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Dec 21, 2015
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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…"
Aug 8, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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…"
Aug 7, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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…"
Aug 6, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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."
Aug 4, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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.…"
Aug 2, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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…"
Aug 1, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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…"
Jul 31, 2014
TomK replied to Brian's discussion Source for replacement bulb for clearview?
"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."
Jul 30, 2014
TomK replied to Woodvetch's discussion LAVA LAMPS IN THE MEDIA
"Looks like a silver Century Starlite w/white lava & blue liquid....cool!"
Jul 28, 2014
TomK replied to Woodvetch's discussion LAVA LAMPS IN THE MEDIA
"Critter, thanks for the update on the new Century lamps! I had no idea if they are Chinese or not. I was thinking about buying one so you got me just in time!"
Jul 21, 2014
TomK replied to Woodvetch's discussion LAVA LAMPS IN THE MEDIA
"This has already been covered."
Jul 13, 2014
TomK replied to Carol's discussion Wow What A Difference
"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…"
Jul 5, 2014
TomK replied to Carol's discussion Wow What A Difference
"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…"
Jul 5, 2014
TomK replied to Carol's discussion Wow What A Difference
"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…"
Jul 5, 2014
TomK replied to Woodvetch's discussion LAVA LAMPS IN THE MEDIA
"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…"
Jun 30, 2014

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Something Interesting About Me:
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!
Relationship Status:
Single
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://comicartfans.com

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At 11:06am on January 15, 2014, Mark Goo said…

Anytime!

At 11:00am on January 14, 2014, Mark Goo said…

Happy Birthday from the Goo!

MG

At 11:37am on January 15, 2013, Mark Goo gave TomK a gift
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Happy Birthday from the Goo! May you get another LL today, MG
At 2:10pm on January 10, 2013, Free Bird said…

Hey Tom, welcome to you as well.  :)

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't email her so I wasn't aware what it was all about. The good thing that came from her friend request was it let me know I was now a member of Oozing Goo. lol

Have a good one. :)

 
 
 

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