- Wire Nippers
- Hand Drill
- Hack saw
(Besides the bottles, I found everything here at Lowe’s)
- One Tiki replacement wick
- One 3/4in x3/4in brass coupling for a PEX pipe (this serves as the wick holder)
- One 1/2in copper cap
- Two hex nuts (threaded for 3/8in-16 thread rod)
- 4 or 5 inches of small decorative chain
- One 3/4in split ring hanger (threaded for 3/8in-16 thread rod) You can buy them HERE or you can also get these at Lowes. Home depot sells them online but not in-store.
- Two wood screws
- One Top plate connector (threaded for 3/8 in-16 thread rod)
- One 4 1/2in long, 3/8in diameter-16 zinc plated threaded rod (I bought a 3ft rod and cut into 8 pieces with a hack saw)
- Tiki torch fuel
- One empty glass bottle
Important: Bottle opening sizes can vary so you may need to also purchase a 16mm flat washer to make sure wick holder fits.
To see if you will need the washer or not, take the ¾ x ¾ coupling
And place it right on top of the bottle opening
If opening of bottle is too large for the coupling, place the 16mm flat washer between the bottle opening and the coupling
Now slide tiki wick into wick holder leaving about ¼ -1/2in of the wick sticking out of top
Wall Mount Assembly:
Screw the two hex nuts onto the two ends of the zinc rod
Screw the plate connector onto one end of the rod
Screw ring hanger on other end of rod
Now tighten everything up.
Drill small hole in copper cap
You can spray paint the color of your choice or just leave as is
Fill bottle up to neck with Tiki torch fuel and let wick soak up the fuel before lighting!
(I fill my bottles to the VERY top, right below the wick holder because I like a larger flame)
Screw on wall mount, attach bottle, and light!
To save fuel in large wine bottles, fill bottom of bottle with water (a few inches below where bottom of wick sits inside bottle) Water sinks and oil floats so wick isn’t affected by the water! 😉