt - I've had to do…"
Apr 10
Keith commented on Michael Strong's blog post The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came
"I don't have direct experience with those but I'm gonna say no, it shouldn't be loose at all."
Apr 9
Michael Strong commented on Michael Strong's blog post The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came
"Yeah, turns out I was just unscrewing the base as well. I guess that works too. Is the base suppose to be that loose. By base, I mean the female end."
Apr 9
Keith commented on Michael Strong's blog post The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came
"I think on those bulbs you have to push in while you twist."
Apr 9
Michael Strong commented on Michael Strong's blog post The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came
"Also does anyone know how to remove the bulb? it uses a "small bayonet cap". I tried to twist and pull it out, but it won't budge. I was too afraid to pull any harder, but I would still like to know how to. They kindly included a…"
Apr 9
Michael Strong posted a blog post

The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came

The only thing that sucks is the cap is broken. They tried to fix it by gluing the screw on cap to the metal cap. I wouldn't have a problem with it being glued if they hadn't glued it on crooked. I just used teflon tape around the thread to prevent any liquids from evaporating. Luckily all the liquids didn't drain from it. It only damped the bubble wrap, and visually it…See More
Apr 9

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Something Interesting About Me:
22 years old MALE residing in the US. Leisure time is the best time
Where I Live:
CA
My First Lava Lamp was:
Green and blue lava lite I think... It was when I was a kid
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
14.5 blue and red (2020), a new generation blue and purple mathmos and a 27" purple and yellow lava lite
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Probably the Mathmos just because it's a better quality lamp compared to the American lamps I have.
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The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came

Posted on April 9, 2021 at 8:42pm 5 Comments

The only thing that sucks is the cap is broken. They tried to fix it by gluing the screw on cap to the metal cap. I wouldn't have a problem with it being glued if they hadn't glued it on crooked. I just used teflon tape around the thread to prevent any liquids from evaporating. Luckily all the liquids didn't drain from it. It only damped the bubble…

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