Found oozinggoo.com when I was looking for ways to repair the Grande I picked up at CostCo a few years ago. It's one of the Chinese made ones that has gone extremely cloudy and ceased to flow (going to try replacing the fluid one of these weekends).
It was here that I found out about really big Lava lamps. I was bowled over by videos of the Colossus lamps and really want to see if I could get one, I couldn't find them available anywhere so I wrote LavaLite. I wanted to let this group know what I got this from Lava Lite today:
We have a special promo on the Colossus for serious buyers. This will be the last time the Colossus will be seen.
Please see attached promo sheet with pricing included.
If you are interested please contact on my direct line at 630-496-6663.
Customer Service Representative
630-496-6663 direct line
Sadly these prices are outside of my discretionary funds, even though they include shipping. I post it in hopes that someone here may be interested.
Here's another technique I'm using successfully
Turn the lamp on full.
Once it melts to the point of "chunky flow"...
Turn down to about 60-70ish percent
That's sort of the breakthrough that happened earlier this week and keeps my lamp running pretty well non-stop.
Also when you see the 1st sign of it "going the way of hovering blobs", nip that in the bud and dial back until you don't see any bare coil peeking out. Once the wax has massed up and covers the coil, slowly start dialing up again to get it flowing again
I think they all have 2 coils. I have a clear/red like yours. Mine won't even flow without coming off the coil, except it comes off the coil on the opposite side of the smaller coil. I can dim it down all the way until it does not flow and it will be fine, but as soon as it gets hot enough to flow it comes off the coil. I am going to leave it on all night at a very low temperature to see if it will somehow bond with the coil, but I am a bit pessimistic. I have had lamps where the wax came off the coil and the only solution I ever found was to replace the coil. Needless to say I do not want to have to replace the coil in this lamp.
is your small one in the center?
And I would also add, really let it flow and get the wax heated real well, then crank it back. In my 70-75 degree room with no fan, I get good, long term flow with my Y/P at about 35 minutes - give or take a minute. :>)
For my Y/P, this 35 minute sweet spot has only been possible in the last week. I think working the wax for several weeks is also key to eliminating the stuck flow.
I'm still trying to prevent my P/P from getting stuck. For now, I'm abandoning the heat it slowly for days approach and shifting to the crank it up, get it flowing, and crank it back to 35 minutes approach. I'll let you know if it works...
Many thanks to everyone for their comments and ideas. Ya'll are a great bunch of folks!
Lest we forget why we are so obsessed with the Colossus, here is a picture of a yummy column my Y/P just produced:
Heat your lamp on max until it melts and begins to flow, now crank it back to about the 33 minute marker
i bet that column looks sick in person. nice!
It flowed for a couple hours yesterday. I found a spot on the dial that lets the lamp flow during the day and solidifies at night when the room cools off. I talked to Dale and he said the ones in the office exhibited the same behavior and for their lamps it went away with use.
same here, the room temp plays a huge role on lamp performance. I get up at 6am and found my lamp not flowing at the "sweet spot" the temp at 6am was 60" so when I put the heat on, and the temp was 68" within the hour the lamp was flowing perfectly.
Sweet pic. The wood base look better then I thought it would. I like it with that color combo. I wish my wife would let me get another one.