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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Waterford Crystal Small Hurricane Candle Lamp 143693 Original Box
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