Lamp & Quick Wick

For plumbers, a ball of quality lamp wick or quick wick is an important supply to carry. While not used as frequently today as it was years ago, cotton lamp wick still has a place in the plumbing industry. In some cases, using lamp wick or quick wick will be a better option than the modern standard of pipe tape and dope. To stock up on lamp wick for your upcoming plumbing projects, order from SEACO today. If you have any questions, contact us right away for assistance.

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Cotton Lamp Wick

Used in industrial trades such as plumbing and packing threaded joints.

 

Color(s)SizeLengthPackCase/Spool WeightStrength*Part#
WhiteFine2oz. ball39650#N/ATRI 250
WhiteMedium2oz. ball39650#N/ATRI 245

Quick Wick

Used in industrial trades such as plumbing and packing threaded joints.

 

Color(s)SizeLengthPackCase/Spool WeightStrength*Part#
White1-Ply1oz. tube43227#N/ATRI 255

Lamp & Quick Wick Applications

  • Packing threads. Every plumber should know how to pack threads using lamp wick, as this skill still comes in handy on certain projects. This type of twine has been used to create an effective seal for many years.
  • Handling large diameter pipes. In some cases, when plumbing a large diameter pipe, it might be preferred or even necessary to use lamp wick or quick wick instead of plumber’s tape. 
  • Cover pipe cracks. This twine can be used to cover up minor cracks or cuts on threaded pipes.

Benefits of Lamp & Quick Wick

  • Achieve a proper seal. Teflon tape is the standard today for sealing threaded joints, but some may not seal completely when using tape. It can be helpful to turn to lamp wick as a solution. This is particularly true when working on old fittings. 
  • Alternative to taping and doping. Having lamp wick on hand offers the plumber an alternative that may be able to solve a problem that can’t be addressed through tape and dope alone.