Hurricane Lamp

How to build a paraffin heater?

I have a paraffin lamp (a hurricane lamp, to be precise) and am interested in using it for heat when I don't need it for light. I know paraffin heaters exist, and from pictures they largely look like paraffin lamps with cylindrical metal tubes surrounding the flame, with lots of holes in the metal. I assume the flame heats the metal, which then radiates the heat outwards.

My intention is to convert my lantern into a heater by constructing a metal cylinder which can be used to replace the lantern glass. What I really want to know, from anyone who has any experience of this sort of thing, is am I on the right track, and any advice on the details. Eg what metal is best, what's the best size/density of holes in it, what diameter should the cylinder be, etc...

Any and all help/advice appreciated!
Magick - I believe Paraffin is usually called Kerosene in the US...

paraffin is more of a European thing. They do make paraffin heaters for greenhouses. go to eBay and do a search and you might see what I mean.

I think the teacup heaters (I think they are called that) use paraffin. The are the little heaters under food at banquets.

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Lead Crystal DePlomb 2 Piece Tall Pedestal Hurricane Lamp For Candle 12 Inches
Lead Crystal DePlomb 2 Piece Tall Pedestal Hurricane Lamp For Candle 12 Inches
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Waterford Hurricane Lamp Height 1075 Clear with Silver Base
Waterford Hurricane Lamp Height 1075 Clear with Silver Base
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Princess House Heritage Medium Hurricane Lamp 6 tall 695 w Orig Box 37
Princess House Heritage Medium Hurricane Lamp 6 tall 695 w Orig Box 37
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Imperial Candlewick 2 pc hurricane lamp 400 79
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Antique White Ceramic Porcelain Hurricane GWTW Ruffle Lamp Shade 9 3 4 Italy
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Vintage Unmarked One Finger Hurricane Globe Tapered Candle Lamp
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Princess House Crystal Heritage Pair of Hurricane Lamps
Princess House Crystal Heritage Pair of Hurricane Lamps
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Waterford Crystal 2 pc Alana Votive Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp Light
Waterford Crystal 2 pc Alana Votive Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp Light
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Princess House Heritage Hurricane Chimney Globe Candle Lamp
Princess House Heritage Hurricane Chimney Globe Candle Lamp
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VINTAGE PAIR TRUMPET CRANBERRY GLASS WITH ETCHED GRAPES HURRICANE LAMP SHADES
VINTAGE PAIR TRUMPET CRANBERRY GLASS WITH ETCHED GRAPES HURRICANE LAMP SHADES
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Hurricane Lamp Marked Fenton Strawberry Pattern Clear Satin Glass 5 Tall Retro
Hurricane Lamp Marked Fenton Strawberry Pattern Clear Satin Glass 5 Tall Retro
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Lexington Hurricane Lamp 24 Lead Crystal 11 3 4 2 piece with box
Lexington Hurricane Lamp 24 Lead Crystal 11 3 4 2 piece with box
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Crystal Glass Heavy 2 piece Hurricane Candle Lamp 12 inch
Crystal Glass Heavy 2 piece Hurricane Candle Lamp 12 inch
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VINTAGE Waterford Crystal LISMORE 1957  Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 9 1 4
VINTAGE Waterford Crystal LISMORE 1957 Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 9 1 4
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VINTAGE Waterford Crystal 2 piece Tea Light Votive Hurricane Lamp 4 1 2
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LARGE BLOCK CRYSTAL 2 PC HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP CANDLE HOLDER UNUSED CONDITION
LARGE BLOCK CRYSTAL 2 PC HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP CANDLE HOLDER UNUSED CONDITION
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WATERFORD CRYSTAL 2001 Times Square Hope for Abundance Hurricane Candle Lamp
WATERFORD CRYSTAL 2001 Times Square Hope for Abundance Hurricane Candle Lamp
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Fenton Glass Burmese Hurricane Lamp Chimney Only Floral Pink Yellow Hand Painted
Fenton Glass Burmese Hurricane Lamp Chimney Only Floral Pink Yellow Hand Painted
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Fenton Glass Daisy Fern Blue Opalescent Hurricane Lamp Shade
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PRINCESS HOUSE 2 PIECE HURRICANE LAMP HERITAGE DESIGN WITH RARE OCTAGON SHAPED G
PRINCESS HOUSE 2 PIECE HURRICANE LAMP HERITAGE DESIGN WITH RARE OCTAGON SHAPED G
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Fenton Fostoria Honeysuckle Opalescent Coin Dot Amber Electric Hurricane Lamp
Fenton Fostoria Honeysuckle Opalescent Coin Dot Amber Electric Hurricane Lamp
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International Silver Co CRYSTAL TREE HURRICANE LAMP 24 Lead Crystal Gold Plated
International Silver Co CRYSTAL TREE HURRICANE LAMP 24 Lead Crystal Gold Plated
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Waterford Crystal 2001 Times Square Hope for Abundance Hurricane Lamp
Waterford Crystal 2001 Times Square Hope for Abundance Hurricane Lamp
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Waterford Crystal Penrose Hurricane Lamp
Waterford Crystal Penrose Hurricane Lamp
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Fostoria AMERICAN HURRICANE LAMP w CHIMNEY Mint INVENTORY MARKDOWN
Fostoria AMERICAN HURRICANE LAMP w CHIMNEY Mint INVENTORY MARKDOWN
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Waterford Crystal 22 Inishturk L5 Hurricane Lamp VTG EUC
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Princess House Crystal Set of Hurricane Lamps Heritage Pattern 428 EXCELLENT
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Princess House Heritage Oil Lamp  Hurricane Lamp Globe Replacement Chimney
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Princess House 2 Piece Heritage Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder New Without Box
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Villeroy  Boch Hurricane Lamp 16 NIB
Villeroy Boch Hurricane Lamp 16 NIB
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Vintage Fenton Glass 2 pc Hurricane Lamp Twining Berries 10 Inches Signed
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1995 Illusions Crystal Hurricane Lamp MIB Made in Croatia
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RARE Waterford Crystal DOLMEN Hurricane Lamp Light Candlestick Celtic Knot
RARE Waterford Crystal DOLMEN Hurricane Lamp Light Candlestick Celtic Knot
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Duck Hurricane Candle Holder Lamp Glass Large 2 Piece No Chips 9
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