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Rain drop oil lamps??
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dale anne    Posted 09-17-2004 at 19:33:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Howdy y'all.....hope y'all are all doing well..I have a question first i will try to describe this montrosity that amberly bought lol....ok its them lamps that many folks use to have....has somekind of figure[animal,ladie] in the center and what looks like fishing line all around the lamp...ya turn it on and oil leaks down the fishinline stuff.....hopeive made this description clear lol.....anywho...anyone know what kind of oil was used and can she use baby oil in it instead....we were told to use johnsons rain drop oil but we cant find it anywheres....thanks in advance....dale anne


Rowdy Yates    Posted 09-18-2004 at 08:12:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I own about 35 of those lamps my father has about 20 or more. You use mineral oil in them. The best place to find it is Walmart believe it or not. Do not use baby oil or anything else in them, baby oil will work and it makes the room smell like baby oil for a while until it starts to "rot", then you have to tear it completely apart and clean it thoroughly. It can really get rank, depending on the oil. Also a lot of baby oil is too thin and it won't "rain" properly (drops run too fast and are too small).If the lamp hasn't been used for a while, I would at least remove the bottom and clean it, because the oil may become yellowed if there is a bunch of dirt etc. in it and then you would have to change it. The strings should look like brand new clear fishing line, if not, you can clean them with a rag and dish waching soap.
I have rebuilt quite a few of these lamps, depending on the size of the lamp, it may hold 1-3 quarts of oil, just dump it in the bottom until it starts pumping it, then add just a little more, good luck!

Rowdy Rain Lamps


dee    Posted 01-25-2006 at 12:16:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I read on the sight about the fact you or rowdy yates work on these light I need some help with mine. I didnt know if you can help me.


ron,ar    Posted 09-17-2004 at 20:51:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't use 90 wt gear oil, it smells funny.


You can...    Posted 09-17-2004 at 19:41:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
use regular baby oil for that and it will work just fine. I have one similiar to yours I think.

Clipper:^)



DD    Posted 09-17-2004 at 19:41:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you're talking about, my Mom usedta have one of those. Baby Oil won't work because the other oil is thicker. I'll ask her tomorrow what the name was and where she gets it if you haven't gotten a lead on it by then. Good to see you DaleAnne, how's that pitchfork...LOL!


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