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    Default what type of Wick for this candles?

    Pillar Candle: 3 inch high and about 2 inch in diameter.
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    Look at Mann Lake catalogue they give wick size for all their molds pick a size.

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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    yes, that would be great however it is no a mannlake mold. it is a metal mold i got a long time ago from pouret.
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    Chief,
    For this size pure beeswax candle Bee Services in Terrell Texas sells #W07 wick. It does not matter who's mold you have used.
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    2" is 2"
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    honey: can you suggest a wick size?
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    sorry honey.... i am not followin ya.
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    Mann Lake's catalog says to use 2/0 wick for candles 1" to 3" in diameter. We use it for tapers and all but the biggest pillars (3" and up). For those we use 60 ply.

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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    2/0 is too small for a pillar candle. You will need either a #2 or #3 depending on the wax


    Remember the 1/0 is the largest with each number getting smaller. 3/0 is smaller than 2/0 or 1/0 and 2/0 is smaller than 1/0

    #1, #2, #3 each gets larger as the number goes up

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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    how do you know when to use an /o number versus a #?
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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    We use 60 ply flat braided wick. /0's are smaller than #'s.

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    Default Re: what type of Wick for this candles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    how do you know when to use an /o number versus a #?
    the /0 are for mostly tapers in beeswax. The 5/0 is good for birthday candles, so i am told. I had to ask my supplier because i got some odd wicks when i bought an existing candle business

    the # are more for pillars and votives

    The best is to experiment with the wax. Each batch is different.

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