Wick usage is less than ½ inch per gallon of fuel or one wick will be used up about every 5 gallons of fuel burned.
I also purchased an extra globe and 10 wicks. The ten wicks will last me through 50 gallons of fuel or 2½ years of everyday use.
The lantern is of good value and construction plus it’s very bright for an oil lamp. I am pleased with this purchase and do recommend it as a should have for your first oil lamp purchase.
Here’s where I bought it from plus the stores product details:
W. T. Kirkman Lanterns Inc. http://www.lanternnet.com/
is a good source for all your oil lamp needs and much oil lamp information. They’re worth a visit.
The #2 Blizzard (or now #90) was originally billed as the "King of the Cold Blast Lanterns," and was in fact one of the first Cold Blast Lanterns produced; being so, it takes the older style #852 Fitzall globe. This workhorse of a lantern is still used as a primary source of light in many parts of the world, and is still a real favorite here in the U.S.
•15" High, 7 3/4" Base Diameter
•Average 12-14 Candle Power
•31 oz. Fount Capacity, 27 Hour Burning Time
•Approximate Thermal Output: 1400 BTU per Hour
•Operates on Average at 6 Cents per Hour worth of Lamp Oil.
•Wicked and ready to add oil