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Re: Kerosene Lamp - how to replace joint compound

Posted By: Peter Dale <PeteandDawnie@aol.com> (cache-mtc-ab06.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 8/20/2 15:54

In Response To: Kerosene Lamp - how to replace joint compound (Janne)

Janne, First of all unscrew the burner from the collar that is captive to the font(that holds the kerosene).If the font has kerosene etc. in it ,clean or rinse it out with "Parsons" cleaner, it has ammonia in it becareful ,use gloves. Rinse it clean then soak the font/collar in warm water which depending on condition of the cement may take several days. Try to use a little unscrewing pressure every now and then to test it.Once it comes off and it ultimately will, after cleaning all traces of the old cement apply new cement called "Sauereisen" available at "Good Pickens" of Jefferson Texas (www.goodpick.com) You will only need $1.00 worth which they may send in an envelope.It mixes with a small amount of water to become cement. Ask for instructions. Parsons cleaner comes in a bottle is yellow in color ,available at Walmart , it will also clean up the burner for you but you should take out the wicking first. Joyce at www.angelfire.com/biz/antiquelamps was kind enough (as a Pro) to share this info with us . Thanks Joyce! Good Luck , Peter Dale

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