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Old 15-08-2011, 10:49   #16
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Re: Lamp Oil

i use a razor--straight razor to trim y wicks --flat, round, all. works well.

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Re: Lamp Oil

I used to cut the top straight, and then trim the ends in a slight curve (like a fingernail).
A straight cut wick will not burn completely and be smoky/sooty. A pointed wick will burn hot & fast, but give out little light.

See also ➥ Proper Wick Trim for Oil Lamp

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