WICK TIP # 1
FOR LONG WICK LIFE AND PROPER HEATING EFFICIENCY
are for Fiberglass Top Wicks. If your heater uses an all cotton wick,
this procedure should not be followed. Most wicks have a fiberglass top
and cotton bottom.
""Dry Burning"" simply means to let the heater run dry of
kerosene and extinguish itself. If you can turn the wick up to maximum just before it goes
out, better wick cleaning will occur. A few drops of our "Scented
Wick Cleaner" directly on top of the wick
before dry burning, will help deep clean the wick, also.
If the wick
is real bad, allow heater to cool, then light wick and dry burn the wick a second time.
This whole procedure can get a little smelly. Best to do it outside, in a garage or on a
Heater "Tune-Up Kit" has everything you need to take
proper care of your heater and wick.
The wick can collect gradual deposits of
black and hard material on top of the wick during long periods of burning or if
using red colored kerosene* and the following symptoms may occur.
1. Ignition of the wick becomes difficult.
2. Up and down movement of the wick becomes difficult.
3. For Radiant Heaters: the radiant screen in the glass enclosed heat chamber
does not glow red hot.
4. For Convection Heaters: the flame tips can not reach the top of the heat
5.The time between Ignition and normal burning is too long.
6. Strong fumes or odor develop.
*If you are using red colored kerosene, you may need to Dry Burn your wick more
often than if you were using clear kerosene.
MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY OF HEATER USAGE
This can be accomplished by dry burning the
wick as it accumulates a deposit of tar and carbon.
The first Dry Burning should occur within one week from the heater's first use
or after about 3 tanks of fuel.
This is very effective and helps condition the fiberglass wick for longer life,
less odor and peak heater performance.
Under normal usage, most people will Dry
Burn their wick about once a week. Contaminated kerosene, old kerosene and dyed
kerosene can cause more frequent dry burning or even ruining the wick.
Please refer to your heater's Owner's Manual
for more detailed instructions for your particular heater.
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