Intro: DIY: Bicycle Tube Nozzle Lamp
This is a simple home made candle-like lamp. This lamp can be used at fun camps and candle-light dinners :P
Step 1: Minimum Requirements
1. Bicycle tube nozzle (the type shown in the photo)
2. Small bottle with metallic cap (I used a medicine bottle)
3. Small knife
4. Cotton shoelace (or strip of cotton clothing)
5. Kerosene (or any flammable thin liquid)
6. Pair of hands
Step 2: Prepare the Bottle
- Remove the label from the bottle, if you want. I did not because it was really stuck on the bottle and trying to remove it, would spoil the bottle
- Remove the cap from the bottle
- Remove the circular rubber packing from the inside of the cap. To do this, the knife could help you.
- Put the cap back on the bottle.
- Place the tip of the knife on the center of the cap and start making rotational movements from the knife to make a hole on the cap. Do not press too hard. The hole would be best if it is just a little bigger than the diameter of the nozzle.
- Now remove the cap from the bottle
Step 3: Insert the Nozzle Into the Cap
- Remove the valve which blocks the inside of the nozzle. To do this, I poured some oil into the nozzle (because the one I had, had a lot of dirt) and used a pointed scissor to screw out the valve part.
- Remove the nut and washer at the bottom of the nozzle.
- Insert the nozzle from the inside of the cap through the hole you made in the previous step.
- Put the washer on the nozzle from outside the cap and screw the nut until it's tightly fit on the washer and the cap. To do this, you may use a plier and a wrench. I didnt.
Step 4: Fueling
- Find a cotton shoelace. A round one which can go tight through the nozzle would be best. You can even make such a thing using strips of cotton cloth.
- Insert the lace through the nozzle.
- Little extra length should be at the bottom of the bottle.
- Fill the bottle with kerosene or any other flammable thin liquid. Zippo fuel would be better (I think. I have never used it.)
- Light up the lamp.
Step 5: Bonus
Place the lamp inside a glass jar for some level of wind proofing.
I USED TO LIGHT THIS TYPE OF LAMPS DURING ELECTRICITY DISCONNECTIONS