the feed pipe by twisting a wire through it to loosen all
sediment, then rinse with clean oil. Take the wick tubes
from boiling water, turn upside down to drain, then
replace on feed pipe taking care that the hook is placed
under the feed pipe and that the setscrew is tightened
firmly without forcing.
c. Replace feed pipe, cap, wicks, and reservoir.
After resetting wicks the burner will be ready for
operation. If the burners are occasionally cleaned in this
way they will operate in a satisfactory manner
102. Re-Wicking Burner
When it becomes necessary to re-wick use the
same type wick or equal. Remove the drum, press the
indicating pointer through the hole in the dial; while
holding it there, turn handwheel to the right until the wick
carrier is lifted as high as it can go. Lift out the oil wick
and insert the new. Press the wick downward until the
carrier engages with the teeth on the lower end of the
handwheel spindle (fig. 37). Turn the wick down until
Figure 36. Dismantling burner for cleaning.
the screw top thoroughly, being careful to remove all dirt
and carbon from the flange on which the drum and
combustion tube rest. Brush all loose particles of
carbon or scale from the wick tubes and flange. Wipe
with a dry cloth and replace burner top and drum. See
that holes in combustion tubes are clean and open.
101. Correcting Sticking Wicks
When wick tubes become covered with gummy oil,
causing the wick to work hard and keeping the drum
from seating properly, clean in the following manner:
a. Remove oil reservoir and drain feed line.
Loosen burner clamp) setscrew. Remove wick tube
from feed pile, unscrew top and take .wick out. Place
the wick tubes in pan of boiling water deep enough to
covet them. Add about one-half pound washing soda or
any good cleaning compound. Do not use lye as it will
damage the brass tube and do not boil in aluminum
vessels as soda dissolves aluminum.
b. Boil vigorously for one hour then all gummy
substance will either be boiled off tubes or so thoroughly
Figure 37. Re-wick burner.
loosened that it can be easily scraped away. Clean out