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 Heritage crystal hurricane lamp and globe
Princess House Heritage crystal hurricane lamp and globe
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Imperial Candlewick Cranberry Flash Hurricane Lamps Set of 2 HTF
Imperial Candlewick Cranberry Flash Hurricane Lamps Set of 2 HTF
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Vtg 50s L E Smith Glass Satin Blue Daisy Button Hurricane Oil Lamp Eagle Burner
Vtg 50s L E Smith Glass Satin Blue Daisy Button Hurricane Oil Lamp Eagle Burner
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Hurricane Lamp Fenton Glass Twining Berries 10 Inches Gift Candle Green Red Gold
Hurricane Lamp Fenton Glass Twining Berries 10 Inches Gift Candle Green Red Gold
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Princess House Heritage Crystal 6 Pillar Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp LOT OF 2
Princess House Heritage Crystal 6 Pillar Candle Holder Hurricane Lamp LOT OF 2
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Belleek Galway Crystal Claddagh Friendship Pillar Hurricane Lamp
Belleek Galway Crystal Claddagh Friendship Pillar Hurricane Lamp
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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
$24.95
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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Princess House Heritage Hurricane Candle Lamp 9 Glass Shade Chimney Only
Princess House Heritage Hurricane Candle Lamp 9 Glass Shade Chimney Only
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ROGASKA crystal GALLIA pattern HURRICANE LAMP GLOBE 8
ROGASKA crystal GALLIA pattern HURRICANE LAMP GLOBE 8
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Rare 2008 WATERFORD Crystal Times Square Ball Hurricane Lamp 146101 Ireland
Rare 2008 WATERFORD Crystal Times Square Ball Hurricane Lamp 146101 Ireland
$137.75
Galway Longford Hurricane Lamp Candle HoldersIrish Lead Crystal 8 inch
Galway Longford Hurricane Lamp Candle HoldersIrish Lead Crystal 8 inch
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St George Crystal two piece hurricane lamp fine lead crystal
St George Crystal two piece hurricane lamp fine lead crystal
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FENTON MILK GLASS FINGER CANDLE HURRICANE LAMP
FENTON MILK GLASS FINGER CANDLE HURRICANE LAMP
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PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE PATTERN ETCHED HURRICANE LAMP CANDLE HOLDER GLASS ONLY
PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE PATTERN ETCHED HURRICANE LAMP CANDLE HOLDER GLASS ONLY
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LOT OF 5 PC PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE CRYSTAL 2 HURRICANE LAMPS + EXTRA GLOBE
LOT OF 5 PC PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE CRYSTAL 2 HURRICANE LAMPS + EXTRA GLOBE
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VINTAGE FENTON MILK GLASS FINGER CANDLE HOLDER HOBNAIL HURRICANE LAMP
VINTAGE FENTON MILK GLASS FINGER CANDLE HOLDER HOBNAIL HURRICANE LAMP
$19.99
Vintage White Milk Glass GWTW Hurricane Table Lamp W American Eagle Shade Large
Vintage White Milk Glass GWTW Hurricane Table Lamp W American Eagle Shade Large
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Pair of Fostoria American Hurricane Lamps Candlestick Bases
Pair of Fostoria American Hurricane Lamps Candlestick Bases
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Beautiful Vintage Princess House Crystal Ruffled Hurricane Lamp Heritage Pattern
Beautiful Vintage Princess House Crystal Ruffled Hurricane Lamp Heritage Pattern
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Set of SHANNON GODINGER Lead Crystal Hurricane Lamps with Silver Bases
Set of SHANNON GODINGER Lead Crystal Hurricane Lamps with Silver Bases
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2 Princess House Hurricane 24  Lead Crystal Candle Holder Lamps From Germany
2 Princess House Hurricane 24 Lead Crystal Candle Holder Lamps From Germany
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RETIRED PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE HANDBLOWN HANDCUT4 PIECE HURRICANE LAMP LIGHT
RETIRED PRINCESS HOUSE HERITAGE HANDBLOWN HANDCUT4 PIECE HURRICANE LAMP LIGHT
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Crystal Glass Heavy 2 piece Hurricane Candle Lamp 12 inch
Crystal Glass Heavy 2 piece Hurricane Candle Lamp 12 inch
$10.00
Princess House Handblown Hurricane Lamps One Pair
Princess House Handblown Hurricane Lamps One Pair
$8.99
Beautiful Stuart Crystal Shaftesbury Mini Hurricane Lamp With Original Labels
Beautiful Stuart Crystal Shaftesbury Mini Hurricane Lamp With Original Labels
$79.99
HARD TO FIND VINTAGE FENTON HURRICANE CANDLE LAMP BASE
HARD TO FIND VINTAGE FENTON HURRICANE CANDLE LAMP BASE
$25.00
Vintage 10 Inch Fenton GWTW Cranberry Thumb Print Hurricane 3 Piece Oil Lamp
Vintage 10 Inch Fenton GWTW Cranberry Thumb Print Hurricane 3 Piece Oil Lamp
$24.99
Princess House Crystal Candlestick Base Hurricane Lamp Bubble Fancy Heritage
Princess House Crystal Candlestick Base Hurricane Lamp Bubble Fancy Heritage
$9.00
Waterford With Love Hurricane Lamp And Box
Waterford With Love Hurricane Lamp And Box
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Waterford Belmont Hurricane Lamp with Silver Base Made in Ireland
Waterford Belmont Hurricane Lamp with Silver Base Made in Ireland
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Shannon Crystal Lexington Hurricane Lamp Godinger Candle Holder 24 Lead USA
Shannon Crystal Lexington Hurricane Lamp Godinger Candle Holder 24 Lead USA
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Fenton Fostoria Honeysuckle Opalescent Coin Dot Amber Electric Hurricane Lamp
Fenton Fostoria Honeysuckle Opalescent Coin Dot Amber Electric Hurricane Lamp
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HURRICANE LAMP CLEAR CRYSTAL CUT GLASS GLOBE ONLY BEAUTIFUL
HURRICANE LAMP CLEAR CRYSTAL CUT GLASS GLOBE ONLY BEAUTIFUL
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GORGEOUS SHANNON GODINGER 24 LEAD CUT CRYSTAL LEXINGTON 2 PIECE HURRICANE LAMP
GORGEOUS SHANNON GODINGER 24 LEAD CUT CRYSTAL LEXINGTON 2 PIECE HURRICANE LAMP
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Princess House Heritage Floral Etched Crystal Hurricane Lamp 9 1 2 Tall EUC
Princess House Heritage Floral Etched Crystal Hurricane Lamp 9 1 2 Tall EUC
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Princess House Heritage Floral Etched Crystal Hurricane Lamp 11 1 2 Tall EUC
Princess House Heritage Floral Etched Crystal Hurricane Lamp 11 1 2 Tall EUC
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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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Lead Crystal DePlomb 2 Piece Tall Pedestal Hurricane Lamp For Candle 12 Inches
Lead Crystal DePlomb 2 Piece Tall Pedestal Hurricane Lamp For Candle 12 Inches
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1 Madison Avenue COUNTESS MouthBlown HandCut 24 Lead Crystal 2PC Hurricane Lamp
1 Madison Avenue COUNTESS MouthBlown HandCut 24 Lead Crystal 2PC Hurricane Lamp
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