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I saw someone do this on line so i made my own from compression fittings. I love em! Don't have to worry about burrowing tunnelling wicks, sidewall blowouts. Perfect

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They are basically oil candles made from 22mm central heating compression fittings and pipes.

The wick used is 8mm fiberglass and threaded down the pipe and supported by a brass hosetail at the top. Unscrew the hosetail and fill pipes with lamp oil. Fiberglass wick never burns away. I've burnt these for over 400 hours now and not even lost 1mm of wick.

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28 minutes ago, Rich said:

They are basically oil candles made from 22mm central heating compression fittings and pipes.

The wick used is 8mm fiberglass and threaded down the pipe and supported by a brass hosetail at the top. Unscrew the hosetail and fill pipes with lamp oil. Fiberglass wick never burns away. I've burnt these for over 400 hours now and not even lost 1mm of wick.

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Amazing.  You’ve found the right wick for that height! Have you ever scented the lamp oil?


I make ceramic containers, and need to figure out the sizing for a clay oil lamp to round out my chandlery bucket list. 

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Never tried to scent the lamp oil. My brain says you won't smell it since there's zero melt pool. Yes  8mm fibreglass capillarys the full 14 inches.

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