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 Indiana Hurricane Lamp Vase and matching candle holders Great Set
Vintage Indiana Hurricane Lamp Vase and matching candle holders Great Set
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PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE 4 PIECE HURRICANE CANDLE LAMPS PAIR 428 NIB
PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE 4 PIECE HURRICANE CANDLE LAMPS PAIR 428 NIB
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Imperial Candlewick 400 152 13 3 4 Hurricane Lamps Pair
Imperial Candlewick 400 152 13 3 4 Hurricane Lamps Pair
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WATERFORDWITH LOVE HURRICANE LAMP CANDLE HOLDER 5 1 4HIRELANDXLNT CONDITION
WATERFORDWITH LOVE HURRICANE LAMP CANDLE HOLDER 5 1 4HIRELANDXLNT CONDITION
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Rare Elegant STEUBEN Hurricane Candle Lamp 75H Signed Ex Condition
Rare Elegant STEUBEN Hurricane Candle Lamp 75H Signed Ex Condition
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RUBY RED AVON CAPE COD SINGLE HURRICANE LAMP BASE
RUBY RED AVON CAPE COD SINGLE HURRICANE LAMP BASE
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Fenton French Opalescent Diamond Optic Hurricane Candle Lamp Rose Trellis
Fenton French Opalescent Diamond Optic Hurricane Candle Lamp Rose Trellis
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HURRICANE LAMP TANGELO
HURRICANE LAMP TANGELO
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Waterford Crystal L3 Large Hurricane Electric Table Lamp 19 Inishmaan Alana
Waterford Crystal L3 Large Hurricane Electric Table Lamp 19 Inishmaan Alana
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Candle Holder Glass Hurricane Lamp Only 1 Lamp
Candle Holder Glass Hurricane Lamp Only 1 Lamp
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Vtg Mid Century Green Art Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Shades Set
Vtg Mid Century Green Art Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Shades Set
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Fenton Hurricane Lamp Cranberry Mary Gregory Limited Edition Hand Decorated
Fenton Hurricane Lamp Cranberry Mary Gregory Limited Edition Hand Decorated
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Hobnail White Milk Glass Parlor Lamp Shade Ruffled Oil Hurricane Globe 6 5 8fit
Hobnail White Milk Glass Parlor Lamp Shade Ruffled Oil Hurricane Globe 6 5 8fit
$15.00
SUPER1 2 Piece 11 Waterford LAFFORD CUT CRYSTAL HURRICANE LAMP AS IS CONDITION
SUPER1 2 Piece 11 Waterford LAFFORD CUT CRYSTAL HURRICANE LAMP AS IS CONDITION
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Gorgeous Rogaska Queen Crystal Etched Flowers Globe Only for Hurricane Lamp
Gorgeous Rogaska Queen Crystal Etched Flowers Globe Only for Hurricane Lamp
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Princess House Hurricane Lamp Glass Excellent Condition There are 2 For Sale
Princess House Hurricane Lamp Glass Excellent Condition There are 2 For Sale
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HOLLY BERRY  RIBBON Hurricane Lamp
HOLLY BERRY RIBBON Hurricane Lamp
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VinFostoria American Hurricane Lamp Base 3 Tall and Chimmney20562
VinFostoria American Hurricane Lamp Base 3 Tall and Chimmney20562
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VinFostoria American Hurricane Lamp Base 3 Tall and Chimmney20561
VinFostoria American Hurricane Lamp Base 3 Tall and Chimmney20561
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Milk Glass 125 x 5 HURRICANE LAMP W PAINTED SHADE 150203028
Milk Glass 125 x 5 HURRICANE LAMP W PAINTED SHADE 150203028
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Beautiful Etched 2 piece Hurricane Lamp trimmed in gold Gorgeous
Beautiful Etched 2 piece Hurricane Lamp trimmed in gold Gorgeous
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Waterford Crystal Hurricane Lamp Metal Base Jim OLeary Christianity Globe
Waterford Crystal Hurricane Lamp Metal Base Jim OLeary Christianity Globe
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Tiffin Franciscan FUCHSIA Hurricane Lamp 9629927
Tiffin Franciscan FUCHSIA Hurricane Lamp 9629927
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Paul Revere silver plate and blown glass hurricane lamp
Paul Revere silver plate and blown glass hurricane lamp
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Lead Crystal Voltive Hurricane Lamp Holliday Foliage New in Box
Lead Crystal Voltive Hurricane Lamp Holliday Foliage New in Box
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Princess House Crystal Heritage 2 Pc Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder
Princess House Crystal Heritage 2 Pc Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder
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Holmegaard Per Lutken Vibrant Green Hyggelamp Hurricane Lamp Danish 60s
Holmegaard Per Lutken Vibrant Green Hyggelamp Hurricane Lamp Danish 60s
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SMALL VINTAGE MILK GLASS HURRICANE LAMPHOBNAIL
SMALL VINTAGE MILK GLASS HURRICANE LAMPHOBNAIL
$15.50
WATERFORD CRYSTAL Andover Hurricane Lamp Shade 6 inches
WATERFORD CRYSTAL Andover Hurricane Lamp Shade 6 inches
$56.00
Hurricane Candle Lamp New in Box Celebrations Holly Crackle Glass Lamp FS
Hurricane Candle Lamp New in Box Celebrations Holly Crackle Glass Lamp FS
$15.95
Pair of Princess House Heritage Lamp Shades 625 tall 2 Hurricane Lamp Shades
Pair of Princess House Heritage Lamp Shades 625 tall 2 Hurricane Lamp Shades
$5.95
Waterford MORGANA crystal LAMP part BASE hurricane NEW
Waterford MORGANA crystal LAMP part BASE hurricane NEW
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Dublin Crystal Hurricane Lamp DSCF6732
Dublin Crystal Hurricane Lamp DSCF6732
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Vintage Milk Glass Lamp Shade Beehive Globe Oil Lamp Hurricane
Vintage Milk Glass Lamp Shade Beehive Globe Oil Lamp Hurricane
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Waterford Crystal Times Square Star of Hope Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder Globe
Waterford Crystal Times Square Star of Hope Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder Globe
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Vtg Large 13 Candlewick HURRICANE LAMP LANTERN Optic Vessel 3 Ball
Vtg Large 13 Candlewick HURRICANE LAMP LANTERN Optic Vessel 3 Ball
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Vintage Waterford Tulip Electric Hurricane Table Lamp STUNNING
Vintage Waterford Tulip Electric Hurricane Table Lamp STUNNING
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COLONY AMERICAN WHITEHALL CLEAR GEOMETRIC CUBE HURRICANE LAMP CANDLE HOLDER
COLONY AMERICAN WHITEHALL CLEAR GEOMETRIC CUBE HURRICANE LAMP CANDLE HOLDER
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Set 2 Indiana Glass Pink Madrid Recollection Hurricane Candle Holder Lamp Vase
Set 2 Indiana Glass Pink Madrid Recollection Hurricane Candle Holder Lamp Vase
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NEW WATERFORD GRAFTON STREET ELECTRIC HURRICANE LAMP NEW
NEW WATERFORD GRAFTON STREET ELECTRIC HURRICANE LAMP NEW
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