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This candle had a very smooth top when it dried, its 464, 10% FO. Heated to 195 in digi boil, added FO at 185, poured between 140- 150 thought it was perfect because the top looked so good. I just lit it to start wick testing and sure enough there must have been a hole under the top layer. What do I do now, will it even out? How can I salvage this test? Both candles have CD16s in them im sure you can tell its the one on the bottom. 

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Hi @Lynnann81. If it was me, and I've had this happen, just blow them out, take a skewer, skinny screw driver or something like that that will go all the way to the bottom of the candle and punch several holes all around the wicks. Take a heat gun gently to the tops to melt more wax to fill in the holes. Let them cool and harden completely and then continue your wick testing.

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Excavate and fill the cavities. 
 

you’ll probably need to replace the wick as the length burned up when it hit the cavity. 
 

either poke a hole and drop a wick without a tab, or perform a wickectomy to replace the tabbed wick.
 

 

If tabbed the tab will likely wander to the side when the wax gets low. 

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