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My radiant Kerosene Heater wick will light but then the wick stops burning in certain areas around the ring. It is always the same spots. I get the K-1 from the same retailer every time. Is it time for a new wick? If yes, what wick number. The wick has been burned dry.

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Go to this site. You can find out just about anything you want to know about kerosene heaters.

www.milesstair.com

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