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Keith's Discussions

Chrome lava?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. WHAT?! May 31. 15 Replies

Limited run lunar bottles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alfred Apr 3. 1 Reply

CL OKC lava

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Keith replied to Erin's discussion Spammers - someone bothering you? Post here
"Hitting hard tonight"
Feb 16
Keith replied to Chris's discussion new oil needed
"Too much fog juice, start over.  (I'm assuming the wax is still not fully melted) I would empty the fluid and fill half way with distilled water and some surf, let the wax melt and dome at the bottom, add a little of the fog juice at a…"
Oct 4, 2016
Keith replied to Chris's discussion new oil needed
"I think someone has reported using glycerin with success.  I can't say for sure though."
Oct 4, 2016
Keith and Chris are now friends
Oct 3, 2016
Keith replied to Chris's discussion new oil needed
"Propylene glycol is the in fog machine fluid, 50/50 with distilled water.  In stores right now in the holloween supplies.  Sodium-Lauryl-Sulfate (for surfactant) won't be in most stores but if you have a chemical supply store you…"
Oct 3, 2016
Keith replied to Chris's discussion new oil needed
"So the cap is still functional and will hold a seal?  That's good "
Oct 3, 2016
Keith replied to Chris's discussion new oil needed
"I have doubts about that working.  But it won't hurt anything either.  The function of the perchlorate (and the propylene glycol, and the salt) is to increase the density of the water, allowing the heated wax to expand and rise.…"
Oct 3, 2016
Keith replied to Chris's discussion new oil needed
"To start off, that is a Century lava lamp.  They have a 52 ounce globe that is interchangeable with Aristocrat lava lamps.  It is nearly impossible to find a replacement cap for those globes.  You can get bottle caps that size to fit,…"
Oct 3, 2016

Profile Information

Something Interesting About Me:
I am 45, will be married 23 years in January, and expecting our first child January!!! Yeah!!
I and my wife are very commited Christians who believe in Jesus with everything that we are. We also believe in the workings and gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Our expected son is a miracle child that the LORD had promised us beforehand, Praise HIS NAME!!!)

I had two Lava Lamps in the '70s. One got broke (don't move them hot, especially with the cord dragging) The other I got curious about and started playing with the goo. The empty glass does not hold your interest too long.
My wife and I bought a brand new lamp in 1991, white base yellow/yellow.
Since 2004 I have bought many lamps, sold a few when we moved out of California to Oklahoma (some I wish I hadn't) and bought a few more.
Right now, I have eight lamps on display, and five or six packed away (I might use a few for projects, now that I have been inspired here).
(November 2008
Where I Live:
Southern Oklahoma, USA
My First Lava Lamp was:
1974!
Century Red-Yellow
Relationship Status:
Married
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://www.facebook.com/keith.clark1

MY COLLECTION GROWS AGAIN

Recent additions:
11/21/08
I pick up a Pink Swirl with a white/pink globe and a Lava Telephone with a white/blue globe at a yard sale. They cost 6 dollars total! Both seem to have seen little use. The white/blue globe was near perfect from the start. The white/pink globe was cloudy at first, but is now very clear with a great flow.

12/20/08
3 lamps, plus a purple glitter globe! A 32 oz. midnight red/yellow (black cap missing); a "crayon", white/clear with black base and cap; a red/yellow cylinder and black base (no cap, not LW) and the LW glitter globe. At a thrift store, 20 dollars total!

20 lamps now!

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Keith's Blog

Daddy

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 11:49pm 12 Comments

A flame that once burned bright has been extinguished.  A light that has guided me for all of my 50 years.  Taught me how to be strong and gentle, caring and firm.  Showed me how to love life and take joy in the little things.  

Goodbye Daddy, see you on the other side.

Why I like lava lamps

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 5:43am 2 Comments

My reply to http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/why-do-you-like-lava-lamps? , I think I'll just leave this here ;)



The ever-changing interplay of motion and color.  The steady, patient rise to the top, a brief rest then back down for a rest at the bottom.  Light and glowing underneath with a shadow at the top, shading from dark to light, and light to dark.…

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Lamp repair 2 (separated wax)

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:53pm 1 Comment

I was on a roll a couple of weeks ago and repaired 3 lamps in about 1 hour. (plus time for the wax to melt) The first 2 were coil problems (see my blog http://oozinggoo.ning.com/profiles/blogs/lamp-repair ) I had to pop the top on both of those and remove the coil. The first one had to be cleaned and I was able to do it cold. The second one had to be untwisted and I had to melt the wax to get the coil… Continue

Lamp repair

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 10:30am 6 Comments

Well I finally took the plunge and decided to open and repair a few lamps. It was actually not hard at all. I had just found a lamp at a thrift store that was in bad shape, but for $4.00, i figured if I couldn't fix it, at least I would have another base and a globe to work with in the future.




First thing to do is get all of your tools and supplies ready! Flat…

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Where

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:24am 1 Comment

Where has all the Lava gone
Long time passing
Where has all the Lava gone
Long time ago
Where has all the Lava gone
Gone to China every one
When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn?

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At 10:27am on April 23, 2017, Christian BayLee said…
Keith thank so for that picture. Yosemite is so gorgeous, I'm definitely getting there someday. Never been off the east coast. My first trip will probably be to Colorado - wink wink. Either that or a straight up road trip, stopping everywhere we want after I finish college.
At 12:54pm on October 1, 2016, VOXul said…

The speed of that GIF is amazing, HILARIOUS!

At 11:11am on October 1, 2016, VOXul said…

I kept seeing your profile pic, small, thinking it might be RJ MacReady from The Thing, haha! GO JOE!

At 5:47pm on October 22, 2015, Jennifer said…

Hi Keith!  My daughter will be 7 in December!  Parenting is quite the adventure, huh!?  I see your still lava lamping!  I took a break for a while and now am back and obsessed as ever.  Don't know why these lamps make me so happy!  How is your family doing?  We are good-I have a 4 year old as well so they keep me busy!  Nice to hear from you!

At 5:17am on October 18, 2015, Markus said…

Glad you like "Bones" !!! Found this great screenshot and couldn't resist... 

At 5:17pm on September 3, 2015, Carol said…

Um, the only thing I know about being "featured" is when it comes to pics.....not sure what that actually means but thank you and I guess it's a good thing, lol!!!

At 10:52am on December 29, 2014, VOXul said…

AWESOME suggestion for Santa, Keith! You da man!

At 8:41pm on December 14, 2014, Christian BayLee said…
Really? But the wax is no good.. Do u know something I dont :P I'm in south Florida.
At 1:00pm on October 23, 2014, Critter said…
I had been using a level 1/4 tsp per six ounces of purified water. But recently I upped the SLS a bit to a slightly heaping 1/4 tsp. I then use this mixture in the same amount that MT recommends for their surf which is 10 ml per quart...or there about.
At 11:47am on October 23, 2014, Critter said…
 
 
 

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