The New Platinum Wick
I'm taking some time off this summer to finish up a couple of projects. I do have some information to share with my readers. The info below is about the new wicks for the effusion lamps.
I just received this information for http://www.stonewick.com
This pertains to the new platinum wick for all you effusion lamp lovers!
Most problems that have been reported have been caused by one of 4 reasons. The first thing to make sure is that the catalytic screen is not touching the top of the wick, it should be at least 1/8th of an inch from the top.
Make sure you are only trying to heat up the screen that is going around the wick, you do not want or need a flame of any sort to come from the wick.
I use a jet flame or wind resistant lighter to light the wick. It should only take 10 to 15 seconds to heat the screen. After you see the screen start to glow that should be all you need.
My lamp will burn all day if I let it. If it is placed in front of a fan or under one it will eventually go out.
I have seen a few brands of fuel work for a while but then clog up the cloth part of the wick. The only reason we can see for this is that they put too much fragrance in the fuel because most effusion lamp wicks burn through a lot of fragrance just to get the aroma in the air.
If you are still having problems with the wick please contact us thru the website at Stonewick.com and we will be glad to assist you anyway we can.
We have our own fuel coming out this fall as well as a new wick that has two parts. The top part is the catalytic screen assembly and the other is a replaceable cotton wick.
Thanks to Stonewick for this info!
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