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    Hi all

    My latest test jar is now approaching 27.5 hours which is great - I had hoped for 30 but happy with anything over 20.

    However, for probably the last 3-4 hours it's been a very small flame, existing on vapour, almost, with hardly any wax left in the jar.

    So my question is would you claim a burning time of 27 hours or stop it around the point when the flame began to die down, ie 23/24 hours?

    Thanks,

    Marion

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MarionT View Post
      Hi all

      My latest test jar is now approaching 27.5 hours which is great - I had hoped for 30 but happy with anything over 20.

      However, for probably the last 3-4 hours it's been a very small flame, existing on vapour, almost, with hardly any wax left in the jar.

      So my question is would you claim a burning time of 27 hours or stop it around the point when the flame began to die down, ie 23/24 hours?

      Thanks,

      Marion
      Well done you!
      I would probably go in the middle and say they had a burn time of 25+

      Ix

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      • #4
        Thanks Both. I have another test to do (probably another couple of tests) but will err on the low side.

        Marion

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        • #5
          I will add to Anna Rose's post. If you claim high but one odd candle did not burn that long (maybe was burned in a draught or similar place) the customer may complain. I would say go for around 22 hours and have them be pleasantly surprised.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CandleMan View Post
            I will add to Anna Rose's post. If you claim high but one odd candle did not burn that long (maybe was burned in a draught or similar place) the customer may complain. I would say go for around 22 hours and have them be pleasantly surprised.
            thanks Candleman. I will err on the low side. Another couple of tests to do to be sure but I may say between 20 and 25 hours rather than a set time.

            Marion

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            • #7
              How's the other candle burning today?

              Isabel

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              • #8
                Originally posted by holehouse View Post
                How's the other candle burning today?

                Isabel
                Thanks for asking Isabel. So far, so good.

                I did take a tiny sliver off and straight away I could see it was burning less vigorously. At first I wondered if it would tunnel but it hasn't. There was a little residue on the sides but it's cleared now that it's down from the shoulders. I think it'll burn much longer but won't know for a couple of days.

                I think for the next test I'm going to sand the small wick down slightly, rather than try cutting a sliver off. It's very hard to keep straight and even trying to take off such a small skelf. I took sandpaper to it anyway to smooth off the rough edges so I reckon if I give it a few rubs up and down I might get the right size.

                It's starting to become an obsession!!!

                Marion

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                • #9
                  Sounds as if you've cracked these jars! Well done you!
                  isabel

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by holehouse View Post
                    Sounds as if you've cracked these jars! Well done you!
                    isabel
                    Hopefully, with wood wicks at least. 14 hours burning and about 2/5 done so I might make my 30 hours after all. Need to try the sandpaper version though. Wonder if I'll ever actually SELL one ... it's like a kind of purgatory, climbing a wall I'll never reach the top of!

                    But had fun tonight making up tealight boxes. Done 18 and stopped for the night. Sleep tight, all!

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