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Multi woodenwick testing in 464

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From top left to top right and bottom left to bottom right:

Original dual wick 3/4

Original dual wick 5/8

Original wick .30 5/8

Dual booster wick .30 3/4

Dual booster wick .30 5/8

Original booster wick .40 5/8

 

The flame on the dbw .30 5/8 was definitely the prettiest, the top left and right fizzled out within the hour, the middle one followed an hour or so later.

 

Burning in gb 464

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 Excellent baseline. So what size and material  vessels are you thinking of using?

 

When you choose your vessel the wick will probably be a size or two down from what looks optimal in your pan test because of the heat retention and air currents as the wax level lowers creating more “chimney”. And then of course whatever fragrance may impact the burn potentially also.

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The dual booster wicks performed better than i even imagined making a huge melt pool, im planning on using 12 oz glass jars, so im going to do another test with thinner wicks of the same type, i want to see if i can get that nice wide flame with a smaller melt pool,  bc you are right, in glass those bigger wicks would be way too hot in my jars

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Sized down because my melt pools were way too big and now are burning to low!!! Gah! 

 

This is a burn test with 464 and the original booster wicks from wooden wick in .20x.20 3/4 inch, 5/8 inch and 1/2 inch.  After 2 hours i was sick of looking at their pitiful flames.

 

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Don’t worry too much yet, the glass will heat things up. The good thing aboutnwooden wicks is how easy they Re to pull and replace.  Bad comes to worse, replace  with 0.03.

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Honestly, those flames aren't bad for a pan test in the second group. I always want to see a little struggle and then that's where I start with a jar.

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