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Old 06-18-2019, 10:17 AM
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Crystallica bubbly

I have a new boxes of Crystallica and I was wondering if anyone else was having problems with bubbles or seeds in their newest boxes of crystallica?
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:01 AM
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When did that get it?
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:06 AM
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I just started loading it in my #400 Stadelman. Got it about a month ago from Olympic.
The first melt of #250 was beautiful. 2050 degrees, no ups or downs... Very clear, no seeds, no cords.... I hope that it continues (knock wood)
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:23 AM
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So you're talking about seeds in the nuggets, not the pot? I've had them a little seedy in the old bird poo, but they always fined out easy enough. Real question to me is if they knocked down the boric enough.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:12 AM
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I got it about 1 month ago i think ??? I cant remember The bubbles are in the top layer and also down deep in the pot. The deeper stuff, thats been a prob for a while. Iím assuming baking soda bubbles might sink and not come up?? But the upper bubbles are a much newer prob
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:10 AM
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How old is the pot along with all the other pesky details like how hot you melt, how frequently you charge, what's the crown condition, blah blah blah.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:25 AM
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The pot Iím using is definitely getting older maybe two years now. Not sure about the crown Iíll have to get back to that later today.
And we charge every single day and I used to get perfect melts.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:02 AM
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A friends last shipment of crystallica was pretty much sweepings of the factory floor. It was full of sand, leaves and what ever else was swept up and dumped into bags.

Totally unacceptable and if you ask me is a sign that the people at crystallica or how ever you spell their name really do not care at all about you, the quality of glass you melt or most importantly, their reputation.
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If I had a pot that was over two years old and I used to melt in it every day and once upon a time got great glass, I might, just might be willing to draw conclusions about process. I change my pots between 70-90 melts. It's sort of like when I wanted to trade in my truck with 203,000 miles on it. The salesman was polite enough to say "Well, you've certainly gotten your use out of it."

Eben is sadly correct about the cullet. It isn't just Cristalica, there are others. It simply comes down to supply and demand , cost and quality. If there's good enough profit in it, there will be sufficient suppliers. If it's a money loser, there won't be but floor sweepings will be available. Keep looking for $1.65 lb plus shipping before the market settles.

I am curious as to why Jordan deleted his thread "Speaking of Cullet".
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:34 AM
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If I had a pot that was over two years old and I used to melt in it every day and once upon a time got great glass, I might, just might be willing to draw conclusions about process. I change my pots between 70-90 melts. It's sort of like when I wanted to trade in my truck with 203,000 miles on it. The salesman was polite enough to say "Well, you've certainly gotten your use out of it."

Eben is sadly correct about the cullet. It isn't just Cristalica, there are others. It simply comes down to supply and demand , cost and quality. If there's good enough profit in it, there will be sufficient suppliers. If it's a money loser, there won't be but floor sweepings will be available. Keep looking for $1.65 lb plus shipping before the market settles.

I am curious as to why Jordan deleted his thread "Speaking of Cullet".
Wouldnít you blame the new batch of glass since it was the first melt with it? I would. Occams Razor and all......
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:48 AM
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A friends last shipment of crystallica was pretty much sweepings of the factory floor. It was full of sand, leaves and what ever else was swept up and dumped into bags.

Totally unacceptable and if you ask me is a sign that the people at crystallica or how ever you spell their name really do not care at all about you, the quality of glass you melt or most importantly, their reputation.
was it boxed or in the blue bag?
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was it boxed or in the blue bag?
I donít know. Does it matter? They put their name on it.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:05 PM
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One of the great difficulties I had with Cristalica ( It's name!) was putting one load on top of another. It was at its worst with different glasses but this is bubbling on top, and on the bottom. I have to wonder why? It almost always seems inevitable that when things go south there are three contributing factors to the incident to create the perfect storm.

The German word for Crystal is Kristal.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:01 PM
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Blue bag seems to be only the patty style the box can be either the patty style or bird dropping style. I have seen the frothing with the bird dropping style but not the patty style
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Iím cranking up the heat and it looks much better. I thought it was hot and i didnt realize someone else was turning it down on me at night.
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Wouldnít you blame the new batch of glass since it was the first melt with it? I would. Occams Razor and all......
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Then again,as Larry Bell once said, "A good craftsman never blames his tools. He blames his assistant. "
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