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14.5" stops flowing when fully hot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Jan 26, 2017. 1 Reply

 While I was despairing about my 8100's broken glass, I bought a 14.5" model 2121 (pink/purple, 20 oz.) at Walmart (and now they've rolled the price back another $4 to $12.88). I didn't change…Continue

Tags: No-flow, Walmart, 20-ounce, 14.5", 2121

Gluing glass

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Chesler Jan 14, 2017. 6 Replies

Someone knocked something heavy on my 1989 Model 8100 (nominally 32oz -- I think it's called "Midnight" on this site) and the neck of the bottle broke off.I've reattached it with Loctite glass glue.…Continue

Tags: glass, Repair

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Something Interesting About Me:
Software Engineer
Where I Live:
Milford CT
My First Lava Lamp was:
Model 8100 Nov 1989 (Midnight?), purchased in Brighton (Boston) MA 1989, Red/Yellow
(but I first saw one in a 5 & 10 store, c. 1968 -- my father, a physics tutor, explained the science.)
And my son recently broke it when my giant slide rule fell on it, and I've been trying to get it working again. I think I have the brine all balanced, not sure about the surfecant, which is why I picked up #2 at WalMart, but at 25 watts it doesn't seem as satisfying.
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At 4:54am on December 18, 2016, Modulo '70 said…
Welcome here. Lovely to read of your experience with lava lamps and that you were first aware of them in the groovy 60's! Good luck with the refurb job on your lamp bought during a time when lava lamp scene was fairly dormant - the 1980's!


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