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Started this discussion. Last reply by kero48 Jul 10, 2018. 5 Replies

Chrome lava?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. WHAT?! May 31, 2017. 15 Replies

Limited run lunar bottles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alfred Apr 3, 2017. 1 Reply

 

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Keith replied to James K.'s discussion Extending original wax by adding paraffin (or similar) wax? Any experience/comments?
"cap codes are weird and seem to change randomly, but the H1910 is the style and globe color of the lamp.  The 180928 part is probably the date of September 28 2018"
9 hours ago
Keith commented on Howard Hadsall's photo
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"that looks like a happy place :)"
yesterday
Keith replied to Jared Meade's discussion New to collecting and refurbing; NEED HELP, PLEASE.
"The caps on Lava brand lamps before the early 90's were all screw on caps.  They use an O-ring to complete the seal.  The caps can be reused with no problem unless they have been damaged (cracked, shattered).  The O-rings should…"
Thursday
Keith replied to BaBa-Gooey's discussion Making Goo From Scratch - A Tutorial
"I agree that the flow would change if perc is lost.  So sealing the globe is the key.  I would even suggest a temporary seal while adjusting the flow, what I have done before is using plastic over the top and secured with a rubberband."
Tuesday
Keith replied to BaBa-Gooey's discussion Making Goo From Scratch - A Tutorial
"Paraffin wax is candle wax, I doubt that the volume of fumes released would be a problem. The toxicity of perc is a concern but if the bottle is properly seeled it shouldn't be a problem.  However it's up to each individual to…"
Tuesday
Keith commented on Cody Rankins's photo
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From my weekend pickup

"screw cap 52oz my favorite also"
Monday
Keith replied to BaBa-Gooey's discussion Making Goo From Scratch - A Tutorial
"It could be added to the Lava Library also"
Monday
Keith commented on Cody Rankins's photo
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From my weekend pickup

"So when the USA made lamps were more available second had I hardly ever spent more than ten dollars each for one.  At that rate this score is well over a hundred dollars worth.  Can't hardly even find them anymore, much less for that…"
Monday

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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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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 bottle opener,…

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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 11:29pm on January 7, 2018, Joey "Dirtypawz" said…

Hello again 5305 W. 78th.Pl. Westminster colorado 80003

thanks heat from ya soon !! 

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.
 
 
 

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