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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Morgantown Glass Hurricane Patio Lamp Smoked Glass set of 2 Original Stickers
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PARTYLITE Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder Metal Stand 2 Piece
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Vintage Godinger Crystal Hurricane Lamp Silver Plated Base
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NIB Princess House Heritage Etched Crystal Hand Blown Hurricane Lamp 11 inch
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Princess House Heritage Hurricane Lamp Globe Replacement Chimney 625 tall
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Tuscany Classic St George Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 12 Tall
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Pair Princess House Heritage Hurricane Candle Lamps  428
Pair Princess House Heritage Hurricane Candle Lamps 428
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Princess House heritage crystal 4 piece hurricane lamps 483
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Black Hurricane Crystal Lamps
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Two Piece Towle Lead Crystal Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder
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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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VINTAGE WHITE MILK GLASS HANDPAINTED GWTW HURRICANE SHADE TABLE LAMP 165 TALL
VINTAGE WHITE MILK GLASS HANDPAINTED GWTW HURRICANE SHADE TABLE LAMP 165 TALL
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Mount St Helens Ash Glass Hurricane Lamp Green White Iridescent Feet Signed
Mount St Helens Ash Glass Hurricane Lamp Green White Iridescent Feet Signed
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VINTAGE BLOCK HEAVY CRYSTAL HURRICANE LAMP 2 AVAILABLE
VINTAGE BLOCK HEAVY CRYSTAL HURRICANE LAMP 2 AVAILABLE
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VINTAGE Waterford Crystal INISHMORE Large Hurricane Lamp Made in IRELAND
VINTAGE Waterford Crystal INISHMORE Large Hurricane Lamp Made in IRELAND
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Waterford Crystal Small Hurricane Lamp New
Waterford Crystal Small Hurricane Lamp New
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PRINCESS HOUSE Crystal Heritage 2 Piece Ruffled Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder
PRINCESS HOUSE Crystal Heritage 2 Piece Ruffled Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder
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WATERFORD CRYSTAL ALANA FAIRY LAMP CANDLE STICKS HURRICANE PINEAPPLE IRELAND
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Early Barovier  Toso Gold Cased Art Glass Brass Finger Hurricane Candle Lamp
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Princess House HERITAGE Hurricane Lamp With Brass Base 6358591
Princess House HERITAGE Hurricane Lamp With Brass Base 6358591
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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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Princess House ORCHARD MEDLEY Hurricane Lamp Bottom
Princess House ORCHARD MEDLEY Hurricane Lamp Bottom
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Shannon Crystal Lexington Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 24 Lead USA Godinger
Shannon Crystal Lexington Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder 24 Lead USA Godinger
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St George Crystal Pair 2 Pc Hurricane Glass Fine Lead Candle Holder Lamp Romance
St George Crystal Pair 2 Pc Hurricane Glass Fine Lead Candle Holder Lamp Romance
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Lead Crystal DEPLOMB Solid Piece Hurricane Candle Lamp Holder Deplomo Cristal
Lead Crystal DEPLOMB Solid Piece Hurricane Candle Lamp Holder Deplomo Cristal
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Fenton Hurricane Lamp With Christmas Scene
Fenton Hurricane Lamp With Christmas Scene
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Fenton Glass Hurricane Lamp Shades Honey Amber Hobnail Ruffled Edges Mid Century
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Elegant Fostoria AMERICAN CLEAR Glass Hurricane Lamp Base Candlestick Holder
Elegant Fostoria AMERICAN CLEAR Glass Hurricane Lamp Base Candlestick Holder
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Shannon Crystal Godinger Lexinton Hurricane Lamp 24 Crystal
Shannon Crystal Godinger Lexinton Hurricane Lamp 24 Crystal
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Fenton Coin Dot Lamp Hurricane
Fenton Coin Dot Lamp Hurricane
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Vintage Amberina Crackle Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Brass Base Push Up Holder
Vintage Amberina Crackle Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp Brass Base Push Up Holder
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RUBY RED AVON CAPE COD SINGLE HURRICANE LAMP BASE
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Waterford Crystal 2 Piece Hurricane Lamp votive Candle holder Lismore
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LE Smith Amber Moon and Stars Hurricane Light Lamp
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