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  1. Not sure whereabouts in MA you are, but Candlechem sells them.
  2. Welp... I think I may have spoken too soon. Ha! Go figure. This candle has been burning for a few hours and I can smell it throughout a couple of rooms. Granted it took a little bit longer to spread throughout the rooms than if the AC was off, but it eventually did. The scent is a bit diminished, but the scent is there.
  3. @BusyBee that's a pretty good idea with the fog. I assume it would be a little bit more denser than regular smoke but still give the same traces. I know it has been mentioned that hot and cold ancient temps do not make a difference in the hot throw, but I've seen first hand here that there is a difference. At least in my experience in my house. The heat and the AC come from the same mini split unit. Anyway, what kind of life is it without a little bit of challenge anyway? 😁
  4. @BusyBee Yup. I found this thread regarding air flow as well. Is what it is I guess.
  5. I realize this thread is just about 14 years old, but I too am experiencing the same issue. Bringing it back around to see if anyone else is also noticing this phenomenon. I’m testing with 464 - Pumpkin Souffle at 6% and 8%, and with 6006 - Cranberry Apple Marmalade at 7%. Cured since January / February. The 8% Pumpkin Souffle is older than that. Other scents behave the same way. In the winter and spring, bam, in your face and up your nose. Can’t miss it. But now in the summer with the AC on, notha. I burn a candle and smell the scent just fine, and when I turn on the AC, in minutes, the scent is just about non existent. Doesn't matter the scent. But once I shut the AC off, in minutes the scent comes back. I’ve even burned for a few hours with the AC on to see if the scent “catches up”. Nope. I’m assuming it must be the cold heavy air dropping and affecting the scent throw somehow. I can have the heat on in the winter and it would have no affect. I also tested a couple of weeks ago with some windows open for the fun of it and I could smell throughout the rooms. Which I was extremely surprised. I thought for sure the scent would just go out the window and smell nothing whatsoever. I do not have central air either. So there are no vents in the room I test in. I have a mini split about 20 feet from where I usually test the candles. And I have it directed away from that room. I’ve also tried different rooms as well. Once that AC unit kicks in, the scent vanishes. And it’s not super cold either. Maybe around 68 to 70. Which is what it usually is in the winter with the heat on. So it’s just with the AC on is when this happens. I can't be the only one this is happening to. Can I? I would have to think those living in the warmer climates have the AC on a good part of the year. With that being said… do you test in the summer or more so from fall to spring or do you not have any issues and go year round?
  6. Not sure if this is what you're looking for... but I posted a pic of a spreadsheet a little while back sorted by the yield. It shows CD / CDN, HTP, ECO and Premier. I find that the HTP's and CD / CDN's are somewhat comparable with the batch of 6006 that I have along with the couple of FO's that I've been testing.
  7. I just measured the inside of the jar I have and it's just shy of 2 5/8"... It's literally between 2 9/16" and 2 5/8". I only measured one of them so I'm guessing there's going to be a little bit of wiggle room between each one.
  8. Sure thing. It's pretty much what's shown above. I can send via email if you like.
  9. If you don't mind me asking... What type of spray paint? Do you mean something like Rust-Oleum or Krylon?
  10. You could possibly gauge them like guitar strings if we're not sure. Meaning the one that is more flexible is the smaller / lighter one. Just a thought.
  11. Hi @Laura C, you are very welcome. I've learned quite a bit from here. I may as well pass it forward with whatever I can if it helps.
  12. Hi all, If anyone is interested, I have attached a couple of pics of a spreadsheet that I created for wicks. The pics shown are sorted by the Yield and then by the ROC for those who like to reference both. With that being said… not all wicks / wax / FO’s are created equal. Testing is key as everyone knows. I have found, in my testing, that the ECO’s and CD’s, even though in some cases they are the same yield and close to the same ROC, do not burn at all the same as each other. They are constructed differently, which is why I just don't go by the next number up or down. The data shown is compiled from Wicks Unlimited and Wick It. I am not sure what wax was used to gather this data other than Wick It where it is noted that they tested the Premiers (WI) with a 140 MP wax. I find, with my testing, that the HTP’s and CD/CDN’s are very similar, have the same burn quality, fit nicely with each other and take care of the in-between sizes. Example: The next size up from the CD12 is the CD14. You can use CDN’s to tweak, but you also now have the HTP93, 104 and 105 to consider regarding the Yield and ROC to find that sweet spot. The wicks listed are CD/CDN (Stabilo), HTP, ECO, Premier (WI), LX, CottonWood (CW), RRD and Helix. I have been lucky with CD/CDN, HTP, Premier and ECO with 464 and 6006 with certain FO’s. If this is too much to look at, I attached a trimmed down version of this on another topic. It just includes CD/CDN, HTP, Premier and ECO. https://www.craftserver.com/topic/117402-cd-vs-htp-size/ I have been using this, in my testing, as a reference point and it has helped me. Hope it can help someone else. Melt ‘Em if you Got ‘Em. Yield ROC
  13. Hey Forrest, As far as the wax being used, I believe on Wick It, it stated that the data was used with a 140 MP wax (whichever one that is) and the Premiers. For CD, HTP and ECO it didn't state... or I missed it... which is quite possible. I have printouts at home sorted seperately by Yield, ROC and melt pool also. I just uploaded this particular one because I have been relying a bit more on the yield (heat) in what I'm doing. But.. at the same time, trying to find a balance with the ROC. For example, I have a really good throw with 6006 with an HTP83 with the oil I'm using, however, the flame is pretty small... about a 1/2" after a couple of hours.... almost drowning. Looks pretty weak. So what I have found is, if I use roughly the same size / heat (yield) wick with a bit more of consumption, it will not drown out, or become too big. A balancing act so to speak. So I opted for a CDN8. It is working great so far. I tested 2 of the same size containers in a row with the same results. Burning for 3 to 4 hours per burn. And I power burned this weekend as well... 12 hours straight on Saturday and 10 hours on Sunday. I was originally sold on the HTP83 but the small flame was slightly frustrating me. With the CDN8, it's around 3/4" to 1" at times. I also have another spreadsheet with some other wicks to throw in the mix. I'll post this week in the Wax & Wick test category if anyone is interested.
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