posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 03:06 PM
I always keep a good stock of hurricane lamps in my house for power cuts, they are great for cheap lighting and give off a nice bit of warmth too.
This week in preparation for winter, i gave mine a check over and noticed that the fuel level had dropped in a few. Upon closer inspection it appeared
that i had a leak in some of them, but i was struggling to see where abouts.
I have bought some cheaper ones, and recently i bought a better quality one, but had the same problem. The lamps do not have a maximum fill level
indicator on them, so i just filled them right up to the top of the filling hole, like you would in your gas tank.
However, i have traced the leak to the where the bottom of the handles are connected.....see the red circles to see where exactly my fuel is
The filling hole seems to be just at the same level as the enitire joint of these handle bases, and i traced the leak to there. So my tip is to check
yours if you think you are losing fuel, and my question is.....is there usually a recommended level to fill lamps like this?
As a fix i'm going to epoxy the joints all the way around, see how i get on with that.