Oil Lamps and Candles Burn Rate

Kerosene lantern – 1 wick

Will burn 45 hours on 1 qt. (dietz lantern information) burning at the rate of 5 hours a day, the following amount of kerosene would be used; per day – 1/9 qt., per week – 7/9 qt; per month 3 1/13 qt.; per year 10 gallons

Candles burning time

¾” diameter x 4” tall – 2 hours and 20 minutes
7/8” diameter 4” – 5 hours
2” square x 9” high – 7 hours per inch or 4 inches – 28 hours and 9 inches – 63 hours

wicks for oil lamps are so cheap… 3 for under $1.00 buy them by the handful!!

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