Hi.This is My first Post in the forum. Was always a bit scared to ask for help but now i have too many questions piling up.I bought an Astro Mini a few years ago. It looks like an MK1 but has a mk2…Continue
"Jep its moving.
(Just to eliminate potential missunderstandings: The bottle in the last picture is not the one, i was repairing)
I could completely redo the fluid to get rid of the cloudyness. But for now ill keep it this way. The milky look…"
"Thank you verry much.
I managed to get the Wax flowing with the Propylene Glycol. Had to top the bottle up with a lot of PG and distilled water.
The Fill height wasn't as good as i remembered. Compared to my astro mini bottle there seems…"
"Oh didnt even know they all had a rubber base. Allways thought they added that with the later models with fixed bulb fittings.
Probbably wont replace that as i have no clue, where to get such specific parts. The lamp probably looks better without it…"
"soz i didnt look at the pic with the gromet cable gripper, they always split, being rubber and years old, the rubber bit i was saying is the early mini's had a black rubber trim that pushes onto the bottom of the base to protect wooden…"
"Thank u very much.
Allready got one of these bulbs lying around.
If you are referring to the rubber piece in my picture. i will probbably replace that with a white one. it looks like it was grey or white when it was new.
Sadly i allready got rid…"
"the proper bulb and will fit correctly is the 40watt golfball SBC and stll available on line just type 40watt sbc and look for golfball, or you can get a golf ball style bulb in halogen wont run as hot as the 40watt do so wont over heat. the bulb…"
"Thank you for helping. <3
Just wanted to make sure as i read somewhere, that some old lamps can run on just distilled water.
Ill order the PG and SLES today and make an update as soon as i can. might take a few days to a week."
"Your master fluid is too lite, meaning the wax is heavier than the water. You need to increase the weight water/ master fluid. You can do this by using epsom salts or PG(propylene glycol) . If you choose salts, make a small…"
Hi.This is My first Post in the forum. Was always a bit scared to ask for help but now i have too many questions piling up.I bought an Astro Mini a few years ago. It looks like an MK1 but has a mk2 lightswitch.The liquid is a bit low and the wax melts but stays at the bottom. Both wax and liquid are orange in colour. Not sure if this is an original colour combination and if so is it worth saving?The liquid looks clear but gets a bit cloudy when heated.My thought was to slowly top it up with…See More