Regina Brooks: Thanks for the info. I did as you said and presto, I'm done...that was too
easy..let me find another one to fix...Gina the handywomen. Took about 5 or
so minutes...GOT HEAT ???
Susan Rogers: I found a heater similar to this one yesterday, a bit larger for $20 at the
thrift store. Had no idea how to change the wick, thanks for posting this
video, I have successfully changed the old wick out with no problems. I'm
going to use veggie oil in mine, it's free and it works!
John Sullivan: Very helpful thanks for the video
theIAMofME: Great video! We are expecting an ice storm this weekend and just bought
one. I know it will be awhile before I have to change the wick but, wanted
to make sure I knew just in case and found your video. Besides manufacturer
recommendations in the manual, how often do "you" think the wicks need
changing? Hours of use, etc.
nzinga zindua: How safe is Vegetable Oil in Kerosene Heater? And are there other oils
(less expensive) that can be used in Kerosene Heater? Thanks for vid.
Teresa Barnhart: Ok thank u
TheJerryBarton: Question....I am having problems with my heaters...I change the wicks and
they work great for a day or so and then they hardly burn after that...Ive
tried buying kerosene at different places...ive tried a kerosene
additive......It barelay throws off heat...if I turn them off I cant get
them to light or they just burn in one spot on the wick...Im putting the
wick in the right way and Ive never had trouble before with it until this
year...ive tried 3 different heaters of mine and they all do the same
thing...could it be the wicks Im buying...maybe they are cheap...they are
the right ones for the heaters...ive checked everything and no on else
seems to know whats wrong...thanks!!!
amosunknown: So, my set button doesn't shut off the heater. I don't know that it really
ever did. Any ideas how to get the little lever inside to catch again? As
it is I just jostle it some to wobble the weight and it'll shut off
properly... The last person to change the wick had it set pretty high I
think, (we bought it at auction), will it just be forever smoky or will it
even out? At least I think it was installed high... it's pretty smoky/fumy.
Teresa Barnhart: What size wic or serial # does this unit take to replace?
turboedDC5: Have the same one and it's a pos. Go through 2 wicks a season. It's a
spoiled bitch and smokes whenever I use cheap pump kerosene.
Fugitive Irons: Gloves are nice, but it wont kill you if you dont wear them. Lol
SK Kevin Young: Very informative is there any way you could set the wick in higher rather
than replacing the old one? I am going to find out. I am headed to the
garage to fix mine.
Vickie Carpenter: VERY informative and a good view of what you were doing!
I DID think you said you were going to give us info on where to buy wicks
at a good price but I didn't see/hear it...
Bob Chamberlain: one important and helpful hint, that was missed, there are three small
philips screws just outside of the wick, should be removed (and the cover
it holds) in order to get easy access to the wing nuts. on this model.
otherwise it is very difficult.
SK Kevin Young: Yes you can, I raised mine about a quarter of an inch. It works just like
it did when it was new.
h bohrer: It's daytime and he's burnin' gasoline to light up his workbench. My Kinda
Gary Stopp: I have changed the wick and my heater is smoking? What could cause smoking
Rick Winkel: Mine is not shutting off easily with auto shutoff. How can I fix it?
Roger Neff: If not covered, an easy way to loosen thumb screws is with a use of a
strait-slot screwdriver. Place the tip between the threaded screw and the
"wings" of the nut. Use the fulcrum (sry spl?) of the tool to your
David Storie: Thank you. Your video was very helpful. It was the only one that I could
find with a heater exactly like mine. Thanks again.
Peter Hutchings: What brand and model Kerosene heater is this ? Thanks
New and Lost Crafts: Thanks for taking the time to comment! I have never had one flare up. the
rules are: 1) Use good quality Kerosene 2) Start and shut-off outside
(eliminates the majority of any stink.) 3) Keep a window cracked and its
not a bad Idea to have a CO2/CO detector. In the end, I have never had a
bad experience using them except for a little stinky (see #1 and #2) :)
Hope this helps! Willie
New and Lost Crafts: Thank you!
cliffontheroad: Helpful, though a little shooting from the hip. There is a video from 2
years ago with the obscure title of "GHPG 95c6 / 95c6B Wick Replacement
Video" by and for RedStone / Duro... models which may aid in this task. Not
all heaters are made in China yet many have slight variations of design
Dave schesser: Thanks for the informative video, getting ready to change mine now
kb1jnq: thanks very helpful...how do you know when it's time to replace the wick?
PhysicsVsFraud: Instead of replacing the wick, did you clean it? Sure does not look like
it. You dont have to do anything to clean the wick except let it burn out
by itself several times to remove any carbon deposits on the wick.
SharpLady53: I bought some kerosene alternative fuel at Home Depot that is touted as
cleaner and odorless. Okay to use? I bought a KeroHeat CV-2230 on
Craigslist last week. Gently used. I'm 60 and a single lady so your demo on
wick changing is a big help. Thanks, W.
THECRAZIES0666 .: Thanks. That is really helpful. Love your lighting :-)
David Storie: How important is it to have an empty tank when you change the wick? Mine is
half full, is it ok to go ahead and change it?
New and Lost Crafts: Thanks for your comment! Yep let it soak up the fuel for a good half hour
happypants63: Thank you for this video. I'm planning on picking up my first heater in the
next few days and was wondering how to change the wick. This video is very
New and Lost Crafts: You are very welcome!
New and Lost Crafts: I'm glad it helped! Thanks for taking the time to comment! Cheers, Willie
nortellb1: do you soak the wick first for 60 minutes before its first light? Thanks
for the good vid.
John Kormos: Thank you for this!! Great tutorial video--I feel completely confident
about changing the wick on my Redstone Convection heater.
New and Lost Crafts: Thanks for your comment and the pointer to additional advice. I thought I
was pretty smooth! Just kidding :)
djbadandy1: i am a gaming nut, and i work 2nd shift, so to not wake my wife...i game in
the garage. i live in wisconsin, and it gets relatively cold here so i need
heat. i was using one of these style convection units with a wick.....word
to the wise? change the wick often! mine wasnt heating properly, and i had
been having a few beers, and gave myself WICKED carbon monoxide poisoning,
due to the wick being too worn out! :O good information! thanx for the vid.
New and Lost Crafts: I'm glad it was useful! Congrats on the 'new-to-you' heater! The kero
alternatives work great, just realize they tend to be very pricey. Thanks
for the kind comment! Willie
poop mcgee: great vid you make it look so easy im actualy looking foward to replacing
mine now lol how safe are kerosene heaters ever have a flare up ?
New and Lost Crafts: This one was well beyond that, crunchy and flaky! Thanks for your comment!
New and Lost Crafts: Hi there, that one is a 'Kero-Heat' model KH250. I have three of these
heaters and all of them are different models,,, but all are very similar,
as is the wick changing procedure. Does the wick need to match the
Manufacturer/Model? Yes, check at Miles Stairs site (see my blog link on
the video). He has them all. Hope this helps! Cheers! Willie
New and Lost Crafts: Yep, you will be totally fine changing it with the tank partially full.
Just wear some gloves (unlike me), and be careful to not tip the unit. Hope
this helps! Willie
New and Lost Crafts: Hi! Sorry it took me a while to respond!, somehow your comment eluded me!
It will be pretty obvious when it is time as the heater will be difficult
to start and will not put out nearly the heat. Also, when you examine the
wick it will look and feel like charcoal. A 'good' wick should be a little
supple and have darkening only at the top edge. I hope this helps! If you
have more questions please let me know! Thanks for taking the time to write
New and Lost Crafts: Thanks for the comment! Very wise words! It reminds me a CO monitor is not
a bad idea either! Cheers! Willie
rissa B: thank you!
ratoneJR: thanks. good job
New and Lost Crafts: I am so glad! It's comments like this that keep me going! Thanks for taking
the time! Cheers! Willie
CheAna Frazier: THanks for the video! I really needed this tutorial. You're a life saver
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