Can u repair a hole in a kersone lamp? The bottom part.

by Vurna
  3 answers
  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jul 03, 2017

    Is the kerosene lamp glass or metal? Like an old fashioned glass lamp or Coleman camping lamp (lantern)? Explain what bottom part. Thank you.

    • Vurna Vurna on Jul 03, 2017

      It's old fashioned glass sorry I didn't say. Thank you.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jul 05, 2017

    Hmmm, a hole in the bottom of a glass lamp. It is broken. Does it fit on another part of a lamp to make it taller? I am baffled, as I have some of glass lamps with glass chimneys and don't understand why there is a hole in the bottom and why the lamp didn't break completely. Ok, you lift off the glass part and the wick assembly is there with the wick sticking out the top and other end of the wick is in the kerosene. Are you referring to the wick assembly and it is gone? The only way you can repair glass is with glass, as the seal must be tight, so the kerosene does not leak out. A glassblower may be able to help you with suggestions and possibly seal the glass for you. I know I haven't helped much. Any suggestions from other Hometalkers?

    • Vurna Vurna on Jul 06, 2017

      Thank you. I bought it with the hole in it. It's in like a seam like maybe it had had a piece sticking out and got knocked off, left a small hole in it you have to look hard to find it. Maybe can find someone to repair it. Live in a small town maybe someone knows someone that can do it. Appreciate you answering. Really pretty lamp tho.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jul 08, 2017

    Back again......I understand now. You could possibly use glass glue/jewelry glue to fill the hole, if not overly large. Or if you find a piece of glass to glue in the hole, that might work. If nothing works, then onto a glass blower. Check out your local college or arts center for glassblower. Good Luck!