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Candle Wicks FAQs

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Q: How do I keep my wick centered in the candle?

A: For votive's you have several options: the wick pin is an excellent way to ensure the wick is centered in the candle. An added feature of using the wick pin is that it allows you to use other wicks such as cotton, flat braided and round wicks in the candle.

Another option with votives is to use the 32mm sustainer base. This clip fits perfectly at the bottom of the candle and ensures your wick will stay centered at the bottom.

With jars and container candles, it is a littler trickier but the Glue Dots are an excellent way to keep them in the center of the container at the bottom. To ensure they are straight throughout the candle secure the wick on top of the container with a wick bar or other securing bar.

It is very important for the safety of the burning candle and performance that the wick is centered in the entire candle. When the wick is not centered it can waiver over to the sides of the glass container making for intense heat in a confined area.

Q: When I use the Custom Wick Builder it asks me to chose a sustainer base, is that an important part of the wick assembly?

A: Yes it is very important and I would refer to our chart that we have for the different types and the recommended application. The first number always refers to the size of the base and the second number is the neck height which helps support the wick.

15 x 3 mm -- is a sustainer base which is about the size of a dime and has a neck height of 3 mm. This sustainer base is generally used in tea lights and small unscented votives.

15 x 6 mm -- is the same as above except the neck on this sustainer base is 6 mm high. This base is very popular to use in votives and small diameter containers for paraffin wax candles. It is used with gels but we would recommend a sustainer base with a 9 mm neck.

15 x 9 mm -- is the same sustainer base as above except the neck is 9 mm high. This sustainer base is very popular for use with gels and paraffin candles.

20 x 3 mm -- is a sustainer base about the size of a nickel with a neck height of 3 mm. This sustainer base is used extensively in votives and containers.

20 x 6 mm -- is the same as above except the neck is 6 mm high. It is used in paraffin candle containers and gel candles. We would recommend the 9 mm neck for gel candles.

20 x 9 mm -- is the same base as above except the neck is 9mm high. This base is very popular for gel candles.

33 x 3 mm -- is new to the marketplace and is great for votives. The diameter of this sustainer base ensures the wick will be centered in the bottom of the cup. 

2 Responses to "Candle Wicks FAQs"

Laura Stahl

9:11 AM on August 18, 2017
How many pre-made wicks are in a unit for 8.00 and more?

The Candlewic Company

10:38 AM on August 18, 2017
Hi Laura,

When the price range is $8.00, this is for the 100 piece count.

Thank you!
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