Wick Types

Are wicks interchangeable? For example, if your last wick was fiberglass, can you now use a cotton or wool wick? While you can probably find an interchangeable wick that fits the appliance, it isn't safe. Wick types are not interchangeable. Instead, consult the manufacturer and find out the acceptable wicks for the appliance. The reason is that each type of kerosene equipment is built for a specific type of wick. You should only use the manufactured recommended wick. (Source: CPSC and Sanford Fire Department).