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WTB: Consort bottle

Started Apr 5 0 Replies

The bottom of my Consort's bottle cracked in a few places so I am in need of a new one. Doesn't need to have wax or fluid, or even a cap (I still have the cap from mine). Thanks. Continue

The Fluid Bubbling Problem - Driving Me Crazy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentrex Apr 4. 6 Replies

I have tried everything, replacing fluid, adding different surfactants, and I'm about ready to give up. So there's a problem that I have had a lot more than others seem to, in fact I've never seen…Continue

Sticky Consort bottle??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentrex Nov 29, 2018. 9 Replies

So I have a problem with my Consort bottle, I guess I'll start at the beginningWhen I got this lamp I knew it needed work, it was missing about an inch of master fluid and it was all cloudy, so I…Continue

I have the worst luck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Nov 17, 2018. 4 Replies

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"Commercial degreaser called Krud Kutter. It's 100% non-toxic, biodegradable, and it works every time to get sticking wax off the sides of the bottle. "
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WTB: Consort bottle

The bottom of my Consort's bottle cracked in a few places so I am in need of a new one. Doesn't need to have wax or fluid, or even a cap (I still have the cap from mine). Thanks. See More
Apr 5
benson41011 replied to June C Flesner-Becker's discussion Consort lava lamp question
"The floating shredded "snow" stuff is normal when a lamp hasn't been run in awhile. It's the wax starting to separate. When the wax melts it should mix back in with the wax. "
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Sentrex replied to benson41011's discussion The Fluid Bubbling Problem - Driving Me Crazy
"My theory is that the surfactant somehow infused with the wax and it essentially "soapy". I have tried so many things to fix this and searched this site for weeks... it cannot be fixed."
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benson41011 replied to benson41011's discussion The Fluid Bubbling Problem - Driving Me Crazy
"Yes that's the same problem I've struggled with for years. My red Aristocrat 1100 resolved the problem once i flipped the coil over. The Squiggle has slightly different wax, it seems more transparent so idk if that has anything to do with…"
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Nick Stefanisko replied to benson41011's discussion The Fluid Bubbling Problem - Driving Me Crazy
"same problem with an Aristocrat. It has done this for 30 years, I've tried to get the bubbles to pop, but they always reform. As best I can tell, the lamp forms a siphon  when it is warming up and sucks some liquid under the wax, which…"
Apr 3
Sentrex replied to benson41011's discussion The Fluid Bubbling Problem - Driving Me Crazy
"Bama, thanks, very educational. I know the symptom you are speaking oh too well... drives me crazy. I call it the shooting star. In the future I will check the coil for sure. Benson, is your problem like the one described or are you getting the…"
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I am a collector of various vintage items. I also collect vintage ceiling fans and portable fans, vintage smoke detectors, and vintage doorbell chimes.
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My First Lava Lamp was:
FiveBelow blue/clear Motion Lamp
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