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  • When does double-wicking begin?

    Hello all

    Another question (sorry!)

    Is there a point at which wicking up is less successful and 2 smaller wicks becomes the better option? I assume (with everything) that it's very individual, depending on wax, container, FO %age, wick etc but is there a GENERAL rule of thumb, eg once the container reaches a certain diameter or some other measurement?

    Thanks,

    Marion

    ps The reason for my question is I seem to be caught between, on the one hand, a candle burning too fast (so not good value for money) and on the other a candle which tunnels slightly, giving the Roman bath effect (steps all down the sides).
    Last edited by MarionT; 19-01-2013, 05:23 PM. Reason: PS

  • #2
    Hi Marion I would try double wicking, I have found this helps on my largest containers. You can go down to quite a small wick and the melt pool joins up ........slowly

    Worth a try at least

    val

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    • #3
      Thanks Val - I'll give it a go with my smaller wicks and see what happens.

      Marion x

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      • #4
        Hope it goes well and depending on the size of your container and your wick maybe try using 3

        I'm testing FM wicks today, I haven't done a lot with ordinary wicks yet so have a long way to go.

        valx

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sheddie View Post
          Hope it goes well and depending on the size of your container and your wick maybe try using 3

          I'm testing FM wicks today, I haven't done a lot with ordinary wicks yet so have a long way to go.

          valx
          Are those the MP ones? If so I like them but my jars seem to fall between 2 sizes. Good luck with the testing.

          Marion

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