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Old 27-02-2017, 22:38   #76
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I have the Den Haan Trawler lamp.


I've owned it for more years than I can remember and it has been on 4 of my boats. A few years back I was selling my Rawson Pilothouse and a Russian chap was hassling me about it's patina appearance. I kept telling him I enjoyed the vintage look. He kept on and on about how I would like it better if I polished it up his way. I suppose he was speculating I would like it better that way.
I'll join in - we have a very similar lamp too. Ours is not pretty or shiny.
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I'll join in - we have a very similar lamp too. Ours is not pretty or shiny.
I use mine a lot in the winter, I burn paraffin oil... anyone know a good non-toxic soot cleaner for a cabin's textured vinyl headliner? I tried a sponge with dish soap and I tried vinegar... both were inadequate.
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Re: Olive Oil For Hurricane Lamps

I have burned olive oil (admittedly the least expensive I could find) in a YachtBoy. That's the smallest one (7") not the larger version.

It burns okay. The problem I had was the the wick got gummy. I ended up dumping the olive oil out and replacing the wick. For me the olive oil experiment was a failure.
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Old 28-02-2017, 06:11   #79
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I use mine a lot in the winter, I burn paraffin oil... anyone know a good non-toxic soot cleaner for a cabin's textured vinyl headliner? I tried a sponge with dish soap and I tried vinegar... both were inadequate.
Try Krud Kutter. Best stuff ever imo. I have used it to clean the neglect off our boat vinyl. It has removed rust, grease stain, green moldy stains etc. Of course, the older the stain the more likely it wii stay!
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Re: Olive Oil For Hurricane Lamps

I used jet fuel for lamp oil.
Cheap and burns clean.
(I worked at the airport and had easy access to it)
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Quote: "I used jet fuel for lamp oil."

Not for nothing were storm lanterns called "kerosene lamps" in days of yore, tho I must admit that I've head them called "parafin lamps" even in the Sceptered Isle.

Sconce types were always provided with a little "lid" mounted an inch or so above the chimney to catch the soot. Nevertheless, the combustion exhaust spread out from under the chimney into the room and carried greasy soot with it, unless the wick was set quite low and kept well trimmed.

I keep a few around for decorative purposes and to handle B.C.Hydro ("Beastly Hydro") outages. They are fed with extravagantly expensive "lamp oil" that MyBeloved buys in 75ml quantities from "upscale" interior decorating establishments.

I'll bet that "lamp oil" = kerosene :-0)!

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In stores that I frequent: Lamp Oil = Parrafin Oil. It burns relatively clean with emphasis on relatively...
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