Issues with candle burn
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  1. #1
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    Default Issues with candle burn

    HI guys. well I been doing alot of search and still no luck

    I bought my gear from candlewic.com and they told me a very small size then what I ended up ordering for my 2-3" candles of beeswax

    I bought #2 square since many other sites say this and also found guys talking about that size here on the forums.

    will load pic to show you my issues.

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    Default Re: Issues with candle burn

    You need a more thick candle punched!

    Thomas

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    Default Re: Issues with candle burn

    Yep, wick is too small. Should use a 60 ply wick. Mann Lake's catalog has a recommended wick size for each candle mold for pure beeswax. I've seen several candle sites that recommend the same size wick for all candles of the same size regardless of which type of wax is used. That's just not true. Beeswax takes a larger wick than most other types of waxes.

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    Default Re: Issues with candle burn

    Quote Originally Posted by GaSteve View Post
    Yep, wick is too small. Should use a 60 ply wick. Mann Lake's catalog has a recommended wick size for each candle mold for pure beeswax. I've seen several candle sites that recommend the same size wick for all candles of the same size regardless of which type of wax is used. That's just not true. Beeswax takes a larger wick than most other types of waxes.
    I was told square wick is the best for beeswax

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    Default Re: Issues with candle burn

    You may find this article useful ...
    http://www.beeculture.com/the-right-size-wick/
    Graham
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    Default Re: Issues with candle burn

    Mann Lake's 60 ply wick works perfectly for a 3" beeswax pillar. It leaves just a thin shell as it burns, glowing from the inside out. The shell can be gently folded inward as it burns to completely consume the wax. I'm not sure if it's considered "square" or not. It's all about pulling the right amount of molten wax toward the flame. Too much and it runs and makes a mess. Too little and it tunnels then goes out.

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    Default Re: Issues with candle burn

    Wax should be very finely filtered too or otherwise the wick will plug and not pull up the wax as well. In the picture though I think simply too small. I had a big coffee mug I wanted to turn into a candle and had to twist together three stands of the wick I had to prevent the tunnel and drowning of the flame.
    Frank

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