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Re: Daryl - meths lamp chimneys and wicks

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  • mike.recycle
    ... Thanks Daryl. ... That s why I wondered whether anyone had found a less-conducting tube. ... By chimney I meant wick tube , sorry.
    Message 1 of 33 , Nov 3, 2011
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      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Daryl" <darylcanada73@...> wrote:
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      > For oictures go to the photo section via the list on the left and see my photos.

      Thanks Daryl.

      > The boiling is more likely when the burner is close to the boiler but more related to the amount of heat being produced. ie small boiler and small wick =no problem probably.
      > Insulating the sump might make it worse as a lot of the heat is conducted to the sump by the wick tubes. I don't know.

      That's why I wondered whether anyone had found a less-conducting tube.

      > Can't comment on chimneys as I don't know how you are using them and I have never tried burners with wadding.

      By "chimney" I meant "wick tube", sorry.
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      > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "mike.recycle" <mike.recycle@> wrote:
    • mike.recycle
      ... Thanks, for a tiny leak that s a good idea, if I cannot fix the leak completely. ... I suspected the can itself too but it passed the underwater test. Mike
      Message 33 of 33 , Nov 11, 2011
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        --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "David Halfpenny \(y\)" <david.halfpenny@...> wrote:
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        > . . . . Just fit the torch to the can, get the job done and then store your torch
        > OFF the can and you'll be OK.

        Thanks, for a tiny leak that's a good idea, if I cannot fix the leak completely.

        > If a can bubbles under water on its own, then I'm less sure about that.

        I suspected the can itself too but it passed the underwater test.

        Mike
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