School me on lanterns

Lanterns, stoves, etc... anything old!

Re: School me on lanterns

Postby GerryS » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:52 pm

Since dietz sent their mfg to china, these don't look bad. Darn it! Why can't we make ANYTHING here any more :(

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Re: School me on lanterns

Postby jeff0520 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:58 pm

One important thing about hurricane lanterns though, if the glass starts smoking up, turn the wick down a little. You can't run the flame too high or you get black soot on the glass.
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Re: School me on lanterns

Postby GerryS » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:26 pm

Ever try fullly loaded kerosene, not the smokeless stuff? Supposedly it does a great job of getting rid of 'skeeters. Question is, does it stink the place up real bad? That's worth ruining a $4 lantern for in guess...
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Re: School me on lanterns

Postby jeff0520 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:16 pm

The citronella torch fuel doesn't stink, but you do smell the citronella. I'd say it's like a blend of citrus and flowers. I don't think it's unpleasant
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