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DIYers- what kind of bottle capper do you own?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Mar 9. 14 Replies

I have a couple crappy modern spencers lamps that aren't worth turning on anymore, and I want to use them for experimentation.  Problem is, I have no idea how I would reseal it without a bottle…Continue

Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan_Mazek Oct 1. 137 Replies

In my quest to figure out exactly what the original formula is, one thing I haven't figured out is why they used Kerosene in the mixture.  It seems like it was a very small part of the mixture,…Continue

Looking for a mid 90's, Blue Base, Blue Lava, Clear Liquid lamp.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ant Bee Feb 14. 1 Reply

This was the very first lamp I had as a kid- and being a really dumb kid I decided one day to open it and "add more lava to it" by putting... candle wax... in it.  This is the only pic I can find…Continue

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A 10.5" lamp, modded to have decent flow

"Looks perfect to me. Is this goo your own recipe? Mind to share?"
Oct 1
Allan_Mazek replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Jesus, just finished reading all the discussion from the start. You guys are amazing! I decided to make my own lava lamp from scratch and have found very interesting and valuable information here. I'm wanto to focus on the heat exchange aspecst…"
Oct 1
Tevfik Dogruman replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Kerosene may have caused the clouding."
Aug 20
Marco Pulone replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"gah! I spoke too soon. the day after I took this picture I got home and the lamp was all cloudy. I think I may have added too much propylene glycol, as theres a fine suspension of white particulate in the lamp. I'm going to try refilling it and…"
Aug 20
Autumn replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Nice! I'm glad to see someone jumping in. If you do change your mind about wanting the wax to be transparent you can add some white dye and it will turn opaque."
Aug 19
Marco Pulone replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Tried a 52oz globe this time, pretty happy with the results so far. flows beautifully, but runs a bit hot. I made this one just using kerosene, perc, paraffin, propylene glycol, and distilled water plus some candle dye for the wax. I think im going…"
Aug 19
Marco Pulone replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"I made a lamp recently with that exact same dye!  its not perfect, and its a little imbalanced, but does fine with a dimmer. looks amazing too, i'll see if i can post some pictures of it"
Jul 16
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May 22
Autumn replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"You may be pouring the wax in while it is too hot. I do my pour at 130F. If you pour it while it is much hotter it has a much higher tendency to stick. I also pour some of my master fluid in the lamp before the pour and shake it up and hold it…"
May 8
Ant Bee replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Autumn- that wax has the *exact* look I'm going for.  What white dye did you get??"
May 8
Marco Pulone replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"I just started attempts to make my own lava lamp today. definitely a project best done outside or in a suitable fume hood. when heated the PERC fumes a ton, and it can get a bit messy too.  first attempt stuck to the glass a ton, but I think i…"
May 8
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Apr 28
Marco Pulone replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"I think some of my newer no-name chinese lamps use kerosene. one of them leaked slightly a while ago and it had a very distinct sort of petroleum/gas smell that I think is kerosene."
Apr 27
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Apr 22
Tevfik Dogruman replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Hi Autumn, it is evening and I am finally at home.I think there is no need to use Magnesium laureth sulfate. I think SLES is enough. I'm just using sles and I'm very satisfied. For Magnesium laureth sulfate and SLES I recommend…"
Apr 16
BR4X replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"I think what Tez is saying is to use the SLS. So thats a relief. I think the problem is with the Triton X100.. shit is weak"
Apr 16

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Something Interesting About Me:
I play guitar, badly.
Where I Live:
Maine
My First Lava Lamp was:
An early 90's Blue base/wax.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
6
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
My original Spencers early 90's red that still kicks ass to this day
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