unpacking, remove screen (#10) by turning to
right. Fasten bail or hanger (#9) in
eyelets on screen retainer (#3). Fill with
best grade water white kerosene to 1/2" below
filler cap (#2).
LIGHTING: At each
lighting, remove screen (#10). Apply one
tablespoon full of denatured alcohol to Primer
Wick (#6). Replace screen (#10) and light
by inserting match in lighting gate (#5).
Kerosene can be used for priming (if alcohol is
unavailable). IF kerosene is used, the primer
wick must be lit with Screen (#10) off and Screen
MUST NOT BE REPLACED until primer wick is
entirely BURNED OUT.
ADJUSTING FLAME: After
priming alcohol has burned off, adjust flame by
opening filler cap (#2) until flame rises just
over the round baffle on top of inner shell
(#8). Flame adjustment is controlled by
quantity of air passing thru holes in filler cap
(#2). When flame is properly adjusted, mark
filler cap so that future adjustments can be made
PLACING HEATER IN CAR: Attach
asbestos sheet (#11) by slipping over hook of bail
(#9). Hang heater to cross bar under hood if
convenient. If not, place in LEVEL
TO EXTINGUISH: Remove heater
and place snuffer can over screen (#10). Leave
snuffer can on screen until next lighting.
TO REPLACE WICK: If wick
becomes carbonized, remove screen (#10), inner shell
(#8), and outer shell (#7). Remove wick assembly by
lifting out burner head (#4). Loosen hard carbon
on wick by scratching with pointed instrument.
This will lengthen life of wick temporarily.
THE TOP OF THE WICK SHOULD BE FLUSH WITH WICK
CONTAINER TUBE AT ALL TIMES. If wick cannot
be brought up flush with wick container tube, we
recommend purchase of a new wick.
TO USE AS EMERGENCY ROAD
FLARE: Remove screen (#10) and inner shell
assembly (#8),. Light center wick.
KEEP HEATER UPRIGHT AT ALL TIMES
CAUTION: If kerosene splashes thru
burner head and soaks primer wick the heater will smoke
and soot up. (If primer wick should get soaked with
kerosene, remove screen, light primer wick and allow it
to burn completely out.) Screen must be free of
soot at all times.
If screen is punctured in any way,
the burner is not fireproof until screen is replaced
with new one.
DO NOT ALLOW HEATER TO BURN
COMPLETELY OUT OF FUEL. THIS ACTUALLY BURNS THE
WICK, DESTROYING IT OR SHORTENING ITS LIFE.
COVER HOOD AND RADIATOR WITH BLANKET
OR TARPAULIN to prevent heat from escaping. (You
can't heat a room with the windows open.)
Do not be alarmed if heater smokes
on first burning. The preserving oil must burn
off the screen, lasts only two minutes and is
IF HEATER BURNS IMPROPERLY, DO NOT
LIGHT IT AGAIN UNTIL:
1. Carbon has been scraped
from wick (#4). It is vitally important that wick
is flush with opening in metal wick container if
perfect combustion is to be obtained. If in
scraping the carbon the wick is slightly below the wick
container, the unit will function temporarily. A
new wick assembly should be installed as soon as
2. All soot and carbon have
been removed from shells (#7) and (#8) and burner head
3. Screen (#10) has been
thoroughly cleaned. (The proper air mixture will
not feed through a dirty screen.)
4. Shells (#7) and (#8) are
THEN LIGHT AND THE HEATER IS AS GOOD
TO ASSEMBLE BURNER HEAD
1. Insert Wick assembly (#4)
in Oil Reservoir (#1).
2. Seat Outer Shell (#7).
3. Seat Inner Shell Assembly
FROM MILES STAIR
|The Primer Wick (#4) mentioned above.
The one pictured on the left is an original
factory replacement, two thin strips of
asbestos stapled together at the ends forming a
circle approximately 2 1/2" in diameter using 7
1/2" strips of asbestos. The Primer Wick I make
uses thicker and stronger asbestos.
Nothing other than asbestos will work for this
job, as asbestos is an absorbent mineral and
will not burn. Asbestos dust can be
hazardous to your health, so handle