TeriAnn's Guide to Aladdin Mantle Lamps

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Charring a wick

 

How to char an Aladdin wick

First the wick must be installed in a burner so it can sit between the inner and outer wick tubes. Model 7 and newer burners have both the inner and outer wick tubes as part of the burner base.  Model 6 and earlier lamps have the inner wick tube as part of the lamp base and the outer tube as part of the burner base. Wicks for model 7 and newer wicks can be charred with the burner off the lamp.  Model 6 and older wicks must be charred with the burner mounted on the lamp base.  When the burner is mounted the the lamp base, the generator needs to be removed and the lamp needs to be empty of kerosene.

  • Dip the top of the wick into kerosene for just an instant
     
  • Adjust the wick so the lowest part of the wick's top edge is even with the top of the inner and outer wick tubes.
     
  • Light the wick and let it burn dry on its own.  It will char when the kerosene burns dry.  If the top edge is still uneven repeat the charring process.
     
  • Use the wick cleaner gently on the wick
     

After charring the wick, it may take a few hours of burning before the wick will light a mantle to full brightness.  As it burns, the charred wick will acquire the beveled edge necessary to create the proper flame.

 

 

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