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Offline slacker361

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Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« on: August 04, 2011, 10:40:23 am »
Here is my "first" votive that I did last night, the flame doesnt stay big for very long.... almost like a smolder instead of a flame.... did I use the wrong wicks or is it something else I did wrong?

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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 10:52:39 am »
if you didn't get the honey out of the wax they act like that.  Small flame, crackle and go out

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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 03:34:36 pm »
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&source=hp&q=beeswax+candle+wick+guide&aq=1l&aqi=g-l2g-jl1&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=e608d4eab052b7c6&biw=1344&bih=705

don't remember which of these pages had the best info.  see if you can find what you need here.  beeswax candles are a little different than others and i had some trouble with them at first.
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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 04:07:49 pm »
Cathy that link just takes me to a google page. Do you have another link.

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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 04:16:36 pm »
if you didn't get the honey out of the wax they act like that.  Small flame, crackle and go out

No crackling doesn't go out but very small flame. This isn't cappings wax but it is honey free. 

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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 04:24:19 pm »
it takes you to the search on wicks.  somewhere in there i found a couple of good pages on bees wax candle wicks.  i don't have time to comb through them now and i blew up the computer that had the link saved  ;)
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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 06:54:54 pm »
it takes you to the search on wicks.  somewhere in there i found a couple of good pages on bees wax candle wicks.  i don't have time to comb through them now and i blew up the computer that had the link saved  ;)
sorry kathyp when I looked at that on the "smart" phone all it did was take me to the google page.... Yeah I used the wrong wick.... ordered new ones today ....... hope that fixes the problem...

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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 08:42:50 pm »
yep wrong wick    here is what a votive looks like with the proper wick.....


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Re: Did I use the wrong wick? (pic)
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 07:42:05 pm »
We are having that same problem with wicks. Tried #1 square braid in the votive and it went out as you describe. Received #2 square braid (although from another source) today and it actually looks smaller that the previous #1  :(

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