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Trimming Oil Lamp Wicks for More Efficient Burn

By , November 10, 2014

We will very likely rely more heavily than usual on our cabin’s oil lamps for lighting this winter. So I trimmed our wicks this week.

I’d noticed that the flames of our pedestal lamps had grown ragged through use, lopsided and a bit smoky. They needed a good trim.

(I apologize in advance for the rather crappy photos in this post!)

Wick trimmed to shallow point (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Wick trimmed to shallow point (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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