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  1. Hi, I have been doing a lot of wick testing for my candles, mostly using CD wicks and Eco wicks. I have poured over what seems like endless recommendations for choosing the right wick. From what I gather, it seems like a lot of you that use 464 soy wax are using the CD wicks over the ECO. But, several sites recommend the ECO wicks for 464. Can a seasoned chandler explain to me the reasons you prefer the CD over the ECO (or vice versa)? I notice the cd wick tends to mushroom slightly more than the ECO. Yet, I feel like I am getting a stronger hot throw with the CD wick, but a more even melt pool and calmer wick with the ECO. I am sure it is all just personal preference, but I would like to know what you all think. I am driving myself nuts! Thanks so much in advance!
  2. Thank you for such wonderful suggestions and input, old glory and topofmurrayhill. I am currently using a CD10 with no dye just FO. Topofmurrayhil, I am glad you mentioned the CD8. I have tried the CD8, which I feel might end up being a winner, but I guess just need more testing. And unfortunately, I think that some scents I love and want to work, are just weaker to begin with and I just need to let go of them. I know the CD 8 doesn't dance around as much at the bottom of the jar and there is less (if any) mushrooming. I think I just felt that the scent throw wasn't as strong and was getting hung up on that issue. Thank you all again. You are all a wealth of knowledge and I appreciate your willingness to share some of it!
  3. Thanks so much for your reply, Moonshine! I will give the CDN's a try. That might be just the answer I'm searching for! I've tried every other wick, why not add another to the mix! lol!! Do you think that reaching a full melt pool within and hour for a 2.5" jar is too quick? The mp depth is only about 1/4", which I'm good with. It just gets there fast. Thanks again!
  4. Hi all! I have been testing my candles lately and an issue is starting to make me question my choice of wick. I use GB 464 and I am currently using a CD wick in an 8 oz straight sided jar (no taper) that measures 2.5" diameter. The wick provides a great hot throw but as is reaches the bottom 1/3 of the jar, the flame dances more (not sure how much is too much) and the jar is pretty hot. It is not so hot I can't touch it, but it does get hot underneath. Is that typical or should I wick down? The jar reaches a full mp in an hour, which is quick, right? Maybe I am expecting too much scent to soon. I have tried the next smaller wick and it doesn't get as hot, but the throw isn't as evident. I obviously don't want to make a dangerous candle, but I want to be able to smell it as well. I am about to lose my mind, as I am sure you all can relate to. I feel like I am on the right track, but maybe I am just getting hung up on every little detail. Can anyone provide me with some insight? TIA!!
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