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Where do I get Yellow Dog wicks?


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Old 12-25-2004, 10:33:09 AM
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Default Where do I get Yellow Dog wicks?

Merry Christmas to everyone!

One of the gifts found under the tree this morning was a full-size cast iron yellow dog - with a Bessemer logo no less (the closest I will ever get to owning an oil field engine). Anyone know where to get wicks for these lanterns?

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Try McMaster-Carr. Search for wicks. Have a nice Holiday.
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Chris: Another idea would be to go to local hardware store and buy some COTTON clothesline rope. Simply cut into lengths that go down one spout, leaving excess in bottom in the fuel, and out the other spout. I use citronella oil and works well. Stan Holderman, Warsaw, In
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Your local garden store should have them. They also fit yard torches.
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i bought a cotton mop head at the hardware store, and the wife braided the strands together to get the right size.
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I've used cotton rope that I "unbraided" and then twisted to the correct size. You can also use a cotton mop or horse lead material.

Beware of cotton clothesline that is in a plastic bag that you cannot inspect. I recently bought some that was labeled cotton. When I opened the package, I found the rope to be a cotton sheath around a nylon core.
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I use woven glass fiber rope in one of my alcohol burners. I don't know if it would work in a Yellow Dog, or not, but it might be worth a try. I get mine from hardware stores. You'll find it in the wood stove department. It is used for door gaskets. It comes in sizes from 3/8" to 1" (and maybe larger).

If a burner runs out of fuel, a cotton wick will smolder and burn up. This doesn't happen with glass fiber.

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