Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

I re-posted this in the help section in case people didn't see it. Thanks to LUV MY LAMPS for the idea to do this.


I didn't want to spend a ton off money on a filter for lamps I wasnt that happy with so I tried the 14.99 PUR water filter pitcher. It worked out great. Here's how I did it.

I started with my new clear 20 ounce China lamp. The water was milk white before I started and it came out like this.


It only lost a slight amount in the transfer which I added distilled water through the filter to the lamp to top off. Then I did my green lamp. Pretty successful Before and After


Then my red lamp, blue and purple. here's a pic of the blue before and after.


heres some pics showing what i did with the pur filter. When I was done I ran hot water through the filter for a few minutes and the water started coming out clear again so it seems I'm ready to do more if I need to. It did a nice job for 15 bucks. Thank you to the person that posted this idea first!




They didn't turn out too bad for kinda crappy China lamps to begin with. I'm happy with what I learned tonight if I end going back to more high end American made lamps. Thanks for looking!

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another option I use

www.6-ft-under.com said:

Yes, you can recap a grande. Take the top off carefully, try not to bend it. After filtering the lamp put a small amount of gasket sealant on the inside ring of the lid. Not the whole lid....just where it sits down on the glass. Put very little or it will squeeze out into the lamp. Then have a friend push down on the top while your crimp the metal cap back under the lip like it was before you took it off. Let it sit without running for 48 hrs to let the gasket sealant cure. Now you are good to go. I have done two grandes like this and (knock on wood) neither one of them leaks.
"Bert"
6-ft-under.com

you pry the cap off carefully with a small screwdriver then a larger one as you revolve around the globe opening it a bit more at a time each revolution, then use glue to put it back on as you tap the crimp back in place
Somewhere on this site is a tutorial I made showing how to do this





goodude26 said:

I want to filter the liquid in my Grande.....question is. How in the world do I seal the globe back up?? It has a big friggin' hole at the top and I know the cap isn't going back on because of the way it's made. What have others used to re-seal their Grandes?

W_J



Claude J said:

you pry the cap off carefully with a small screwdriver then a larger one as you revolve around the globe opening it a bit more at a time each revolution, then use glue to put it back on as you tap the crimp back in place
Somewhere on this site is a tutorial I made showing how to do this





goodude26 said:

I want to filter the liquid in my Grande.....question is. How in the world do I seal the globe back up?? It has a big friggin' hole at the top and I know the cap isn't going back on because of the way it's made. What have others used to re-seal their Grandes?

W_J

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