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Willty

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Valor heaters
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:30:36 PM »
this frosty weather reminds me that when I was in my teens and had started work my dad woke me up and put a Valor paraffin heater in the room for 10 minutes,it helped a bit but the smell was bad,no central heating in the sixties.

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 05:41:41 PM »
Hi Willty,
               Yeah I remember having two heaters, we lived in a big cold farm house.
                This would be around 1976/78 in England.
                 There was one which was all coved in and you took the back cover off.

                The other was better, canít remember the make Iíam sure the top of
                 it was on a hinge. It give the best heat.
                 You had to make sure the wick was the right height when lit.
                 This helped to cut out some of the smell.
                 Have to go out, need a shovel of coal for the fire.
                 Billy.

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Willty

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 10:54:01 PM »
Wb54,your second description was spot on,a hinge let the upper part open to lift out the fuel tank which held about half a gallon.
Perhaps because the wick wasn't trimmed right that was why the smell was bad.
The heat was quite good given some time and being portable was used as required around the house.

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 04:08:46 PM »
Hi Willty,
                 That one was the best, just like a two foot flue, give a great light
                 display at night. Telling scary stories with the lights off.
                 Did you get your paraffin from the garage?
                 Donít think they would be allowed now, thank god.
                 We had a small paraffin lamp which was in the outside toilet.

                 My dad showed us how to put a new wick into the heater.
                 Thanks for your thread, brought by old memories
                     Billy.

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 10:22:55 PM »
wb54,yes it gave an eerie light out through the holes round the side and top,we had a "Pink Paraffin " can and went to the local garage and filled it for about 1/6 ,the other fuel was "Esso Blue"


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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 11:05:14 AM »
Hi Willty,
              Yeah, I have to say the same. The bedrooms in the farm house was big, thatís where
               they was used. Turned them off when the children went to bed.
               Had to carry ours back to the house, no car then.

               When I was growing up in Belfast, the outside toilet having to throw a coat
               over your shoulders. The light burning away, itís was like bleak house.
               You take care,       Billy.

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 06:33:47 PM »
wb54,the mention of the outside toilets recall forgotten memories ,I can't recall going to it in the night ,perhaps we just held it in as we never used a po,we wouldn't linger there  even during the day,in ,trousers down, do the business ,use the newspaper,trousers up,pull the chain before the smell rose

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 01:09:43 AM »
I used to have a ' Valorie ' heater years back.... Many a cold winter night down that dark wee entry we would snuggle/fumble and stay warm together  ...those were the days ... I think she emigrated to New Zealand in later years   I was very fond of her ...  ;) :)

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2021, 02:53:51 AM »
I used to have a ' Valorie ' heater years back.... Many a cold winter night down that dark wee entry we would snuggle/fumble and stay warm together  ...those were the days ... I think she emigrated to New Zealand in later years   I was very fond of her ...  ;) :)
Unrequited love mate, she was so fond of you she done a runner to the farthest corner of the earth, sorry mucker but somebody had to tell you.💔
DEFUND THE BBC !!!

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2021, 09:53:45 AM »
Hi everyone,
                     I might be wrong here and if Iíam then, sorry.
                     pete57, are you saying that ď valorie ď left for New Zealand ?

                    Sometimes itís better to turn the wick down low and let the
                    flame in your life sail away to a better place.
                    Am sure she loved you.

                    Best regards and keep warm.      Billy.

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2021, 10:41:46 PM »
Unrequited love mate, she was so fond of you she done a runner to the farthest corner of the earth, sorry mucker but somebody had to tell you.💔
thanks ..It never crossed my mind until now .   ;) :)

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Re: Valor heaters
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2021, 10:42:43 PM »
Hi everyone,
                     I might be wrong here and if Iíam then, sorry.
                     pete57, are you saying that ď valorie ď left for New Zealand ?

                    Sometimes itís better to turn the wick down low and let the
                    flame in your life sail away to a better place.
                    Am sure she loved you.

                    Best regards and keep warm.      Billy.

 got ya Billy.   :D :)