Any quick fixes for a lamp blowing out. The left is
fine. I studied both and I was looking for some
missing baffle but both are the same. Think I'll
blow some shop air on it and find out.
Always a reason.
Is it blowing out or going out because of lack of air? If you have the black cowl lamp the area between the reflector and outside housing could be plugged up or the wick holder. To check the lamp; take off the font and wick holder, unscrew the top, slide the outer chimney off, the inner chimney will slide down into the reflector. Take the inner chimney out then the reflector.
The air flow is;
fresh air comes in from the top ether at the base of the outer chimney or just below the rectangular holes at the top through the small round holes. It then travels between the reflector and outer housing to the base of the wick holder, feeds the flame then is expelled out the top through the rectangular holes.
If any of those holes are plugged or if you are missing parts or you are driving too fast the flame will go out.
Thanks Mark I blasted it with shop air, it seems to
be the bezel & glass so it needs a gasket , I got
some round stove glass gasket stuff. Blow on the
glass by mouth and it goes out. thanks
I have found that "Ultra-Pure" brand lamp oil from Lamplight does not blow out as easily as kerosene. Smells good and doesn't soot up the lamp either. Only downside is that it freezes at low temperatures. Not sure what temperature, but it says it will freeze. I've never had a problem with it here, but it seldom gets below 20 or the high teens and I park in an insulated shop. It doesn't hurt it to freeze. It will thaw and work just fine. The heat from the wick may even thaw it as needed. I don't know. Haven't tried it. I may put a lamp in the freezer and see if it will burn when I take it out.
Thanks Hal, nobodys got kero. anymore round here, I
just use hardware store lamp oil. But its definatly
the bezel and glass thats putting the flame out, I'll fix that.
Ultra-pure lamp oil turns solid well before water does. Somewhere in the high 30's to low 40's if I remember right...
I have used Odorless Mineral Spirits with good results. Charcoal Lighter Fluid seems to be a little more wind resistant in that occasional lamp that seems to have "issues". Naptha also appears to be a bit more wind resistant than Mineral Spirits.