Tilley pre heater alternate

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  1. Gordon Australia

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    I lost my Tilley pre-heater years ago.
    A simple alternative is to use a an old tea cup candle. Empty the wax, then make a hole in the middle to Slide Over the vaporiser tube. Hold it secure with a slice of cork, also with a hole in it.
    It stays in place, no need to ever remove unless it gets damaged.
    Cut a strip of thick cloth, about the same length as your longest finger.
    Dunk in Metho, then drop into tea cup and light.
    It should burn for around 2 minutes, enough time to heat the upper parts and light of the mantle.

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  2. AussiePete

    AussiePete United States Subscriber

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    That’s a good tip, thank you for sharing.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  3. ROBBO55

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    Welcome to CPL Gordon.
    That's certainly one way to do it.
     
  4. Paul Burnell Ireland

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    I will be trying this.....
    Thanks Gordon
     
  5. bp4willi

    bp4willi Germany Subscriber

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    Good solution
     

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