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  1. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    That sounds like it would work. Good thinking warming it up again - yes for me the wax didn't go all the way down because it was too cold and set before it reached the bottom.
  2. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    I had a go at that - what happened was the wax didn't go all the way down the gap, and then it still pulled away again, just with a smaller gap. It might be okay if I was pulling it out of the mold,...
  3. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    Okay, here's a little update. I tried a couple of things that you people have helpfully suggested.

    Test one (intending to stick):
    Heated glass in the oven - cooled wax before pouring -...
  4. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    Covering it seems like a good idea too. I did think of putting the wooden candle lids on while they cool, but trouble is the wick is still long, and I don't like to cut it until it's set. Will think....
  5. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    That sounds like a good thing to try. I have this electric double boiler wax melter, which is really great, but the wax in the tap tends to solidify and block up if I have the temp below about 65....
  6. How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    Forgive me if this question has been asked before on the forum - I couldn't see it anywhere. I'm making beeswax candles with coconut oil (1 cup coconut oil to 1 kg wax). I'm pouring them into candle...
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