Kenmore (Sears) heater wick?

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Kenmore (Sears) heater wick?

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My Kenmore branded kero heater needs a new wick. I think it's the Perfection 500--currently out of stock at Miles Stair's, but I'm not sure. I thought MS listed the ID and OD of their wicks, but if so, I can't find it.

Mine is 2 1/8" OD, 2 1/2" ID.

If anyone has one or knows where to get one, let me know.

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Can someone at least let me know if the Perfection 500 wick will fit, using dimensions above?
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Is that the heater that looks like the old perfections? Or is it a more modern.

I'll go measure a wick.
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I'm confused (happens a lot anymore) the OD is smaller than the ID?
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Does it have a fount like this? If so, mine measures 2-1/2'' id and 2-7/8' od.


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Majicwrench wrote: Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:11 pm I'm confused (happens a lot anymore) the OD is smaller than the ID?
Uh, senior moment. 2 7/8" OD, 2 1/2" ID.

Like the one Quick Cal posted--but what is that? Perfection 500?

Mine is shaped like a Perfection, but styled like a big, black tin can. Purely utilitarian. Real Perfections go for hundreds around here on the rare occasion I find one. I think I've seem two at sales so far.
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That's just standard Perfection 500 wick. If you can't find any I probably have a couple downstairs.

Perfections are cheap up here. I would much rather have a tin can than one of those glass things. I sold mine, tippy, gonna break someday, kind of a glaring light.
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Yeah, Keith, I'd sure like to buy one of the mantles! Mine's completely done and it's COLD in the shop!

PM me with details.

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pm sent
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Just in time! It's been freezing in the shop lately--it's primarily heated by waste heat from our 1,200 gallon water heater and very poorly insulated.

I got a new wick from Keith--thanks, man--and got it installed today.

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Considering that the Perfection 500 wick is out-of-stock at Miles Stairs, I think I'll see if I can get another 1/4" or so out of the old one by moving the collar down. I might not be able to burn the last few oz.s of fuel in the fount, but still....
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You've got the right idea. On some Jap kero heater I have/had, I moved the collar down a bit and it worked great.

Glad you're staying warm!
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Cool picture and nice that you got the heater up and running. Been chilly down here as well. 🥶
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Insulation is cheap, rattle the boss's cage for some foil backed insulation so you don't have to sheetrock it...
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Yeah, I've been slowly getting it insulated whenever we have some left-over foam insulation. Still one wall to go, and several places that I'll have to remove shelving, etc. to insulate the walls. You'd think after 20+ years in the shop I'd have gotten around to it.

It's 14F outside right now and I'm really appreciating the heater!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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