Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

I Can Take No More - Colossus Goo Kit Project (Sorta')

I've tried different coils, removing the small coil, putting in new custom coils, slowly warming the wax for weeks - still my Purple/Pink has not responded.  

It is just too sensitive to temperature changes in its environment - meaning it only runs well in a very narrow temperature range.  I'm convinced its the bloody wax.

So, I've drained the liquid, and I'm in the process of melting the wax on the base.  My plan is to goo kit it with clear liquid and that pretty neon blue everyone likes so much.  This should be fun!


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Rock on!!  I hope it works out but it sucks to spend that much and have to kit it.

Thanks, Keith. It's not quite as bad as you think. This Purple/Pink was heavily discounted. :>)

I'm melting...

With the 250w heat lamp bulb and no liquid, it's not taking long to melt the wax.  It should be ready for the quart jars soon!  Time to can me a Colossus!

Bill - I appreciate the support, and I feel the same way.  I really enjoy this part of the hobby.  These lamps aren't about collecting and putting them in a dark closet somewhere.  I want to clean them, tinker with them, and turn them on and enjoy them with friends and family.  We'll see how this goes, but the worst that can happen is that I go back to the original wax and liquid.  Another thought I had was to superheat the pink wax - maybe that'll break it in!  But goo kit first ....

I wondered if on some of these the water needs to be heavier, as in adding salt, but once you add it you can't take it out.  

Good thought, Keith.  Since, I'm starting from scratch and experimenting - I may try that, too!

Oh, and my dark closet full of lava feels humbled :(

Oh, sorry... That's just me talking.  I do have some lamps that are stored, but I pull them out often!

No problem ;)

Display space is limited so most of my lamps are stored.  At least I have globes to rotate out.

I hate seeing this so much.  I hope it works in the end, but what a shame.  Its so freaking odd as my purple/pink has been mind blowing every single run without fail.  Even when the house has gone from 70 degrees to 76-78 degrees.  Just dim it down a bit and let the show begin.  So sorry Kirk.  :-(

Wow, I can't believe you're GooKitting this! Holy CRAP! I would have opted for a refund, but it's fun to watch someone tinker, too...

I wish you the best of luck, friend. 

i support this project 100%.  just be sure to keep posting lots of pics throughout the process.  good luck!

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