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hikerduane
Having trouble getting a new wick inserted into the tall riser.  Any trick or wick with tight weave?  Tiki torch wick isn't easy to work with when putting the small rod down the middle of the wick after the wick innards are pulled out.
Is brass mesh a good option or does it allow too much flow?
Duane
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Gavercronos
Mine doesn't have anything of the sort in it. I got myself a steel bar, 1/4 inch I think, and cut to length and dropped it in. Put a small wad of bronze wool in the bottom and called it good.
WillCat

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SteveRetherford
here is a crappy pic of how i used to em , i have used thin wire and dental floss to tie em up enough to get em inside the tube , then i got some hollow asbestis wick just like the originals , stuff the rod inside and trim to fit , but i have been searching for more and it just doesnt turn up much at all .

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hikerduane
Thank you.
I just can't get the short rod threaded thru the wick I got, even with the center material removed.  Thinking of rolling up some brass mesh, making a finer mesh dish to filter at the top.  This one doesn't have the part with the dished face and holes.  I think other mods will work.  I have more early lamps still to fettle as well as a couple Nulites from early years.
Wish I could find the original type wick material.
Duane
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WYSIWYG
Steve,

Is my hollow asbestos rope the correct stuff ??
John        
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hikerduane
I think I saw on the bay, wicks that resemble the weave of original material.  Since this one is about wrapped up, will see on my next trip to town if the hardware store has something similar.  
Fabricated the screen and the dished cup that go under the jet after lunch, turned out good, passes air, will try some fuel.
Duane
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hikerduane
Got it!  I can hear it surging some, but light is little affected, thinking a better wick might resolve it.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
Steve,

Is my hollow asbestos rope the correct stuff ??
 
John      

  absolutely the best way to go John , was trying not to mention names LOL  these lamps only use about a 4 inch piece .
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Duane
Whats the bronze mesh your using? Any chance it’s lacquered or coated?
Thank you
Kevin
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hikerduane
Kevin, bare brass 40 ct mesh, I use it in my Primus 96 stoves.  Did not use it in this lamp, trying one thing at a time, I do think it needs something besides what I put in as there is a pulsing sound. 
Duane
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1hpycmpr
IT’S ALIVE!!!  Nice job, Duane!
Mark
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hikerduane
Thank you, need to find proper wick material for all these.
Duane 
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Chucker
Success Duane! If it works, it works. 
Chuck
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SteveRetherford
what else was in the tube ?? there is suposed to be steel rod filling the whole area under the packing in the genny ruducing the volume of fuel inside to vaporize , you have that in place ???????????
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hikerduane
Only thing I removed was the short rod that was in the wick, but did file the long rod some so the cobbled pieces would fit before I took them out, just have to move quick when I remove the riser and forget the rod is in there and it hits the floor.  Like Homestrand Mariner alky stoves, I think I need the proper wick to stop the surging sound.  It ran quiet last night for 5 minutes before the sound came back.  I removed the fine mesh cup and brass cup with two holes I punched in it because the tip plugged twice and I didn't want to remove them again, those may help with the surging noise.  Also, maybe some of the 40 ct brass mesh I have wrapped around the long rod might help with the noise.  The riser needs to have thread sealer added since it leaks there at the valve.
Duane
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WYSIWYG
Duane,

I have the proper material , I'll send you a PM
John        
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hikerduane
Thank you, money sent.  Can get the last two set up then.  More oldies to work on.  This one had a really stuck wick.
Duane
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Hot Diggity
You've got it looking pretty well sorted out.  Not bad for a stove guy.  

If you want to tame Tiki wick or anything else that's in strands, stuff it through a 2" or so long piece of McDonald's plastic drink straw.  Stuff some in, pull to one end, slide the next piece in and poke it through with a tooth pick.  Pull it even with the first and then add until you have the desired diameter.  Once you have the diameter you need wrap it at the end of the straw with wire and slide the straw back as you wrap.  

This is pine needle basket making technique, but it works with anything in strands. 
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hikerduane
I received some asbestos wick from a member and cut two pieces 3 1/4" long, then dipped in kero with the small rod inside, went real easy into the riser.  Did both my AA's, one I made the two pieces to go at the top, have yet to fire them both up again.  Really helped to have the right material.   The fiberglass unravels and has many fibers that could clog a jet.  Been working on the remaining six lamps from the auction, have only checked a few for leaks since fettling them.  
Duane
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Chucker
I used a few inches of tiki torch wick stuffed in there with a piece of brass mesh before the orifice on my AA. Works well. 
Chuck
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hikerduane
It's funny, the Air O Lite has so many obstacles for the fuel to go thru, amazing my little Primus 96 kero stoves just have the rolled up brass mesh stuck up into the burner, that's it.
Duane
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