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Old 01-04-2010, 20:50   #16
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Just found this thread because my boat came with two weems & plath yacht lamps -- the regular and the mini. I got the bottoms off so can fill them with oil and replace the wicks (thank you, Chief Engineer!) and polished them up. They're gorgeous. But I still can't figure out how on earth to light the darned things.

Where do they open to light the wicks?



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Old 01-04-2010, 22:44   #17
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I've played wih these before but I can't remember how they are lit.. someone here must know but, if not the folks at worst... er, I mean westmarine should be able to help as they always seem to be in stock or on display there.
They are nice little lamps and the wick advance is pretty clever

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Apparently, you remove the chimney, to light the wick.

.}{1 Instructions for use of the oil burners
Follow these tips to ensure that you get many years of use from your oil burner.
.}{1 Remove the oil holder from the lamp before filling it with lamp oil.
.}{2 Remove the lamp chimney and carefully unscrew the burner (be careful not to use the stem of the burner as a lever when doing this).
.}{3 Fill the oil holder approximately 3/4 full with pure petroleum or a colorless lamp oil.
.}{4 Screw the burner back on the oil holder again. Leave the wick to become fully saturated for approximately 30 minutes.
.}{5 Turn up the wick until it emerges just above the wick holder.
.}{6 If necessary, trim the wick level using a pair of scissors or sharp knife.
.}{7 After lighting the wick, replace the lamp chimney and keep the flame low until the cold glass has time to warm so as to prevent the glass from cracking.
.}{8 Now adjust the flame such that there is no smoke. When the lamp is first used this adjustment will need to be repeated a number of times as the wick stretches.
.}{9 To extinguish the burner, turn the wick down until the flame goes out.
.}{10 Allow the lamp chimney to cool before relighting the lamp.
.}{11 To prevent the swollen wick from damaging the turning mechanism of burners, it is recommended that the wick be replaced on an annual basis.
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Old 02-04-2010, 14:35   #19
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Anybody have a good source for these Lamps- esp. the navigation lamps? I don't like the replicas coming out of the east nowdays...

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