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Author Wolf Lamp
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Wolf Lamp
Posted: 10/10/2012 01:07:40
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Recently bought a Wolf Safety Lamp off Ebay (has Sheffield etc. engraved on it) and filled it with lighter fluid. Have managed to get it to light twice so far but it takes around 15 mins of repetitive lighting with a lighter until it remains lit - keeps going out as soon as I put the top on. Am I doing something wrong?! Bored

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Posted: 10/10/2012 01:27:21
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Not much to go wrong with it really
Check the gauze's that fit inside above the glass are clean and use the little knob on the base to adjust the wick up a bit
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Posted: 10/10/2012 01:43:18
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Ah ok, how far up should the wick be roughly? Made the mistake of having it too high and the gauzes ended up covered in soot.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 09:27:01
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pringledude wrote:

Ah ok, how far up should the wick be roughly?


Only wind up enough wick to allow it to light, 2mm maybe. As soon as it's lit wind it down so the flame is about 5mm or less.

The wick will be back in the brass sleeve by now and the flame burning just above it.


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Posted: 10/10/2012 19:49:27
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Managed to get it burning right now. Thanks for the help Smile

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Posted: 15/10/2012 21:40:52
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shouldn't this lamp use paraffin/lamp oil because lighter fluid will evaporate quicker and is more volatile than paraffin. i have a wolf type fs and only ever used paraffin...of course i could be wrong........
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Posted: 15/10/2012 22:10:52
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NO, it is designed for detecting the nasty gasses that are generated by burning Parafin!!!

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