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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Vintage Fenton white milk glass hobnail hurricane lamp
Vintage Fenton white milk glass hobnail hurricane lamp
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Vintage 13 Pyrex Corning Hurri Candle Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Never Used
Vintage 13 Pyrex Corning Hurri Candle Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Never Used
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Fenton Snow Crest Hurricane Lamp Vintage Glass Amber Brown
Fenton Snow Crest Hurricane Lamp Vintage Glass Amber Brown
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PAIR ANTIQUE CRYSTAL PRISM BOUDOIR HURRICANE LAMPS ca 1900 1920s XLNT
PAIR ANTIQUE CRYSTAL PRISM BOUDOIR HURRICANE LAMPS ca 1900 1920s XLNT
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Cambridge Wildflower 6 Hurricane Lamp Base
Cambridge Wildflower 6 Hurricane Lamp Base
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Pair WESTMORELAND Milk Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Holders Red Fluted S
Pair WESTMORELAND Milk Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Holders Red Fluted S
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Princess House Heritage Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 2 Pc w Box 424
Princess House Heritage Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 2 Pc w Box 424
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WATERFORD CRYSTAL 2 PIECE VOTIVE TEA LIGHT HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP CANDLE STICKS
WATERFORD CRYSTAL 2 PIECE VOTIVE TEA LIGHT HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP CANDLE STICKS
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Vintage Tall Hurricane Electric Milk Glass LAMP STAR  MOON Wright Smith
Vintage Tall Hurricane Electric Milk Glass LAMP STAR MOON Wright Smith
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WATERFORD BELMONT W SILVER BASE HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP CANDLE STICK IRELAND
WATERFORD BELMONT W SILVER BASE HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP CANDLE STICK IRELAND
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WATERFORD WITH LOVE CANDLE STICK VOTIVE TEALIGHT HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP IRELAND
WATERFORD WITH LOVE CANDLE STICK VOTIVE TEALIGHT HURRICANE FAIRY LAMP IRELAND
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St George Crystal Cambria Two Piece 12 Hurricane Candle Lamp Fine Lead Crystal
St George Crystal Cambria Two Piece 12 Hurricane Candle Lamp Fine Lead Crystal
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Royal Ruby Depression Era Hurricane Lamp Shaped Vase
Royal Ruby Depression Era Hurricane Lamp Shaped Vase
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Pair of PRINCESS HOUSE 12 Tall HURRICANE LAMP HERITAGE 428
Pair of PRINCESS HOUSE 12 Tall HURRICANE LAMP HERITAGE 428
$39.99
Mosser Daisy  Fern Hurricane Lamp
Mosser Daisy Fern Hurricane Lamp
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WATERFORD CRYSTAL ALANA 2 PC HURRICANE LAMPS 13 1 2 VINTAGE MADE IN IRELAND
WATERFORD CRYSTAL ALANA 2 PC HURRICANE LAMPS 13 1 2 VINTAGE MADE IN IRELAND
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Fifth Avenue Crystal Hurricane Candle Holder Lamp Vase
Fifth Avenue Crystal Hurricane Candle Holder Lamp Vase
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Vintage Unmarked One Finger Hurricane Globe Tapered Candle Lamp
Vintage Unmarked One Finger Hurricane Globe Tapered Candle Lamp
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Clear Princess House Hurricane Lamp Chimney Etched Heritage Flower Design
Clear Princess House Hurricane Lamp Chimney Etched Heritage Flower Design
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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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Waterford Crystal ALANA Two Piece Hurricane Style Lamp for Votive Candle Holder
Waterford Crystal ALANA Two Piece Hurricane Style Lamp for Votive Candle Holder
$80.00
Vintage Hurricane Lamp Shade Amber with Embossed Roses
Vintage Hurricane Lamp Shade Amber with Embossed Roses
$35.00
Princess House Crystal Two Piece Heritage Hurricane Candle Lamp
Princess House Crystal Two Piece Heritage Hurricane Candle Lamp
$14.99
Waterford Belmont Crystal Hurricane Lamp With Silver Base
Waterford Belmont Crystal Hurricane Lamp With Silver Base
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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
$26.99
12 Royal Gallery 24 Lead Crystal 2 Piece Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder Poland
12 Royal Gallery 24 Lead Crystal 2 Piece Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder Poland
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Waterford Hurricane Candle Stick Crystal and Brass Lamp
Waterford Hurricane Candle Stick Crystal and Brass Lamp
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VINTAGE FENTON CRANBERRY COIN DOT HURRICANE LAMP WITH CANDLE ON MILKGLASS BASE
VINTAGE FENTON CRANBERRY COIN DOT HURRICANE LAMP WITH CANDLE ON MILKGLASS BASE
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Fenton Coraline VASELINE Custard Glass Hurricane Mantle Candlestick Lamp
Fenton Coraline VASELINE Custard Glass Hurricane Mantle Candlestick Lamp
$40.00
Royal Limited Traditional Hurricane Lamp Vase 24 Lead Crystal
Royal Limited Traditional Hurricane Lamp Vase 24 Lead Crystal
$20.00
2 FENTON PEACH BLOW SILVER CREST HURRICANE CANDLE LAMP SHADES + BASES
2 FENTON PEACH BLOW SILVER CREST HURRICANE CANDLE LAMP SHADES + BASES
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2 FENTON EMERALD GREEN SNOW CREST HURRICANE CANDLE LAMP SHADES + BASES
2 FENTON EMERALD GREEN SNOW CREST HURRICANE CANDLE LAMP SHADES + BASES
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VINATGE 70s PRINCESS HOUSE CRYSTAL 2 piece HURRICANE LAMP HERITAGE HURICANE MINT
VINATGE 70s PRINCESS HOUSE CRYSTAL 2 piece HURRICANE LAMP HERITAGE HURICANE MINT
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Vintage Depression Amber Glass Candle Hoder Fairy Lamp Hurrican Style
Vintage Depression Amber Glass Candle Hoder Fairy Lamp Hurrican Style
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Fostoria American Hurricane Lamp Base Candleholder Candle Holder Stick
Fostoria American Hurricane Lamp Base Candleholder Candle Holder Stick
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Imperial Candlewick 2 pc hurricane lamp 400 79
Imperial Candlewick 2 pc hurricane lamp 400 79
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Pair Fostoria crystal American hurricane candle lamp base honeycomb candlesticks
Pair Fostoria crystal American hurricane candle lamp base honeycomb candlesticks
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ANTIQUE MILK GLASS HURRICANE GONE W THE WIND LAMPMELON SHADEVIOLETS3 wayelec
ANTIQUE MILK GLASS HURRICANE GONE W THE WIND LAMPMELON SHADEVIOLETS3 wayelec
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VINTAGE HAND BLOWN PAIR OF IRRIDESCENT HURRICANE LAMP SHADES
VINTAGE HAND BLOWN PAIR OF IRRIDESCENT HURRICANE LAMP SHADES
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Fostoria AMERICAN HURRICANE LAMP w CHIMNEY Mint
Fostoria AMERICAN HURRICANE LAMP w CHIMNEY Mint
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