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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Princess House Orchard Medley Hurricane Lamp BOTTOM ONLY
Princess House Orchard Medley Hurricane Lamp BOTTOM ONLY
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Vintage Pair Kanawha Blue Crackle Glass Hurricane Lamps With New Wiring
Vintage Pair Kanawha Blue Crackle Glass Hurricane Lamps With New Wiring
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2 LGVintage Ornate Fenton Milk Glass Poppy GWTW Hurricane Parlor Banquet Lamps
2 LGVintage Ornate Fenton Milk Glass Poppy GWTW Hurricane Parlor Banquet Lamps
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Waterford Jim OLeary Crystal Christianity Hurricane Candle Holder Lamp
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Fostoria American hurricane lamp bases 2
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Waterford Crystal Times Square 2000 Star Of Hope Hurricane Lamp Replacement
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Set of 2 Princess House 12 Tall Hurricane Lamp Heritage 428 in Original Box
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Princess House Heritage Crystal Taper Candle Hurricane Lamps 483
Princess House Heritage Crystal Taper Candle Hurricane Lamps 483
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VTG PR CLEAR GLASS HURRICANE CANDLE OIL LAMP SHADE FLUTES CHIMNEYS STAND HOLDERS
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Vintage Princess House Crystal Heritage Handblown Hurricane Candle Lamp 410 WoW
Vintage Princess House Crystal Heritage Handblown Hurricane Candle Lamp 410 WoW
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Vintage Pyrex Corning Mini Hurricandle Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp
Vintage Pyrex Corning Mini Hurricandle Glass Hurricane Candle Lamp
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Princess House Heritage Crystal 2 piece Hurricane Candle Lamp 11 5 8 tall
Princess House Heritage Crystal 2 piece Hurricane Candle Lamp 11 5 8 tall
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Morgantown Glass Hurricane Patio Lamp Smoked Glass set of 2 Original Stickers
Morgantown Glass Hurricane Patio Lamp Smoked Glass set of 2 Original Stickers
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Vintage Godinger Crystal Hurricane Lamp Silver Plated Base
Vintage Godinger Crystal Hurricane Lamp Silver Plated Base
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Princess House heritage crystal 4 piece hurricane lamps  483
Princess House heritage crystal 4 piece hurricane lamps 483
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Lot of 4 Soreno Amber gold lamp hurricane globes
Lot of 4 Soreno Amber gold lamp hurricane globes
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Vintage Lead Crystal Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp
Vintage Lead Crystal Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp
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WATERFORD Rare BEAUTIFUL SIGNED Crystal HURRICANE LAMP PIECE CENTERPIECE
WATERFORD Rare BEAUTIFUL SIGNED Crystal HURRICANE LAMP PIECE CENTERPIECE
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Vintage Fenton Gone with the Wind GWTW Hurricane Lamp Amber Glass Poppy Floral
Vintage Fenton Gone with the Wind GWTW Hurricane Lamp Amber Glass Poppy Floral
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Princess House Heritage Hurricane Lamp Replacement Globe Candle
Princess House Heritage Hurricane Lamp Replacement Globe Candle
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Princess House Heritage Hurricane Lamp Globe Replacement Chimney 625 tall
Princess House Heritage Hurricane Lamp Globe Replacement Chimney 625 tall
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Galway LEAH Hurricane Candle Lamp Leaded Crystal Made in Ireland MINT
Galway LEAH Hurricane Candle Lamp Leaded Crystal Made in Ireland MINT
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Vintage Princess House Heritage Crystal Glass Hurricane Lamp Shade Replacement
Vintage Princess House Heritage Crystal Glass Hurricane Lamp Shade Replacement
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Mint Vintage Fostoria Opalescent Coin Dot Amber Electric Hurricane Lamp
Mint Vintage Fostoria Opalescent Coin Dot Amber Electric Hurricane Lamp
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A blue Holmegaard hurricane lamp Danish candleholder Modernist design
A blue Holmegaard hurricane lamp Danish candleholder Modernist design
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VINTAGE BLOCK HEAVY CRYSTAL HURRICANE LAMP 2 AVAILABLE
VINTAGE BLOCK HEAVY CRYSTAL HURRICANE LAMP 2 AVAILABLE
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Avon 1876 Ruby Red Cape Cod Collection Glass Hurricane Lamp
Avon 1876 Ruby Red Cape Cod Collection Glass Hurricane Lamp
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Iridescent Glass Hurricane Shade for Lamp Lustre Luster Rare Color in this Style
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Fostoria AMERICAN Clear Elegant Glass Hurricane Lamp Base
Fostoria AMERICAN Clear Elegant Glass Hurricane Lamp Base
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Princess House Orchard Medley Tart Warmer  Hurricane Lamp Base Candle Holder
Princess House Orchard Medley Tart Warmer Hurricane Lamp Base Candle Holder
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Lenox Hurricane Lamp Country Blue Glass Candle Votive Holder Floral Design 12
Lenox Hurricane Lamp Country Blue Glass Candle Votive Holder Floral Design 12
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ATLANTIS Lead Crystal Lantern Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder NEW
ATLANTIS Lead Crystal Lantern Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder NEW
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Vintage Set Princess House Heritage Crystal Hurricane Lamps 428 Candle Holders
Vintage Set Princess House Heritage Crystal Hurricane Lamps 428 Candle Holders
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WATERFORD CRYSTAL SOLID BRASS HURRICANE CANDLESTICK VOTIVE CANDLE LAMP
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Vintage LE Smith Glass Moon Star Hurricane Amberina Oil Lamp w Eagle Burner
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VinAmerican Fostoria Hurricane Lamp Base Candle Holder and Glass Chimney20562
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Waterford Thomas Jefferson Hurricane Lamp
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Galway Irish Crystal Celtic Cross Pillar Hurricane Lamp
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