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  1. bfroberts

    Scentsy Dupes?

    The Candlemaker's Store
  2. Oh gosh, don't I know it. I've tried so many times to get away from this wax, and here I am using it yet again. I'm using a new container, 3+ inches, and I'm having to break out the CD wicks for it even though they aren't my preference. So frustrating, but since I have dozens of these jars I'll have to make it work. I can't find one wick series that will work across the board for me in 6006. I really don't know why I am still using this wax. Glutton for punishment, I guess.
  3. Several ATM....LOL, but 6006 is what I was referring to.
  4. I use 9oz ss jars, but I don't use the CD wicks with this jar. The off center melt pool messes me up with narrow containers. I use zinc 44-24, 44-32 and sometimes need a 51z for the heavy scents. LX 14 is a good starting point with this jar also. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Good luck.
  5. I'd try pouring a little cooler. ETA: Oops, just realized this was already answered.
  6. Not that I have any skin in the game, but her comments sounded (read) pretty snarky to my eyes.
  7. No, it cleans the jar. ETA: yes, I'm using status.
  8. bfroberts

    Temporary Storage?

    I don't see why not. It'll be fine.
  9. bfroberts

    Temporary Storage?

    I use #5 plastics or mason jars.
  10. bfroberts

    Help with Palm wicking

    For me, CSN 16 won't clean the jar, not even close. I haven't tried CSN 22,
  11. bfroberts

    Heat Gun Alternatives?

    My strategy, because I loathe using the heat gun, was to figure out how to get smooth tops. What kind of issues are you having that make using the heat gun necessary? Maybe someone here can help.
  12. bfroberts

    Clamshells vs Shaped Melts

    I'm a clamshell fan. Mold and packaging in one, easy to store, transport and display. I stopped making shapes a long time ago and donated a bunch of molds. I don't really want to go back, but I certainly wouldn't mind an end to widespread use of plastics. Bagged melts don't sell for me at all. If clams become obsolete, I'll have to figure something else out.
  13. bfroberts

    Wicks for 6006

    The mushrooming with zinc wicks is significantly reduced with a proper cure time and keeping the FO load at 6%. I don't get any more mushrooming with zinc wicks than with any others in 6006.
  14. Yes, yes, yes! ITA I have pulled many a wick almost immediately after lighting if it misbehaved. The first burn is when I expect to see the best burn.