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16 hours ago, LittleMissSunshine said:

I am finding that 6006 is pretty easy to over-wick. I'm using 9oz straight-sided jars which are about 2.75" wide I think? I forget now. I started testing with CD-12s, then 10s, then 8s, now 7s. And by half to 2/3 of the way down it is a torch that gets WAY too big and hot. To the point that it actually stops throwing mid-burn.  I will be testing CD-6's next and hoping that is small enough lol. 

I know what you're talking about. the first time I tried CD's I looked at the wick chart and bought 18, 16, & 14, I'm lucky I didn't burn my house down. I've settled in to a CD8 in that container. My new philosophy is to start small and work my way up.

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On 6/16/2018 at 10:45 AM, karinz40 said:

I also was burning the same fo in 8 oz tin with Premier 725 and the same thing happened, MP was just about the same so thinking the wicks are very very similar

Still sad.  I know it's hot here but should that really happen??

 

You still have time to get these candles right. As I understand it, the tins are notorious for being hard to wick. That doesn't mean it's impossible, just trial and error. I would certainly down wick according to what you've been testing, and take another few shots at it.  If you don't have a lot invested in the wax, you can, by all means, discard it and try another wax/container/wick combination. 

 

The "journey" of candle making can be a frustrating one, but when you "hit the jackpot" of having all of the essential elements of a beautiful, perfectly scented and even burning candle, the reward is a lovely thing :)

 

I am also in Arizona and I certainly believe that with our temperatures and ultra dry air, a lot of "down wicking" needs to be considered. I deliberately start off by trying to under wick a candle at first, then go up a notch if necessary. Just think, after awhile, you'll have quite the wick collection on hand to test other containers and not have to wait for the new ones to arrive. (ask me how I know!) :lol:

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I'm poring a couple more to be tested in a few weeks but thinking of going to 4625, or 464 soy  Opinions???

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On 6/17/2018 at 1:03 PM, Forrest said:

My new philosophy is to start small and work my way up.

I'm going to tape this to my forehead.

 

A philosophy that applies to more than wicks, I think.

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I've used 6006 for years and these extra long cure times of like 2 weeks is just not necessary. Sure... you MAY get a i bit more noticeable HT or CT after they sit longer, or it may be because you spent time away from the candle and not used to it.

 

My test results have never been different after a couple days vs a couple weeks, especially with wicking.

It is mostly parrafin after all.  Ive reached out to manufactures and distributors before and asked about cure times.. and most laugh at the idea of letting cure for a couple weeks.

Most say 2 days is plenty. Just my two cents. If you notice otherwise, then go with what you think. For me... a couple or few days has always worked fine.

 

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