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Hello! I am new here! I am having an extremely difficult time wicking our candles with the c-3 wax. 

The jar is 4” but inside is only 3.5” in diameter. 

We have tried eco14 and eco 16, and HTP 1212 and HTP 1312. 

We can almost achieve a full melt pool without hang up with the Eco 16 and the HTP 1312. However, the flame is huge, mushrooms, and dances all over the place. 

 

Do I need to be looking for a new wax? Any insight would be wonderful! Thanks! 

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Yes C3 is harder wax than other soy waxes. Double wick if single isn’t working in those sizes but I haven’t had any issues with htp wicks working with the wax. Maybe you need to give it a longer burn. Also you could get CSN wicks and try those. 3.5 inch maybe pushing it with a 1312. Try double wicking. Most wicks are God’s for up to 3 inches above that diameter you have to double wick especially hard soy wax.

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23 hours ago, TallTayl said:

You don’t need a full melt pool on the first burn. That will clean itself up later.

 

But you might want to consider double wockong on that size vessel. C-3 is a very hard wax to burn.

I attached a photo with the largest diameter I can get melted with a 4 hour burn. The wick is a HTP 1312. Does this look like it would be improperly wicked? 

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That does not look half bad from where i am sitting.  It is clean with little to no carbon build up. 

 

From this view I can’t tell how tall the jar is. The last couple of hours in a glass vessel are the most critical.  Heat builds up and can wreck an otherwise great burn. Very tall jars will be the trickiest to wick since the bottom gets exceedingly hot compared to the top.

 

If it is throwing Scent well I would not worry all that much about the melt pool. Keep burning that one to the bitter end and see if it catches up. I suspect it will end perfectly. 

 

Every scent will behave differently, though, so don’t be surprised if the next scent is over wicked. 

 

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On 5/11/2019 at 2:10 PM, TallTayl said:

That does not look half bad from where i am sitting.  It is clean with little to no carbon build up. 

 

From this view I can’t tell how tall the jar is. The last couple of hours in a glass vessel are the most critical.  Heat builds up and can wreck an otherwise great burn. Very tall jars will be the trickiest to wick since the bottom gets exceedingly hot compared to the top.

 

If it is throwing Scent well I would not worry all that much about the melt pool. Keep burning that one to the bitter end and see if it catches up. I suspect it will end perfectly. 

 

Every scent will behave differently, though, so don’t be surprised if the next scent is over wicked. 

 

 

This is sound advice for every wax, and every vessel. You can't  judge the wick on the first, second, or even 5th burn, you really have to observe objectively for the entire duration of the candle. Unless of course it's a bonfire on that first burn. 🔥🔥😂😂

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Here are my results with my tests burns. Do any of these look correctly wicked? The CD 26 burned out well but has soot buildup on the sides and smoked a little. The HTP 1212 had a thin film of wax that didn’t quite clean up. The coconut wax blend seemed to clean up well on the jar, but didn’t have a full melt pool while burning down. Overall, I’m still not sure What to do with this jar. The client would prefer a single wick. 😩9AE4782B-01D3-4B4F-8064-965D981E9463.thumb.jpeg.64f7ec6e265a3d22fdfab41a1fd4961e.jpeg7ABD205E-B68B-46E3-8524-F1D8290B3FF8.thumb.jpeg.ac322cdc41e2c5d06c5ad32cd529399e.jpegAB07C938-A9A1-438C-8642-F0A588F183B4.thumb.jpeg.4740120fef45262803e1a11f701ab259.jpeg6261716E-4D38-4C4F-B786-2551E8230051.thumb.jpeg.f4a16f629425cce28519b3b581c1e7d3.jpegB4486CA8-E2F2-4AC4-B0E2-45AD437D110D.thumb.jpeg.bb8e7b36281a6acdc33894d1b73e67ec.jpeg336A884A-BE34-4204-835A-A87A74A58671.thumb.jpeg.423e0894b5edc0966f6f5f229ee4237b.jpeg2B012962-A169-4B8C-B711-A32DDD41EBEF.thumb.jpeg.fa437ba6042f4f17dde4ae5ad419a88d.jpegA236E7B6-3D9C-49E7-BAC2-F1A202551391.thumb.jpeg.af2e929902471a80db7b4c584df4cd51.jpegEC6F1962-E7FB-4D01-A857-2630AD1F6789.thumb.jpeg.886d922f831051f112eea9b96ceda140.jpeg13E0258E-AC49-48C4-B731-9BE0885BB57D.thumb.jpeg.bf4f0384be5fa10846ea3290731a23e0.jpegFC3A7DA6-F31C-444E-BE66-405F5CF1E781.thumb.jpeg.046326547f602bc5a0ac2cf2453c4d27.jpeg4B3F6237-6709-4094-B4C9-F8DEA65C18D2.thumb.jpeg.51364ba6de6e5e99fca20cfcef23ec39.jpegE32C3528-4A08-4414-BB06-B577D9DD47A7.thumb.jpeg.672624b961aa4837bd7dae36f2d979c0.jpeg73251972-4B0B-4B99-924F-485F7B28D40D.thumb.jpeg.185fb6638326adf1adfc9a4581a64128.jpeg2B44837E-037D-4B8F-9CF7-AF43E2D15B17.thumb.jpeg.fdd049665dd9ce797132da8a95da04f7.jpeg

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To me that’s a lot of hang up on the sides. It should be clean if burned down to that area. Double wick, it will burn much nicer, and look better.  You don’t want a messy looking candle. That width with C3 is pushing it with single wick. So your choice double wick or change container.

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I'm not a C3 user, but here's my take: I'd go with the 1212. The CD 26 looks a smidge too big, and 62-52-15 isn't big enough, nor do I think blending with coconut is doing anything other than making you do more work.

Yes, there's some hang up with the 1212, but that's with regimented burns. Anecdotally I find most candle lovers burn either all day long, or in shorter bursts like a couple hours at a time. Either way, the power burners will clean the sides and the erratic burners are going to have hang up no matter what you wick it with. The burn with the 1212 looks nice, and if you are getting good HT, I'd say go with it.

I definitely agree with the others that a double wick might be better, and it's worth it to investigate that avenue. But if you really need a single wick, my vote is the 1212.

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