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Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick wood 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

The water in the lamps, is it the same for all crestworth lamps or does change depending on the age and type of wax, for example would the water used in my 1963 mk1 lamp that has the liquid wax be…Continue

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patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Hi, thanks for the update, when you say you changed the masterfluid in the early crestworth lamps, did you use anything else with the water and soap?"
1 hour ago
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"dont wanne be a dick but theres no way mathmos made any changes through the 70's the name was changed early 90's. I replaced the masterfluid of several creatworth lamps now and they came from 60's to 80's and all worked with…"
1 hour ago
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Yes, crestworth made a few changes through the 60's and mathmos through the 70's, there not all the same, changes in wax, changes in water density, its a minefield tread carefully!"
3 hours ago
Johnny replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"if you use the mathmos fluid in a original crestworth aka wax it will cloud, the liquid contents back in the 60s will be totaly different to modern safety liquid versions, crestworth change the formula numerous times over the years and mathmos have…"
13 hours ago
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Got some propylene glycol from amazon, de-ionised water from Halfords (suitable for lava lamps), a hydrometer/specific gravity tester from e-bay, so time to experiment!"
yesterday
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"mathmos lamps for sure dont work that way, they run on propylene glycol + water in a 30/70 mix + soap...a bit tricky though."
yesterday
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"I dont know if all the crestworth lamp are the same but many if not all of them are running very well with distilled water + some kind of soap that doesnt cloud up the water. I use dish washing soap for babies. I just got an old clouded crestworth…"
yesterday
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Yes could be a problem, I might try it out on another mk1 with solid wax first."
Thursday
Mark replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"I hope it works for you.. I tried this and it didn't work. Assumed it would be okay, but the wax just shot to the top when it warmed up and stayed there. Put the original fluid back in and it worked perfectly again.  "
Thursday
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Have purchased a Mathmos replacement bottle with orange fluid, I will transfer the new fluid into my mk1 liquid wax lamp, as the original fluid is cloudy, fingers crossed it might work!!!!"
Thursday
Modulo '70 left a comment for patrick wood
"Hi Patrick. A very warm welcome to you from a fellow U.K. Crestworth and Mathmos fan. I've also a Mk 1, Mk 2 etc. Love my Astros."
Tuesday
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Water

The water in the lamps, is it the same for all crestworth lamps or does change depending on the age and type of wax, for example would the water used in my 1963 mk1 lamp that has the liquid wax be the same as my other 1964 mk1 that has the setting wax(solid)?See More
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Something Interesting About Me:
retro fan
Where I Live:
Wales
My First Lava Lamp was:
1965 mk2 crestworth
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1963 mk1 with the original liquid wax, 1964 mk1 with solid wax, 1965 mk2 with solid wax
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
1963 mk1 crest worth lava lamp original liquid wax
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At 9:20pm on June 19, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi Patrick. A very warm welcome to you from a fellow U.K. Crestworth and Mathmos fan. I've also a Mk 1, Mk 2 etc. Love my Astros.
 
 
 

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