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At 8:58pm on November 26, 2020, Blender Bach said…

Thanks!

At 9:17am on November 2, 2020, catharine czudej said…

Thanks glad to be an official lava head!!!

I have a question already! 

pertaining to surfactants:

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/surfactant-question

is there one you like? and what's the deal with nameless additives???

https://www.amazon.com/gp/cart/view.html?ref_=nav_cart

At 7:29pm on October 27, 2020, Clinton W Salvato said…

Thanks so much.  Sound like I have something unique then, or at least because it was a second hand lamp, someone combined two lamps.  Maybe the original cap got damaged.  Though I've seen the same lamp in Youtube videos, but no one ever said what it was exactly.  As I've mentioned though, it's gotten to the point where I've considered retiring it, to simply a show piece.  While all the new ones are on a 6 hour cycle and then turn off for at least 4 to 8 hours in between use to rest.  This old one takes maybe about 3 hours and then really starts to have the wax separate until it becomes one big mess of blobs.  Sometimes little ones will continue to move around but then it gets to the point where it just sits there and hardly moves until cooled down.

That's why I pulled it out of the main display in the living room, it just can't seem to handle the same runtime the new ones can anymore.  Sure it works, and heats up, moves around , etc.  However, it doesn't seem to keep consistency after it's been on a while as the other do.  Since I'm just now learning more about these lamps, when should Consider one at end of life? Like I said, it was manufactured in 96, I got it over 20 years from a thrift store so I don't know it's history prior to that.  I know for me, I've used it randomly e.g. I used it regularly for a few years, then it sat for years just as a visual attraction, but off.  Now  in the last year or so, I've started using it more, and have since noticed declining health.

Anyway thanks for helping me at least partially identify it

By the way, with today's tech, I was hoping to see more smart Lava Lamps available.  As it is, I have my main display connected to an Amazon smart plug, and a 6 outlet power strip connected to said plug so, at least I can automate them to turn off and on, on a schedule, or use voice control to turn them off, or on.  Just would be nice to see a model with the smarts built into the lamp.  Have a good night, and thanks again.

At 5:49pm on October 27, 2020, Clinton W Salvato said…

Thanks Claude, I was able to at least narrow it down to being part of the Midnight Series listed there.  I have a couple of uncertainties though.  First: the top cap is black, but is more pointed like the top on one of the rocket models.  The other thing is, all the pictures don't show a lamp with the color liquid and wax mine has.

See included pic.  The lamp in question is the tallest in that particular set, and the one that's off.

At 3:52pm on October 27, 2020, Clinton W Salvato said…

Thank You!  Looking forward to being more involved in the community, and learning more about Lava Lamps.  As I put in my information, I've had one for over 20 years, and just used it.  Didn't really know much about the background of them, or get involved in  a community for them.  I was really excited to find out they're still for sale today.  I hadn't seen any in several years, so thought they had died out, and the one I had was now a historic relic that I didn't want to lose :). While I don't have any of the really old classics, at least the new ones I have gotten still resemble the original design.  My oldest one is the one from 1996, I got second hand.  Beyond that I don't know who made it, or generation it is.  It still works though.

At 10:48am on October 8, 2020, Mick P said…

Thanks a lot, Claude. Looking forward to getting my parents' vintage Astro back up and running.

At 5:33pm on September 21, 2020, Sarah McCabe said…

Hey Claude! Thanks for the welcome! Happy to be here!

At 1:29pm on August 31, 2020, Addison Cihlar said…

Thanks for the add Claude ! Also, the compliment on the lamp I am so stoked about that find, I honestly couldn't believe it was available and for sale  !

At 5:17pm on August 26, 2020, Dakota Searcy said…

Thabks so much for the addition! Happy to be here

At 4:38am on August 19, 2020, Joe wallner said…

Thank you

this looks like an awesome group here. Glad to be part of it.

At 5:11pm on July 29, 2020, K Mertes said…

Thank you! I'm excited I found Oozing Goo. I Lava it a lot!

At 10:40am on July 29, 2020, Matthew said…

thank you very much :)

At 9:17pm on July 25, 2020, Harris Brown said…

Thanks Claude

I am glad to be part of the community.  I am waiting for a couple more lamps to arrive and then I will take a photo

At 10:02pm on July 18, 2020, marco said…

thank you for the warm welcome....

At 11:42am on July 9, 2020, Hazel Gonzalez said…

Thank you,!

At 9:18pm on June 23, 2020, Jess KCR said…

Thanks Claude! 

At 6:14pm on June 22, 2020, FET said…

Thank you!

At 5:40pm on June 22, 2020, AZ said…

Thank you! Good to be here - such a unique forum. I love it.

At 3:23pm on June 10, 2020, Jonathan Zada said…

Thanks Claude!

At 3:30pm on June 8, 2020, Wil Holder said…

thank you....

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