"Sounds like the Clearview is going to do just fine for you! I feel the same way about them--I caught the bug too. I ended up with 6 or 7?, not sure lol. You are so right Carol, about the flow taking your mind away from your daily woes. That's a…"
"Sounds like you are on the right track Carol! Let us know how it all works out. Oh, btw, one of my "outside" backyard cats has bestowed a litter of 4 darling cute little kittens on us! Cute is an understatement when describing them!! I…"
"Yes! Cats don't have sweat glands so excessive heat can really do a number on them. Even with the ac on I still keep a small desk fan running in my room to keep my guys comfortable. But my 52 oz. vintage lamps like the Aristocrats and Centurys…"
"I run my house at 70, and I own 7 cats! They are fine and my lava lamps all run well. I usually run 3 at a time for convenience and safety although my collection is around 50 lamps, mostly Aristocrats and vintage Centurys."
"The only reason there is an 8 hour cap on running any lava lamp is that they are assuming it will overheat if you run it longer. But if you use a dimmer and tune your lamp to optimum flow, then there is really no limit on how long you can run it.…"
"Of course, get it on ebay! It is called vinyl and/or plastic pvc or electrical tape. Look around the listings to find assorted colors and read the descriptions! The ones you want are rated heat/flame resistant up to 80 degrees Celsius which roughs…"
"It all depends on how long you plan to run your lamp for. If you go with a 40W reflector bulb I would recommend a dimmer so you can back off on the heat if you run the lamp for a long time. I'm sure the 35W bulb will work too, but start up…"
"What you need is called a reflector bulb. I have no idea about which bulbs Lowes has, but you can find these bulbs on ebay. Try searching under "lava lamp bulb". I would go 35W or 40W for the clearviews."
"The multi plug dimmers cost lots more because their power max is way higher than the individual dimmers. I use the single dimmer cords which are pretty reasonable to buy--like you said $4 or so. You are right too Carol, about having "problem…"
"I once used one of my US dimmers rated at 300w on a Mathmos lamp(220-240) and within 2 days the dimmer got fried. I was there each time to watch it but it made no difference except that I unplugged it as soon as it cooked to avoid a fire. The closer…"
"Problem with running more than one lamp on a dimmer is this....one of the biggest benefits to using a dimmer is that you can custom tune your lava lamp to the correct heat maximum for that lamp. Since each lava lamp runs differently even if they are…"
"Actually, there is a scene in Caroline's room and she has a modified Century 100 lamp--US made. I have a spare Century Starlite base and I modified it the same way--I drilled out the holes to a larger size and added more of them too. The…"
I'm a friendly Capricorn...a nature & science buff and now a newborn goohead too! I have 8 cats that all get along! I collect comic~fantasy~pinup art. I love to talk tech, learn to do new stuff and I'm happy to help out if I can. I drive a Mustang, my fourth('86GT, '88LX, '94Cobra, '98GT ragtop), and I love high performance cars. New friends and kindred souls are all welcome! My most recent addiction?? Gookits and Century Lamps!!
Where I Live:
Somerset, NJ (USA)
My First Lava Lamp was:
18" Bullet Type Black Base (32oz?...blue liquid, red goo)...bought from ebay.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
25, mostly 52oz Century and Aristocrat Lamps. I love to make custom "goo kit" versions!
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
My Century Starlite with custom florescent blue lava(Magma Gookit) which changes color as it rises and falls through the red liquid of the globe. Acting as a prism to the halogen bulb below, it displays every color of the rainbow in my lamp! I love the effect. But I have just finished a new custom one of a kind Century Starlite with black base & cap and blue metallic lava...I love it!