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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Feb 3. 17 Replies

first , ty for accepting me into your community.ive been browsing the forums for a couple weeks now trying to find a solution.; the wax in my century just melts and sits motionless.ive tried reducing…Continue

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Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"took a break and worked on some of the lamps i bought in bulk.   got the chinese clear/pink working nice(for the wife) https://youtu.be/Q51_EXqmIzo"
Feb 3
Claude J replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"P.S> the MORE SLS/SLES you have the more iikey it will float due to the surface tension becoming weaker with every drop"
Jan 31
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"Yes on the bulb. Tried regular and frosted as well.  it’s still melts really quick.  I think I will start over with a master fluid change again"
Jan 31
Claude J replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"Trail error success and a lot of research is how I learnedDoes the lamp have a heat ring? If it does, Try adding PG a little at a time Wait between additions to the fluid so the master fluid regains its operating temperature"
Jan 30
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"from the last video i posted where i had a little movement, i changed nothing.   the master fluid was poured out and saved, and replaced as is.  when i coated the bottle with surf, drained everything out, did not rinse it. IF there…"
Jan 30
Claude J replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"The surfactant will not change the specific gravityDid you dilute the master fluid?Add anything to the wax? Did you leave an over abundance of the SURF in the bottle?"
Jan 30
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"i notices wax started sticking, so i took the steps to coat it with sls too  prevent sticking, refilled with the master fluid  and now im back to the wax melting but not rising.  could that amount of sls left on the bottle have caused…"
Jan 30
Claude J replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"you have to have an understanding of what the components of wax and master fluid do, before blindly mixing them. t There is a wealth of info on here if you look hard enough, that will guide you through the process"
Jan 25
Johnny replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"Hi, so no salt or perk? Does Gulf wax and some LP at a 1:6 ratio sound good for the ooze?"
Jan 25
Claude J replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"NO, do not use as is  dilute it until it flows easily @20% distilled water"
Jan 22
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"just got my bottle of sls in the mail, and was suprised at how thick it is.  almost like paste.  is that normal? when rinsing/coating a globe to prevent sticking, do you use 100%sls or dilute it?"
Jan 22
Claude J replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"Nice findWOW"
Jan 16
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"i have also been sidetracked lately as i picked up a box of lava lamp parts for $20. the glitter lamps all work fine. most of the globes work ok, a few need major attention.  i need to go through and identify all the pieces and parts, as they…"
Jan 16
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"i did a fluid change as Claude J suggested.   i was getting no movement at all, so i increased the glycol amount slightly, and here is where im at. I have not added SLS, i need to order some.   the movement in the video is not…"
Jan 16
Tiki Carol replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"Hi Dave, Do you have an update on how the PG worked out? "
Jan 14
Dave replied to Dave's discussion complete meltdown
"Ty for the info.  The room temp is good, basement room away fro windows or vents and a couple new bulbs were tried. I thought I had read numerous places of using a salt mixture. I’ll get the right stuff and do a fluid change"
Dec 20, 2021

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I asked my wife for help with this, she laughed
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My First Lava Lamp was:
My grandmothers century
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
2
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