What exactly is the goop inside a lava lamp?

čas přidán 21. 11. 2020
Yep! Gonna get questionably gloopy!
Seriously, Don't try this at home. Only use chemicals in ways they're meant to be used. Be good :)
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  • Well, no effort was put towards my hair at least. Edit to add: I definitely should have worn safety glasses! My bad.

    • Love your topics You shoulda seen what I decided to do with my lava lamp. Smh 110v scary

    • Pure pigments are easy to get - look for "Dry Pigments" they are used by scale modelers for a long while now and avaliable from manufacturers like Vallejo, AK Interactive, Ammo of MIG

    • its quarantine, haircuts are out of the question & even trying to fix it is pretty pointless. keep up the good work btw your videos are always super entertaining

    • I got hold of a 'dis-functioning' lavalamp (cloudy and not rising). I emptied the bottle and separated the paraffin from the liquid. Re-melted all the paraffin and returned it to the liquid. When I turn off the lava-lamp I remove the lamp from the base and put it on a cool surface to accelerate the cooling off period. This prevents the paraffin from mixing with the liquid. Have been using it for 10 years without problems.

    • @TheNextext He made that comment when preloading videos to be published = it was made after upload, but before publication of the video.

  • PPE! I cringed when you were adding that brake cleaner without at least eye protection.

  • When I was a kid I messed up my lava lamp by knocking it over and had to replace the water. I replaced it with normal water and it worked fine.

  • I always give my lava lamps a little taste test.

  • Wouldn't it be easier to produce a larger volume of wax/water and once it's correct, pour it into the bottle?

  • I like your scientific views of ordinary everyday things that we can relate to.

  • Hey just wanted to let you know a lot of brake cleaner is just acetone, some say acetone on the back.

  • Surprised you didn't mention that you should never leave a lava lamp on more than 10 hours max., as mentioned in the directions. I did that a few times and ruined my first one that way. The wax just sits on the bottom now, worthless. Won't flow. Just bought a new replacement. They're only about $25.

  • Powder resin pigments might work

  • cs-tv.org/tv/video-E1cLubV7vuc.html

  • Well I mean it tastes pretty good

  • I love your energy.

  • 2:30 Yeah Greg ༼ ºل͟º ༼ ºل͟º ༼ ºل͟º ༽ ºل͟º ༽ ºل͟º ༽

  • I loved this

  • “Did that cut work, I hope so. Doesn’t matter...”

  • Always play with Brake Cleaner. Got a stain? Brake cleaner. Big bad spider? Brake cleaner. Makeshift flamethrower? Brake cleaner. I haven’t tried it as hair spray yet but that may work too

  • I'll toss out an odd idea of why your water got cloudy while using certain pigments. I spent many years mixing water-based inks for use in the screen printing world. I would make inks using concentrated pigments, binders, softeners , a very large homogenizer and something we called concentrate. Concentrate was the thickening agent that gave the ink it's printable consistency. The concentrate we used was an ammonia based product that thickened the mixture into a consistency that wouldn't fall through the mesh of our screens. The downfall of this concentrate was that it could be broken down with salt. Leftover inks would be homogenized with pellet salt to break it's consistency back to a liquid state. This meant that the pigment was no longer held in a solution with the pigment binder. There is a different version of the ammonia concentrate that we used during discharge printing (prints that needed a zinc formaldehyde sulfate additive, I.E salt in the ink) mix) and the solution was a gum arabic thickening agent. This natural thickening agent didn't not suffer the issue of salt breakdown and could be used without issue for holding pigments in solution. I'm not sure if I'm right, but it sounds like a similar issue. I assume your brine solution broke down the pigments in your paint and dispersed the concentrate that held the pigments in solution.

  • I enjoyed this video and hearing your journey with lava lamps. Perhaps even more enjoyable were the outtakes at the end. Your personality really shines here and there were moments from the outtakes that would make your videos even better. Your real reactions to mistakes are endearing and allow the audience to be in on the fun with you. You certainly don't need the subscriptions but it was nice to see who you are outside of your meticulously planned script. :-)

  • Kremer pigments in NYC is my favorite place to get raw pigments.

  • so something about oil paint, a lot of oil paint pigments are traditionally metal based and very heavy where as cheaper nonmetalic imitations are around now too. The density of the metalic pigment might be causing it to sink to the bottom of the wax and the less dense material might help, but also maybe the linseed oil has a diferent thermal expansion rate that is messing with it also.

  • Flava flamps!

  • What is the clear fluid? I desire to make my own ferrofluid lava lamp.

  • Which oil paint did you use? The cheaper brands often have siccatives added to it that they not always state on the label, that may also have an effect on you wax. Edit: you can also try out encaustic paints, which are wax-based

  • youre very based

  • I wonder if you could make a translucent blob in a darkly dyed water and be able to see through the bottle on the edges sometimes like a tunnel.

  • did you see that lava lamp installation that was using dozens of lava lamps and a camera to generate random numbers more random than all the seudo random number generators that computers use? well, it works pretty well and is kind of neat.

  • just use crayons for the dye lol

  • lol it's so funny when you worry so much about "environmental impact" of one bottle of breakclean when clueless mechanics just spray the shit left and right. No, you are not gonna trigger an environmental disaster with one bottle of break clean. Your little one time experiment is literarly miniscule compared to daily emmisions of it by people just casually using the stuff.

  • Just realized I'm one of the named patrons on this video! Yay!

  • I might be late to the party, but consider heavy liquids. I'm not sure if they are truly commercial available but the more modern chemicals are considered non-toxic and some are non-water soluble. For example, benzyl benzoate is sold outside of the US as a topical scabies treatment and I believe also used as a matrix chemical in coloring dyes to help incorporate non-soluble dyes in oil paints.

  • This vid made things clear for me. Thank you

  • I've had many friends that have literally bathed in Brakleen for years on end and have lived to tell the tale, don't listen to sissy's in California, that shit is a fountain of youth.

  • My brain: don't say it, don't say it, don't say it. My mouth: Someone died from drinking one.

  • This is the 3rd video I've seen on this channel. The lack of research is disappointing butthe use of cancerigenic compound without proper safety mesure is unforgivable. I was on the verge of recommending this channel to my students!

  • Just to note, you can get some brake cleaning products in non-pressurized containers to reduce the risk of breathing it in when transferring it from one container to the other.

  • I can see why someone drank a lava lamp and died now, ITS LITTERALY A BOTTLE

  • If you haven't found a resolution to your chemical waste that you're satisfied with, I wonder if NileRed would have some suggestions.

  • Stg break clean does practically everything

  • Tip: if your lava lamp is still just a blob of wax not really turning into globes and moving, take a blow dryer to it and heat up the sides.

  • Two words: Mustard gas. 50-State brake clean exists to prevent ignorant people from spraying down hot brakes or other hot surfaces and killing themselves.

  • Is it possible that a "Jet Clean" dishwasher additive work better than dish soap as a surfactant?

  • Dude that brake clean is fine ive Been drinking that shit for years

  • Is brown a standard colour for lava lamps?

  • No idea what they actually use, but maybe chlorinated paraffin would work without being supper toxic and volatile; mrsl.roadmaptozero.com/MRSL2_0/Guidancepdf.php?sheet=7

  • Why would they put a bottlecap on top of it? Unless.. they wanted me to drink it!

  • Well today I learned Ed hardy makes wine. Lol

  • Dont worry, the chemical only causes cancer in California. If you arent in California, you're good to go.

  • I never knew lava lamps have the little caps at the top and I felt my world view crack a little

  • Shouldn't there be some kind of thermal compound between the lamp and the bottle? Otherwise the trapped air will just hinder the whole process

  • The sentence: im pretty pro led .btw is one of my favorites ever it genuisly true and so funny

  • Brake clean is great stuff

  • "Water doesn't do that because it's cheeky." Y'know who else is blue and cheeky?

  • 7:13 "... this lamp's goop has been replaced with my very own." just gonna leave that one here

  • short answer, the stuff inside a lava lamp is wax and water

  • Use the wax to start a fire, outdoor fire pit kind of stuff.

  • Just wanted to say I love your content

  • Gotta love lava lamps, tip, don't shake them or they won't work anymore :) Can you even buy these now? I thought they died out in the 70's? when lsd was all the rage ha..

  • This whole video was "it worked! Until it didnt, THEN I MADE IT WORK, till it didnt

  • Your videos remind me of that iCarly episode where they were paid to do a sponsorship for the really dangerous shoes. Where their voices were extremely cheery will talking about how the shoes would catch fire and you could use them to make hotdogs. I LOVE EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF YOUR CHANNEL!!!

  • Take a shot everytime he says "clear" or "clearly"

  • I have a bottle full of tetrachloroethylene pressurized with carbon dioxide and I am definitely not going to use it to make a lava lamp.... or 7.

  • i wanna eat the goo

  • What a wild ride.

  • such an interesting channel. Congrats in educating us ignorant swines

  • at 21:42 you said to put the toaster oven out door. it would also be a whise choice to not use it for food anymore sinds the chemicals can get stuck on the inside an leak on the food and its just a risk not worth risking. take it from a chemist. i realy enjoyed this video

  • Lol I'm scared by the fact I cleaned my hands with brake clean a couple times

  • I'll save youse some time. Buy a lava lamp. Get an empty wine bottle. Pop cap on both. Dump lava lamp contents into wine bottle. Bam. You made a lava lamp.

  • lol lava lamps are cool are all, but glitter lamps are where it's at. They're like a disco ball but wayyyy easier to setup and they're perfect mood lighting.

  • The linseed oil is polymerizing, which is why it's starting to separate out.

  • This still seems like a more responsible use for break clean than my usual task of killing wasps...

  • Damn you went down the rabbit hole I did 2 years ago and reached all the same conclusions lmfao I hit a wall trying to figure out how to make my own dye from commercially available stuff, especially making glitterball lava. Check out my "Elephant's Foot" video if you wanna see one of my experiments melting down metallic oil pastels

  • These are important questions

  • Great video

  • "This lamp's gloop has been replaced with my very own!"

  • "A formula from a 1968 US patent consisted of water and a transparent, translucent, or opaque mix of mineral oil, paraffin wax, and carbon tetrachloride." google: 4 seconds you: 24 minutes i see your game now. the last video was utter BS, stop viewtime grabbing you're just peppering interesting stuff with gamified view-time grabs now

  • Love the Commodore 64 shirt!

  • And just like that I got a New ringtone..... Woohoo turn that down a bit

  • Wax

  • I would recommend storing the old bottles away from direct sunlight as tetrachloroethylene can break down to phosgene on exposure to UV light (which is mega toxic). See here: pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Tetrachloroethylene

  • Clear clearly clear clear clear clearly😂

  • You should see if NileRed can help with this particular conundrum. That would be an awesome collab.

  • Well, tour video has stewed in my mind, and i broke. I bought a new lava lamp. Its been 17 years since i last owned one lol

  • I love the parts when he describes the smell of haloalkanes nostalgically, like it’s no health worry

  • This was brilliant to watch, now I have to find UK alternatives this stuff. And I'm wondering what the goop is in those... decorative maze timer things, if anyone knows what I'm talking about. Little plastic 'tanks' that had lots of little platforms and/or funnels for the tiny bubbles of goop to squeeze through and collect at the bottom through? Then you turned it over and watched it all over again?

  • Andy Rooney has been reincarnated as an informative, useful person.

  • Ok, here's an idea. Melt the wax in the bottle. Put the bottle into the double boiler wish a rag (or canning rack) at the bottom so the glass isn't in direct contact with the metal. Drop in your spring and then add chunks of wax to the bottle and then bring the double boiler to temperature. Get the wax melted, take it off of the heat, and THEN add the brake cleaner. I wouldn't add the cleaner while still on heat because you don't want to evaporate the cleaner, you want it to mix in and as the bottle cools anything in the air inside the bottle should start to condense on the walls of the bottle and fall down into the mix. I would use some sort of rubber stopper or self-sealing cap on the bottle and still inject the cleaner so that you don't have brake cleaner fumes rush out and get you high, but this way you can now swirl the wax around and get the brake cleaner to mix evenly with it before adding the water and without having to deal with open containers of this stuff. Just wrap it in a towel and swirl it around until it starts to solidify. Shaking it would probably work, too, but might coat the inside of your bottle with wax that might take a while to melt off. Swirling it around with the spring at the bottom will probably be enough to whisk it together, though. You might also try adding the pigment to the brake cleaner before mixing it into the wax. This might help get a more consistent color and also might even help the cleaner to mix evenly into the wax. Im imaging that the pigment + brake cleaner mix will work a bit like funky roux for your lava gravy. Then you can put your bottle over a lamp and wait to see if it melts under incandescent temperatures, put back in double boiler and add more cleaner if needed. Once the consistency seems right, then add your water, cap, and then put on your Pink Floyd and take your mollyacid, you goddamned hippy. Get a job cut and a real hair, pinko.

  • Use crayons!! I did this in middle school and had great success.

  • For the density additive, you would likely need a halogenated hydrocarbon. A hydrocarbon with only hydrogen and carbon is quite unlikely to reach the density required. Putting in things like oxygen and nitrogen will make it polar and dissolve in the water. So the only real option is putting a halogen onto it. And in general, iodine is denser than bromine, which is denser than chlorine. Bromobenzene has a solubility of 0.04% in water, and a density of 1.5 g/ml, and a a vapour pressure of 4.18 mm Hg (at least according to wiki). 1,4-dibromobenzene (or p-dibromobenzene) is even less soluble in water and even more dense (1.84 g/ml) and while I can't find its vapour pressure it is likely to be much lower than water. However it is a solid at room temp. However I'm not sure of the solubility of them in parafin wax. As they are non-polar they are likely soluble in it.

  • can I just say that I have set my house on fire trying to recreate the lava lamp with RUBBING ALCOHOL. please do not ever try this, I still have scars from it, but hell am I interested in trying again, this time with non-flammable materials.

  • dude most o'does look overheated not to mention the back one

  • I'd love for you to do a video on a version you'd deem safe to do at home.

  • could you use rgb led's and a induction coil to directly heat the coil in the lamp?

  • I'd prefer leaving it to evaporate outside, rather than in a garage.

  • Today's lamps most likely contain a mix of isopropanol and ethylene glycol as well as water. Basically, instead of increasing the density of the wax, they decrease the density of the liquid. These substances are pretty harmless unless you drink them. But why would you ever do this? Older models did in fact contain perchloromethane (or perchloroethylene) however they stopped using it in the 70s due to health concerns.

  • If you want to know what's in literally anything look at medical documents because docters have to know what in stuff because health reasons

  • "Can't exactly put an LED bulb in an oven can you?" Why yes... yes I can... and did... and wondered why it burnt out so quickly I've learned since then! lol

  • I've been quoted as saying on many occasions, that if my house ever is burning down and I can grab just one thing; it's going to be my lava lamp.

  • I broke an old lava lamp when I was a kid. I remember it smelled like the stuff you use to strip furniture.

  • FYI, Kremer Pigments is the place to go for raw micron-sized pigment powders.

  • You could use an aquarium tool to measure specific gravity of water (salinity )