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I bought a bunch of these jars from Candlescience.

 

And I cannot for the life of me get them to wick. I'm using a 4630 wax and have tried both HTP and Zinc wicks. I got the sample packs from CS also, so I've tried every size of each. I would try a new wick but I wanted to check in and see if anyone has had luck wicking jars like these with 4630, or any other paraffin wax.

 

My flames have been either too small (tunneling), or too large (flickering, sooting).  I heat til 180, pour at 160, and the candles set perfectly, but they burn horribly. Any insight?

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Are you using one wick or two?  Usually need to double wick a 4 inch container. 

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I am using 1 wick. I forgot to mention that I am using a FO from JustScent and I'm pouring an 8% fragrance load since I read on Flaming Candle that the 4630 can take between 8-10% FO. I read FO info was important for newbies to include in their posts. 

 

I would ideally not like to double wick because I prefer the single wick look, but if it's what I need to do, I'll do it. You don't think 1 wick is practical? Yankee's candles are 4 inches wide and they just have 1 wick. But of course I have no idea what wax they're using, etc.

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12 minutes ago, Sebleo said:

Are you using one wick or two?  Usually need to double wick a 4 inch container. 

 

I am using 1 wick. I forgot to mention that I am using a FO from JustScent and I'm pouring an 8% fragrance load since I read on Flaming Candle that the 4630 can take between 8-10% FO. I read FO info was important for newbies to include in their posts. 

 

I would ideally not like to double wick because I prefer the single wick look, but if it's what I need to do, I'll do it. You don't think 1 wick is practical? Yankee's candles are 4 inches wide and they just have 1 wick. But of course I have no idea what wax they're using, etc.

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I prefer double wicking with zinc wicks.  The good news is that customers really seem to like multi-wick candles.  Quicker MP, quicker throw.

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I hate trying to wick apothecary jars! Such a PITA! I'd suggest trying a double too. You could try a HTP1212 for a single wick, but that's. going to look like a tiki torch in a container that short. Try two HTP 62 if you like that series, or try a couple zincs as @bfroberts suggested.

I believe @Jcandleattic has a lot of experience with apothecary jars, maybe she has some tips!

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Yes you could try the largest htp but that does not give you wiggle room for tough fragrances. You could easily double wick and get a nic burn. You could try csn wicks as well. I found above 3 inches single wicks konk out.

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With paraffin wax I double wick my 16 oz apothecary jars with 2 44-18z wicks. Works well with most colors and scents I use. Sometimes I do have to wick up a bit, but only on heavy FO's or when I saturate with a dense color

 

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