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PERFECTION Kerosene Heater Wicks

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 Except Sunday and Holidays*

Site Index for all things Perfection - Photos, Stoves, Appliances, Heaters, etc.

See Perfection Heater Wick Installation for information taken directly from an original Perfection instruction page.  Includes a lot of photos, Perfection brochures, etc.

History of the Perfection Stove Company

Please e-mail me for additional information.   PHOTOS OF WICKS

500

"500" Wick; Will fit models 110, 120, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160, 170, 210, 220, 230, 240, 260, 270, 510, 520, 525, 530, 560, 630, 660, 700, 730, 735, 770, 750G, 780, 790, 810, 822, 1525, 1527, 1630, 1632, 1700, 1701, 1702, 1703, 1710, 1714. [2 9/16" cotton wick in 2 3/4" slotted steel sleeve]   {Out-of-US delivery see below.}  [It is impossible to list all Perfection heater model numbers that used the Perfection 500 wick.  In general, all HEATERS in the series of 100, 200, 500, 600, 700, 800, 1500, 1600 and 1700 models and up used the Perfection 500 wick - everything but the 300 and 400 series heaters.]  This line only for US Delivery!

$11.95

US delivery only

500

Wick #500 for Canada and overseas delivery only.  Postage costs, especially for packages, took a huge jump in price on Jan. 27, 2014 for boxed packages.    I will not raise postage costs for all other wicks just to cover the cost of boxed wick postage for out-of-US delivery.  $2.00 per wick required for delivery. Perfection 500 wicks for out-of-US delivery MUST USE THIS ADD-TO-CART BUTTON.

$13.95 - out of US Orders

 

For out-of-US delivery

#3L

ALTERNATIVE:  You can keep an old Perfection, Wards, Barler, Valor, Savoil D-81 (Ypsilanti, MI) or other Perfection clones.  The United Stove Company D-81 has a unique wick sleeve that goes inside wick #3L.   This wick works perfectly with the steel sleeve in all Perfection heaters. When measured flat, wick is approx 4 3/16" wide and 9 1/2" long.  The rivets and old wick are removed and the wick is then sewn into the carrier just like sewing on a button. Sew with 1 5/8" (40mm) exposed above carrier.  When wick burns down, cut threads, raise wick to expose 1 5/8" more wick, and reattach.  Double the wick life!  EXCLUSIVE!  Wick specially made for me by Hattersley in England.  NOTE:  The US Stove Co. #81 has an inside sleeve.  Use this wick with your existing sleeve.

$10.95

6X

PSR-8; 80W

$10.95

1X

PSR-10; 100W

$10.95

20

PSR-15; 150W

$24.95

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Wicks #20, 20B and 35 for Canada and overseas delivery only.  Postage costs, especially for packages, took a huge jump in price on Jan. 27, 2013.  Wicks #20, 20B and 35 weigh almost a pound each. I will not raise postage costs for all other wicks just to cover the cost of heavy boxed wick postage for out-of-US delivery.  Boxed wicks #20, 20B and 35 for out-of-US delivery, $3.00 per wick extra required.

$3.00 per wick for Canada & overseas shipping only

 

Perfection 300 and 400 series heaters:  Complete instructions and photos, go to this page.

 

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331X

Cook Stove, 331X; Ivanhoe; 320A;   New Perfection Model 810. Perfection KP10 (Check wick diameter, sleeve should be 3 1/4" diameter.)  Also Perfection clones such as Puritan, Clark-Jewel; Direct Action; New Process; Diktator; New Favorite; some Sears and Wards; Dangler; Savoil; some Quickmeal; Miller; Windsor; E-z-est-Way.  [3 1/4" diameter steel carrier, wick does not extend below the carrier - see photo]  -- New Wicks made with the original equipment to original specifications.  Perfection Appliances - the 331X wick (Catalogs, info) 

$14.95

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The Wards "Porto Heater" appears to be a variation of the Perfection 325 fount, but it was actually unique unto itself.  The Porto Heater has wick sleeves of 2.80" (outer) and 2.52" (inner), for an average wick gap of 0.140".  The 325 wick itself has an outer diameter of 2.86" and inner diameter of 2.50" - the 325 wick will not fit the Wards Porto heater because the 325 wick is wider and thicker than the Porto's wick gap.  

Wards Porto fount with gallery removed

441X

Perfection 441X Giant Wicks for Superfex burner - go here

 

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IG-1

Igniter #1  ((P5R)

$4.95

**Note:  There were some stoves made which resembled the Perfection cook stove (Ivanhoe, etc), but they did NOT use the Perfection 331X wick.  The Miller No. 666, Adelphia, Clark Jewel, Dangler, Enterprise, Favorite, New XLCR, Peerless, Quick Meal, Superior and Windsor used a wick which is visually the same as the 3 1/4" wide Perfection 331X wick, but is in fact 3 1/2" wide and is not interchangeable.

Using an all cotton wick, the instructions usually given for kerosene heater wicks do not apply, as modern kerosene heaters use a fiberglass fiber topped wick.  The Perfection 500 wick cannot be "burned dry," or the wick itself will burn down 1/4" or so; after that happens a few times, the wick is too short to use and must be replaced.

 

Perfection heaters use a flame spreader, being designed before the advent of catalytic converters.  Combined with a cotton wick, the fuel used must be carefully chosen.  Clear 1K kerosene burns cleanly, but "Low Odor Mineral Spirits" burn much more cleanly and give a longer wick life, just as with circular wick lamps of the same vintage, such as the B & H, Rayo, and P & A lamps.  A fuel such as "Liquid Paraffin" will burn cleanly, but will also leave a paraffin residue in the "tails" of the wick, shortening wick life by inhibiting the capillary action necessary to "wick" fuel up to the top of the wick for proper combustion.

Perfection 525M

Perfection 735

Perfection 61

Perfection 500 from 1919

 

Different styles of Perfection 500 wick sleeves.  They fit the same heaters.

A typical font/reservoir and burner assembly using a Perfection 500 wick.  This photo is of a Valor font, but Perfection heaters are extremely similar.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

 

 

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