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Still working on the right wick size for the 2 inch pillar. I am trying a square braided #3. Burn was great for the first hour but now the flame is low and there seems to be a lot of melted wax building up. Does that mean the wick is too small and I should try a bigger wick?
 

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found it also took a snip from there web page maybe this will help-:)

Keep in mind however, that most wick sizing is based upon paraffin waxes. When you are using natural waxes such as: soy, beeswax and other vegetable based waxes, you tend to require a wick that calls for a larger diameter than what your candle is. It is highly encouraged to purchase a small amount of wick to test before making a bunch of candles. Testing is a nessacary part in proper candlemaking.


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Most candles I burn (3" dia.) require the wick to be trimmed several times during the complete burn. I don't think it's uncommon at all.
 

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I have no idea. They are store bought. I haven't delved into candlemaking yet. I can't remember ever burning a pillar where I didn't either have to trim the wick or trim the wax.
 

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I am burning a 2 3/4" pillar right now with a #6. I do trim the wick if it is longer than about 1/4" before lighting it. With beeswax I think that the correct wick length is more important.
 

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What about using two or three wicks? At some point, there has to be a maximum diameter that one wick will burn effectively. I've seen candles with several wicks but usually they are around 5 or 6 inch dia.
 

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I have never tried more than one wick, but my largest candle is about 3" diameter. I use #6 for that. It burns about a 2" to 2.5" hole about an inch or a little more deep and then the walls start melting down to slow the candle burn rate. It keeps burning down with the 1-1.5" deep well.

I trim the wick when I notice that it is longer than about 1/4" and it seems to work well.
 

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I was almost positive that I got it from Betterbee. I have got most of my candle supplies from them, but I don't see it now on the website. I looked again on the side of the roll and it definitely says "#6". Betterbee has "60 ply" that they recommend for 3"+ candles. Maybe that is the same.

I might have got the #6 from Candlewic. I will look a little more and see if I can find the electronic receipt.
 

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You should not have to trim your wick during burning to get it to burn right. I think you just need to wick up. I use a 6 ply flat braided wick for my pillars and have no problems with them.
 
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