"Yea it sounds like you might need a dimmer if 40 watts is too hot, 25 was too cold, and it wouldn't flow. Probablhy need around 30/35 watts, which an inline dimmer could achieve.
Honestly thought I think its just a case of a globe not…"
"Mine's still crystal clear but I don't use it too often. B/c the first one I had I used it mostly every night after a few months wax started to stick to the sides. Luckily I was still able to take it back and get another, they…"
"Wow you've got the whole lava lamp part out...I've never un-threaded that part and had the wires exposed. You should be able to firmly grasp the glass part and the black plastic part and try to rock it side to side...or twist it.…"
"I posted to a thread on here somewhere about removing the globe to change the lamp...just search for torichere lava lamp bulb replacement, should come up. If not I'll try to find it for you. Basically you need to carefully lift up…"
"My heritage and rainbow grandes both take about 6-7 hrs to get going. My Grande from back in 2002 takes about 4. I think the difference is the holes in the base on the heritage ones. I haven't tried the rainbow one in a solid…"
"Carefully lift up on the top of the arm that is sitting on the top cap (that's holding up the torchiere part) and remove the cap. Then you will have just enough clearance to pull the globe out at an angle to get to the bulb. It…"
"thanks for that update. Those look pretty hefty. Never thought about using pipe testers. Was looking everywhere for stoppers and was worried most I've seen wouldn't fit or would just breakdown. Thank you for the tips! Now just have to find…"