UCO Candlelier conversion

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Aequitas1916

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Has anyone else done the UCO Candlelier conversion to oil lamps? I tested mine out last weekend and had some issues with soot and flame coming from vent holes. I have no experience with oil lamps, but thought I had it figured out.

It’s possible the yarn I used for wicking is no good, or wick ends aren’t cut right, or the wicks are too long. But I feel like they’re cut pretty short already, and not sure if those other things would cause the problem.

Anybody have ideas?
 
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MedfordChris

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Did you treat the wicks with anything? I've heard of people treating with Salt and/or Borax.
Never tried it myself, just something I've heard.