How To Replace A Kerosene Heater Wick Tutorial




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Tyler Durden: Thank you for the help, works great, warm again.

Piper43078: should have cleaned the tank.

Rochelle Adams: Thanks this was helpful. 

SweptEdge: Greate video! I just got one that is the same type. This will come in handy. Thanks

Rachel Pavlov: thank you so much was so useful gave me confidence to do it on my own

james showacre: My wick got wet while replacing how long with it take for my wick to dry and can I reuse it

Joseph Alfieri: Great video!! Huge help. You saved me $144 for a new heater versus the $9.88 for the new wick.

Shelby: Husband replaced wick after watching your video but when he lit the heater the flames were much too high and would not turn off. He had to pour water on heater to put out flames. What went wrong? Is the heater any more good after water enter unit?

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 advantage. 

h bohrer: It's daytime and he's burnin' gasoline to light up his workbench. My Kinda Guy!

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.

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.

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 ???

Rick Winkel: Mine is not shutting off easily with auto shutoff. How can I fix it?

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!

ATCRyderX©: I'm amazed how quick you did that around the 7 Second Mark. Is the wick not pre soaked? I'm about to ready to smash mine into a motherfreaking pieces.

Gary Stopp: I have changed the wick and my heater is smoking? What could cause smoking

Fugitive Irons: Gloves are nice, but it wont kill you if you dont wear them. Lol

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.

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.

CheAna Frazier: THanks for the video! I really needed this tutorial. You're a life saver :) Thanks!

Teresa Barnhart: Ok thank u

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.

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!!!

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.

Teresa Barnhart: What size wic or serial # does this unit take to replace?

John Sullivan: Very helpful thanks for the video

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.

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...

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.

The Crazies: 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 at least.

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 helpful.

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.
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