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Glitter lamp bottle appears to be glued to base, Is this normal? How can I put in a fresh bulb?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiki Carol Sep 26. 2 Replies

It's the only glitter I have. Purchased used but bulb burned out. I can not access thru base either.Continue

Question on Liquid Paraffin vs Kerosene and an obseravation.

Started this discussion. Last reply by tim Feb 25. 1 Reply

First off; the observation. After months of trial and error (more error) it has been brought to my attention the most ratios stated in formulas are by weight NOT by volume. I feel this lil tidbit…Continue

I really thought I had this one figured....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jsmooth Mar 4. 3 Replies

After 3 weeks off n' on with this red one, I thought I had it working. Goo started to dome up nicely over the course of the first hour then "POOF" 3/4 of the wax headed north. Goo formula: is 2 parts…Continue

What is the correct ratio for liquid to goo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Jan 29. 1 Reply

I see many formulas for the goo and many for liquids but no where is there a goo to liquid ratio by volume.It may be berried here on the site, but search yields tons of info but nothing on this…Continue

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Tiki Carol replied to Tiki Carol's discussion Glitter lamp bottle appears to be glued to base, Is this normal? How can I put in a fresh bulb?
"I ended up heating the "joint" at glass and base; under water like you'd do a jar lid. Gentle tap and came right apart."
Sep 26
MileHigh replied to Tiki Carol's discussion Glitter lamp bottle appears to be glued to base, Is this normal? How can I put in a fresh bulb?
"You really should post an image of your glitter lamp so people can see what type it is and help you determine how to change it's bulb."
Sep 23
Tiki Carol posted a discussion

Glitter lamp bottle appears to be glued to base, Is this normal? How can I put in a fresh bulb?

It's the only glitter I have. Purchased used but bulb burned out. I can not access thru base either.See More
Sep 20
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Jun 14
Jsmooth replied to Tiki Carol's discussion I really thought I had this one figured....
"Of course if it gets too heavy you can counterbalance with glycerine or propylene glycol."
Mar 4
Tiki Carol replied to Tiki Carol's discussion I really thought I had this one figured....
"Thanks, I will be doing this soon."
Mar 4
tim replied to Tiki Carol's discussion Question on Liquid Paraffin vs Kerosene and an obseravation.
"It is far easier to be accurate with weight than with volume which is why it is used (same reason professional bakers weigh their flour). if you know the density of your ingredient you can calculate the volume relatively easily, and until literally…"
Feb 25
Tiki Carol posted a discussion

Question on Liquid Paraffin vs Kerosene and an obseravation.

First off; the observation. After months of trial and error (more error) it has been brought to my attention the most ratios stated in formulas are by weight NOT by volume. I feel this lil tidbit should be stickied somewhere so folks new to the hobby will not waist time and money believing everything is by volume.On to the question. When Liquid Paraffin is mentioned are we taking Kerosene (UK) or actual Liquid Wax Paraffin (US) ?Thanks n happy goooin' See More
Feb 25
Jsmooth replied to Tiki Carol's discussion I really thought I had this one figured....
"I've had luck with dripping a bit of "perc" into such a problematic goo chamber. Let the lamp cool completely, then pour out 3/4 of the master fluid, turn on the lamp and let it warm up completely, then add a few drops of perc from a…"
Feb 24
Tiki Carol posted a discussion

I really thought I had this one figured....

After 3 weeks off n' on with this red one, I thought I had it working. Goo started to dome up nicely over the course of the first hour then "POOF" 3/4 of the wax headed north. Goo formula: is 2 parts wax to 1 part brakleen and a touch of petroleum jelly Liquid is 2 parts distilled water to 1 part Propylene Glycol with a few drops of dish detergent.1 gal. container and I'm using a 40w Bulb.Which way to go with what?? Thanks in advance.See More
Feb 23
Claude J replied to Tiki Carol's discussion What is the correct ratio for liquid to goo?
"This is not from Lava Lite.Its just my approximate usageFor years I just eyeballed it to the level right before the line in the globe Recommended wax amounts 20oz/14inch lamp           130ML 32oz /17inch…"
Jan 29
Tiki Carol posted a discussion

What is the correct ratio for liquid to goo?

I see many formulas for the goo and many for liquids but no where is there a goo to liquid ratio by volume.It may be berried here on the site, but search yields tons of info but nothing on this specifically. See More
Jan 29
tim replied to Tiki Carol's discussion Update 2
"you got the wax to move which is a great start. i've had good luck adding some vaseline (petroleum jelly) to the wax to make it a little runnier. just be careful if you do that because petroleum jelly is lighter than paraffin wax and you may…"
Jan 27
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Update 2

Update 2: As you can see from pic, I pulled the trigger on the PG.I figured if I was gonna build some lamps I might as well do it right.Chucked all wax and liquids I had mixed thus far.Cleaned bottle and went with 70% wax to 30% Brakleen, Distilled Water with PG till I got action.Teeny bit of dish soap - not even a full drop.Kinda like the mini balls floating but still up for more suggestions from here.See More
Jan 19

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Something Interesting About Me:
Retired artist now doing paper mache' as a Hobby Business. Recently rekindled my love of Lava Lamps which fit perfectly with my love of all things Polynesian
Where I Live:
Sunny Florida
My First Lava Lamp was:
Way back in the early '70's bought from "Heads Together" an Underground mall in Pittsburgh (for real, it was in the basement of the building - open 24/7 at that time).
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1 kind of working and 4 customs in varying stages of completion.
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
The one with the flower tray. Had it about 6 years ago and Hubby mistook it for Flea Market product.
Relationship Status:
Married
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