Mica windows are frequently used on the sides
of convection heaters (middle of photo at left) to allow the
user to see the flame. Damaged mica windows should be replaced,
as they interfere with the designed air flow of the heater and
can cause the heater to not burn at maximum efficiency. Photo is
an Omni 105, which has a window on each side. The heater is not lighted,
so the window appears black.
Mica is a thin, transparent slice of natural mineral silicate (rock) which is
extremely resistant to heat, but relatively brittle and should be replaced if damaged to preserve the proper airflow in a heater.
Mica window (3 3/4" x 4") (1 per package)
This mica is precut to fit KeroSun convection heaters, but can be easily cut with scissors to fit other heaters. Size: 3 3/4" x 4". $5.95.
Round 3 1/4" mica window for Aladdin Blue Flame
heaters. From Aladdin, part #P151603. One per package. $6.95
These hardened stainless super shears seem to cut
just about everything. Designed and built for the medical industry
they have way more uses that you could possibly imagine - such as
trimming wicks! These are the compact size (5.75 inches) shears.
Sharpened, serrated blade prevents wick from slipping while easily
cutting through thick wicks. Black handles, black oxided blades.
Most kerosene heaters use a battery powered
electric ignition system, with a thin coil of wire heating to
cherry red to ignite the fuel in the wick. If the coil
becomes damaged, electric ignition is impossible.
The #1 igniter is the most commonly used....KeroSun,
Toyostove, Corona, etc. It has the heating coil at a right angle
to the tabs on the base. The #2 igniter has an in-line coil
with flat tabs. The #3 igniter is the second most-used
igniter (Dyna Glo, Heat Mate, etc), and is recognized because the coil
and the tabs (or pins) at the base are in the same alignment.
The #4 igniter is rarely used, and is a wafer style igniter.
(See Complete Igniter list)
If you are going through igniters fairly fast, it
could be because you are not
wick dry often enough. When a fiberglass wick becomes coated
with a tar and carbon buildup it causes the individual fibers to become
stiff and splay outward. That makes it easy for a single fiber to
catch on the igniter and rip the igniter coil.
New, quiet, high quality, long-lasting fuel pump.
No more spilled fuel, funnels or siphon hoses!
Pump kerosene directly into your heater tank with the flip of a
2 AA batteries
(Batteries not included.) which
should last for a year of every day use to fill small containers.
I use mine to fill a heater from one gallon recycled apple juice
jugs. Once you use one of these pumps you will wonder how
you ever got along without one! Wicks can be combined
in the same Priority box, except for boxed wicks* which will not
fit into the triangular "tube" used for mailing.
Shipped Priority Mail within US ONLY!
Fits container openings of at least 1 1/4". Faster flow, very
quiet pump. Durable impeller. Pump depth max. of about 15" and OAL of
NOT SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE US:
NO CANADIAN OR OVERSEAS ORDERS, PLEASE, AS
THE PUMP IS TOO LONG TO SHIP outside the through the mail.
Replacement Wick Knobs
Replacement wick raising knob, fits many newer
like Heat Mate, DynaGlo
with straight shaft only.
Diameter, 1 3/4", height 1 5/8"
(Image above right) Both knobs for 1/4" straight shaft
with a flat. > Convection heater
Replacement wick raising knob, fits many newer radiant heaters
such as CT1100 with straight shaft with flat only. Will not
fit some Aladdin heaters with flanged shaft.
Diameter 2 1/16", height 1" > Radiant heater >>>
SMALL Wire Coil
for over burner unit of various small radiant heaters. About 3" diameter. Soft wire is hard to ship without
some bending, but is easy to bend or expand to the shape and size desired.
Wicks to 2 15/16" diameter.
P100-29 Knob Dial
Spring for many Aladdin & Radiant King heaters (Not guaranteed to fit all
Aladdin and Radiant King heater models.)
Wire Net - Dome Screen
Wire net, also called a dome screen, for placement on top of the catalytic converters of some radiant heaters. These are the small size. Fits some Sharp,
Sanyo, Sunbeam and the Aladdin Tropic heaters. Width approximately 4 1/8", height about 1 3/4". Click photo at left to enlarge it to see detail.
The chimney glass listed below is available for special order -
the only chimney glass in stock has an "Add-to-Cart" button on
that line. Measurements listed are for the
outside height and outside width of the existing chimney
glass. Some listings are not by heater make and
model, just by size. If you are interested in ordering one
of these glass chimneys,
me an e-mail, please. Out-of-US shipping requires
"In an emergency you can glue the glass cylinders on kerosene heaters with ordinary Window
Silicone Sealant." Larry Piscopo