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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020

Why holes are left below the chimneys of kerosene lamp?

Small holes let in fresh air rich of oxygen through them and helps in combustion , thus giving better flame.

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Then, why holes are left below the chimneys of kerosene lamp or kitchen?

when air moves upwards it needs to be replaced with the fresh air otherwise the light will go off.so,by providing holes at the bottom the rising hot air will suck up fresh air from the bottom and provides fresh oxygen to the lamp.

Likewise, how can you tell if an oil lamp is antique? Antique lamps have a metal fitting collar that screws into the burner, a metal font-to-base connection and metal fitting holes where the oil is poured into. A real antique lamp also has hardware that is attached to the lamp with plaster.

Similarly, you may ask, is lamp oil the same as kerosene?

Lamp oil is in the same family as kerosene, but it has been purified to make it burn cleanly. The burning of lamp oil produces fewer pollutants than burning kerosene. Lamp oil can be purchased in most supermarkets, but it is more expensive than kerosene. It also does not burn as brightly as kerosene.

Are kerosene lamps safe to use indoors?

K-1 Kerosene can be used in indoor lanterns but contains sulfur and other impurities that can give it an unpleasant, oily smell when it burns (which can give some people a headache). Because of these impurities, it also gives off considerably more smoke than pure lamp oil.

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