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Post  andyc on Mon 31 May 2010, 1:40 am

Hi,

Just put my crank shaft bearings together and wondered what other people have used as wicks in the oilers. I have raided my mums bag of left over knitting wool and it all seems too thick to go into the oiler tube. Would a few strands of cotton wound together do the same job or can the oiler tube be done away with altogether and rely on gravity to get the oil where it needs to be.

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Post  DavidH on Mon 31 May 2010, 10:20 am

See 'Wick Feed Oilers' under 4" Burrell heading.
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Post  hughb on Mon 31 May 2010, 10:08 pm

Hi guys

As for me I was one day at the market and came across the old stile mop...
The one that look like worms.As I can get a pic if it helps.

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Post  forge on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 5:03 am

i have been fitting mine this morning.
i tried some very thick cotton but ended up using a thiner type. pushed strand down tube as far as i could then wrapped end around tube inside the oil pot. will see how well they work... i have filled pots with gear oil...
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Post  IanR on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9:08 am

I know this is reopening an old thread. I've just got to this stage and looked at the oiler tubes and thinking what on earth would work as a wick in that tiny hole? Just wondering what other 2in boulders have used and how well has it worked?

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Post  lynnr on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9:20 am

Hi ho

You need to use worsted wool. Use thin copper wire to make holders for the wicks. This makes putting down the tube simple and also makes sure you get low enough. Don't use anything else other than copper in case you reach rotating items.


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Post  IanR on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 2:46 pm

Thanks for that Lynn. Only thing is on the 2in. The hole through the oiler tube is only about 0.5mm diameter. So I'm not sure how I can get even the thinnest rand of wool down it. And even if I can will there be any space left for the oil to get through?

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