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Any ceramic icon collectors still out there? Sun and Moon ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by tweavs Jan 20, 2020. 5 Replies

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BamaMatt replied to Ryan's discussion Schylling and Lava Lamp's Future
"Has anyone replaced the liquid on the new lamps?  I have a grande from 2017 that is balanced to run with zero propylene glycol. Just straight up distilled water, which of course is much easier to freeze than a lamp with say 30% propylene glycol."
Tuesday
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion DIYers- what kind of bottle capper do you own?
"My understanding is hand held cappers won't work."
Tuesday
BamaMatt liked Tevfik Dogruman's discussion Making lava lamp step by step (Blue lava)
Feb 21
BamaMatt liked Tevfik Dogruman's discussion Making lava lamp step by step (Blue lava)
Feb 21
BamaMatt replied to Autumn's discussion The lava still flows (Colossus Gookit)
"There's somebody on Reddit who added bleach to an Astro mini to change the color of the liquid. I'm sure a little bleach would help prevent growth, although I don't know how the wax would react long term. "
Feb 19
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Since you are experimenting with propylene glycol you may be interested in this old patent.   https://patents.google.com/patent/US3570156A/en In it Mr Walker describes using 30% pg to improve startup time and lessen the effects of ambient…"
Feb 18
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"The red one looks ok right now. I'm interested to see how it looks after you get a chance to run it several times to break in."
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Adding perc to paraffin makes a form of chlorinated paraffin, but perc is toxic and most attempts at using it result in wax that eventually loses its proper balance. Chlorinated paraffin is used in industry, but I haven't seen a source for…"
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Judging by the pictures Tevfik has the formula perfected. Where did you get the chlorinated paraffin though? You use that instead of perc right?"
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Microcrystalline wax is derived from petroleum jelly. From what I've read on this site, microcrystalline wax helps make the lava opaque."
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Here's a line from the original US patent describing the wax: US3387396A     https://patents.google.com/patent/US3387396 A suitable liquid for the globule has been found to comprise mineral oil, paraffin and a dye when it is…"
Feb 16
BamaMatt liked KittenChops's discussion Now that's what I call FLOW!
Jan 24
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Jan 20
BamaMatt replied to dusty fox's discussion black
"On the top right side of the page you should see your user name next to the search box. Click your name. On the next page on the left below your photo, you should see your user name and below that it should say customize. Click that. It should take…"
Jan 17
BamaMatt replied to Skippy's discussion Large Mathmos Lunar/IO bottles same formulation as small bottles?
"Check out Coolsox's Rocket XXL. https://oozinggoo.ning.com/video/xxl-rocket-lamp-from-goolamp Its several times larger than a Lunar and he filled it with 14 Astro bottles. Judging by the flow he's getting with the astro wax its probably all…"
Dec 16, 2020
BamaMatt commented on Coolsox's photo
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XXL Rocket from Goolamp

"I think it looks better this way as well.   I'm really curious to know what you filled the bottle with. Is it good kit or did you use multiple Mathmos bottles? "
Dec 12, 2020

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Something Interesting About Me:
Former Navy
Where I Live:
Alabama
My First Lava Lamp was:
20 oz blue and white
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
5
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Purple and yellow 52 oz
Relationship Status:
Single
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http://www.secrant.com

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