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I am stuck between wicks right now for the feather palm. LX 22 is too small and LX 24 is way too big of a flame. I finally get these things out of the mold and now I can't get the wicks right at all. You'd think I would give up by now. If anyone knows of a wick from a different wick line that would burn in between a 22 and 24 please let me know. Thanks.

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Since you are mentioning flame height as a problem you should know that the LX wicks on the higher end of the line have a higher flame height which you'll see in palm and paraffin waxes (but it lowers in soy). That doesn't mean though that the 24 is too large of a wick. If its flickering like crazy and throwing smoke then switch to the RRD series - (between 40 and 50 - try a 47 first), the 47 and 50 should get you close to an LX24 but with a smaller flame that you want while keeping the NST2 treatment of the higher LX (24 and above) wicks.

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The flame doesn't flicker, it is pretty nice looking and steady, only it is about 3" tall. I think I tried some RRDs before and they didn't burn out to the side enough. They just burned straight down. I will try them again. What about the square braids or hemp, have you ever tried any other lines besides LX and RRD?

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I've tried some RRDs just once and they produced an uneven shell for me. It could be that I just didn't let them burn down enough - it does seem like they are the wick of choice for palm waxes so you may want to give them a try again. This time wick up AND down just one size from where you were before. Sometimes wicking down will give you a better burn than wicking up because the wick won't tunnel as much.

Don't bother with the braids - they don't do so good in palm waxes IMO - see http://www.candletech.com/cgi-local/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=veggiewax;action=display;num=1109546860;start= . You can see calicagta got good results with hemp, Kerry with HTPs, and Carrie did have good luck with the braids. Vickey mentioned adding vybar will help - I haven't tried that, but if I ever make any more of these I probably will.

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