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Hi , in my coconut soy wax when burning I get what looks like a big x around the wick - I have used 4 different wicks , used a chopstick to pop any sink holes and it is still happening - does anyone know what I sm

doing wrong ? 
 

Thank you! 

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Looks like it cracked apart while cooling causing a deep cavity. Like the table the candle was on was cold setting the bottom before the middle.
 

Do you poke all the way to the bottom in several places when looking for sink holes? I use a metal shish kebab skewer to create a rather wide pair of holes to fill with new wax.

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Hi thank you - I use  a wooden chopstick set that I got on Amazon and they are big - I have poked all the way to the bottom and used a heat gun - it’s happened to over 6 candles ! My house is usually like 76 degrees - I did have them on granite countertops 

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3 hours ago, NDD said:

Hi thank you - I use  a wooden chopstick set that I got on Amazon and they are big - I have poked all the way to the bottom and used a heat gun - it’s happened to over 6 candles ! My house is usually like 76 degrees - I did have them on granite countertops 

The granite can move heat differently from air. Often when I fill cavities they do show up appearing different when burning.

 

as long as the cavity is completely filled and cooled before lighting it should not become a safety issue. 

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