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Is the wick just snuffing itself out?

Will the wick not light at all?

What type of wax are you using?

Did you use any additives?

If so, which ones and how much per pound of wax?

What FO (or FO's) are you using?

How much FO per pound?

What type of wick are you using?

and lastly...

What type of candle are you testing?

Votive? Pillar? container? How big around is it?

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I just don't understand how it did fine for 10.5 hours and then all the sudden nothing. There's still wax. I can see the neck part of the wick holder thing. But there's still 1/4-1/2 inch of wick left above that.

Is the wick just snuffing itself out? Will the wick not light at all?

It lit for a minute or so. I went to let the dog in and when I came back it was out. Then I couldn't get it to relight

What type of wax are you using?

MillCreek 125 Soy

Did you use any additives?

If so, which ones and how much per pound of wax?

Nope

What FO (or FO's) are you using? How much FO per pound?

Christmas Splendor, 6.25%

What type of wick are you using?

CSN12

and lastly...

What type of candle are you testing? Votive? Pillar? container? How big around is it?

Container, 4oz jelly jar, 2.75inch diameter

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Candles are supposed to snuff themselves out when they hit the neck of the wick holder. Is that what happened here?

Very possible. The wick is burned/black all the way down to the wick holder.

But there is still 0.8oz of wax in there. Seems like a lot of waste? And I only got 10.5 hours out of it. The calculator thing said I could get 15 hours based on how it was burning during the first 3 burns.

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You can get wick tabs with differing heights so maybe check to see if you have the shorter tab. Be careful though because you really should not be able to burn all of the wax in a container candle. I think 1/2 inch is a little too much left but maybe 1/4 inch sounds okay in that container.

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