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Offline Jim 134

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Knowledge about wicks
« on: April 26, 2012, 07:06:47 am »
Do wicks in candles have a burning direction  :?


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Re: Knowledge about wicks
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 10:10:38 am »
down :-P
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Re: Knowledge about wicks
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 10:39:26 am »
Good answer.   :-D

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Re: Knowledge about wicks
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 12:37:00 pm »
Interesting.   Never heard of such a thing.  Wish they would have explained why
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Re: Knowledge about wicks
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 01:29:41 pm »
You learn something new everyday.  Maybe in the way it is braided?    What about when dipping candles and you are making 2 with the same string?   One would be up in the candle and one would be down.   You would have to cut the string and retie before dipping so both would be up.   Or is it just with their wicks?   

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Re: Knowledge about wicks
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 08:40:38 pm »
I know this thread is a little old but in reading that web page they state towards the bottom that if you use flat wick you don't have to worry about "direction".   I had seen another place that said to use flat wick in tapers.  Now I was under the impression that square braided was the best to use.

I'm a bit confused now.


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Ok, I see now that flat wick is recommended for paraffin candles and square braided wicks are recommended for beeswax.  I was probably already told this detail by some of you fine folks...and I forgot it. ;)   Ed
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