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Running Temperatures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Jul 25. 1 Reply

I've seen the chart with the pictorial of how to judge whether your lamp is overheating.What I'm curious about is the actual temperature your lamps run at?To my wife's chagrin, I've got 7 lamps…Continue

DIY Lamp Bases/Stands

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J May 12. 4 Replies

I've been doing some experimenting with making my own lamps, and I'm interested to see the bases you've made.  And what kind of jars/bottles you've used.I currently have just been using  a coffee…Continue

Sticking to the Sides

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ant Bee May 7. 3 Replies

I've been doing a little experimentation with making my own lava lamps.For one go of it, I've been using some large glass jars that were given to me.  I think they hold a little more than a half…Continue

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Oct 13
Dave Cook replied to Jonas Clark-Elliott's discussion I'm having a lava-related stuff garage sale!
"Cool!  I kinda wondered on this recently."
Aug 14
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion Running Temperatures
"lamps generally run @125F"
Jul 25
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Jul 25
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Running Temperatures

I've seen the chart with the pictorial of how to judge whether your lamp is overheating.What I'm curious about is the actual temperature your lamps run at?To my wife's chagrin, I've got 7 lamps sitting on our dining table.  5 of which are Lava Lamp brand with their original contents and recommended bulbs.  4 of those are 20oz bottles with 25 watt bulbs and one is a 32 oz with 40 watt bulb. Per my IR thermometer, the liquid in them all hover around 135 degrees when they've been on for a few…See More
Jul 23
Dave Cook replied to Jonas Clark-Elliott's discussion I'm having a lava-related stuff garage sale!
"I've been starting to experiment with making my own wax and fluid, so I'm interested in anything that is empty or cloudy/gross wax, etc.  "
May 16
Dave Cook replied to James K.'s discussion Awesomely lucky 17 inch/32 oz blue "Designer" lamp refurbishment weirdness. Is this normal, anyone else had similar situation?
"I know this is an old post I'm reviving. But in case anyone else finds this and wonders... In my experimenting, I made one lamp where I didn't add as much PERC to the wax as is typically recommended in the recipes you find around…"
May 13
Dave Cook replied to Richard Zhang's discussion Goo kit lamp with sticking issue. I need help!
"I'm bumping your post just to see if anyone sees it and responds, as I'm also experimenting with making lamps and want to see answers on the clouding."
May 13
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"Stay away from wood. Here are cookie jars"
May 12
Dave Cook replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"I like that idea with the cookie jar!  Do you happen to have any other pics? I'll keep the offer in mind for the other bases, though I'm hoping to create my own. This morning I was thinking of a sort of box in box setup, where the…"
May 12
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"I also have a bunch of these for sale on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/283815453302 Make me an offer, I'll pull some aside and sell direct"
May 11
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"I have used practically any metal container that will hold a socket One  DIY glass head lava  lamp, I found a inverted metal cookie jar tin to work well with some modifications"
May 11
Dave Cook posted a discussion

DIY Lamp Bases/Stands

I've been doing some experimenting with making my own lamps, and I'm interested to see the bases you've made.  And what kind of jars/bottles you've used.I currently have just been using  a coffee can, but would like to make something nicer.Thanks!See More
May 11
Dave Cook replied to Jonas Clark-Elliott's discussion I'm having a lava-related stuff garage sale!
"Sent a message to the OP just in case."
May 11
Dave Cook replied to Tetraspore's discussion Having trouble locating a good up to date DIY formula
"I'm pretty sure it is the chlorinated part that tells you it is most likely PERC/Tetrachloroethylene.  Also, non-chlorinated brake cleaner is also flammable.  "
May 11
Dave Cook replied to Tetraspore's discussion Having trouble locating a good up to date DIY formula
"So are you replacing the amount of paraffin with microcrystalline, or that's how much you're adding to the formula overall?"
May 7

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Something Interesting About Me:
I own three vintage VWs, two Buses and a Thing.
Where I Live:
Manhattan, KS
My First Lava Lamp was:
One I got as a birthday gift when I was in middle school, mid 90s.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
2 at the moment. The ones I had years ago seem to have gone missing.
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
I really want a Grande now!
Relationship Status:
Married
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewforum.php?f=5

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At 12:17am on March 30, 2020, Claude J said…

Welcome to OG!

Gotta luv a v-Dub!

 
 
 

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