"100% yes...they can and have cracked or exploded. I have installed Claude's capping system onto mine as a precaution...and I still will never start it on full power. I want to keep the thermal stress on the glass to a minimum."
"Yes they take about 8 to 10 hours to start flowing. For optimal flow a few days until you get the dimmer tuned just right. I also never warm mine up on full power because of the risk of cracking the globe. So it usually takes mine…"
"This discussion was very helpful so thanks to all that contributed!
Now I just need to figure out if I return the MSR miniworks for the gravity fed MSR.
That is the great thing about this site... we are such a small % of the population but almost…"