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New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by kero48 Oct 3. 9 Replies

Ok here is my dilemma, I just bought a new 52 oz lava lamp from spencers online, I've run the lamp several times for a period of over 4 hours and I can't get the lava to flow. Once the lamp is heated…Continue

Vintage Crestworth Retro Copper Astro Mini

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jones Dec 9, 2015. 16 Replies

Scored this on eBay for $85, shipping included after looking for a long time. I will will replacing the goo with a white or dark plum and rewiring the lamp to run in the US. I'll be using this thread…Continue

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kero48 replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"Very nice, I am happy you got a lamp you are happy with :)"
Oct 3
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Tribble replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"That's a beautiful lamp. :) congratulations"
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Claude J replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"Great Photography"
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Peter Panussi replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"very nice still life!"
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"Wow, stunning collection! "
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Brian Jones replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"Ok, this is the update. I think the issue with this particular lamp was with the coil not coming in full contact with the wax. I ended up returning the lamp to an instore Spencer's and placed an order online for a replacement. I lucked out…"
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Brian Jones replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"I'll take your advice and run it a couple more times for an extended period."
Sep 9
kero48 replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"^^ Also good points as they are sensitive to environmental conditions."
Sep 9
Claude J replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"Sounds obvious but make sure there is not ceiling fan, air cleaner, AC/Heat vent, etc blowing past the lamp.Try relocating it first"
Sep 9
kero48 replied to Brian Jones's discussion New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?
"brian you really do have to run the lamp longer than 4 hours a day it takes a few hours just for the lamp to warm up what is the longest you have ran the lamp at any one period of time. I have several new lamps in the 52 oz size and after a few days…"
Sep 9
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New lava lamp flow issue. What needs added to solution?

Ok here is my dilemma, I just bought a new 52 oz lava lamp from spencers online, I've run the lamp several times for a period of over 4 hours and I can't get the lava to flow. Once the lamp is heated the lava only domes on the bottoms and occasionally stretches upward but never breaks off and floats to the top. I believe that this is not a heat issue and that instead, it is a density issue with the liquid in the lava lamp. I know I'm not supposed to open the bottle but it's either add something…See More
Sep 9
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Brian Jones replied to Brian Jones's discussion Vintage Crestworth Retro Copper Astro Mini
"Thanks, I'll check it out. I'm kinda disappointed that the goo kit will not turn opeaque."
Dec 9, 2015
Jeremy Blakesley replied to Brian Jones's discussion Vintage Crestworth Retro Copper Astro Mini
"Even though it seems to be hard to get the lighting just right, here are a few pics of the color changing lamp I'm working on.  I used the Goo Kit and put just a little of that white dye in.  I wanted colorless or white because the…"
Dec 9, 2015

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I enjoy building mid century modern furniture, Nintendo and Playstation, aquariums and design.
Where I Live:
columbus ohio
My First Lava Lamp was:
age 14.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1!
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Crestworth cosmos
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