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Wow! For the smallest candle on the planet, tea lights are the most annoying! How on earth do you stop the wicks from falling over, or becoming off centre? The only time you can get the straight and to stay straight is when the wax is forming a skin..and then that mucks up the nice smooth surface!

Help!! Am I missing something? Am using standard tea-light wicks that were already pre-cut and am probably onto my 10th batch now with no luck on these darn wicks!

Nat

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do you hot glue them to the tealight cup? that's what i do and then I dont have a problem with them moving around, sometimes I have to straighten them after I pour but otherwise i dont usually have any issues (or maybe use wick stickems?)

ETA: and yes pour them a bit cooler than you normally would....i usually pour around 170-175...any cooler than that and the air bubble drive me nuts...LOL

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This mold will stop all your woes. I love this thing. http://www.candlewic.com/store/Product.aspx?q=cTea-Light+Molds,p208 Basically it works like votive molds but for tealights. It is a bit costly but worth every penny. I forgot about how annoying it used to be making tealights until I read your post. Gook luck:)

OMG...some time ago I was having a fit looking for a mold like this. Thanks so much. I hate making tealites. I usually have to use a little hot glue to glue the wick and the wick tab to the bottom of the little tin thingy. I do not make tealites often because they are a pain in the arse!

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As anyone here can tell you, I am a tealight specialist. If you use a wire core wick, they don't fall over. I don't glue the tabs down, but that would stop them from moving. I pour fairly hot. I use the Yaley small zinc wire core wick found at Michaels or JoAnne Fabrics.

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Actually, that is what I have been using and doing too, but decided that I should test other wicks just to see what works best. I got some paper wicks (can't remember off the top of my head what they are, I will check later) and as soon as I put them in the tealight, they droop and lean and generally tick me off, lol. The thing I didn't like about the zinc core, was the mushrooming, but maybe that wasn't because of the type of wick?

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Ok thank you! I have never tried Premier Wicks, but I will definitely add some to me nextg order!

I don't know if you know this already, but if you call or email the people at Wickit.net they will send you a huge box of their wicks for free. It is about 10 of every size they carry in the series.:)

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I get musrooming too if I begin with too long a wick. Trim the wick a little shorter than you would normally begin with.

Ok thank you. I will try that next time.

The wick that I tested last night was called "S-330T" I got them from Can-Wax. It burned beautifully, but what a pain in the butt to wick the tealight with it.

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