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Wood Tube Candle Wick
FAQ / Proper Installation
- Question: What Sizes are available?
Answer: Tube wicks come in both 1/4 inch and 5/16 inch U.S. diameters.
- Question: Are custome sizes available?
Answer: We can custom roll other diameters based on customer requirements.
- Question: Do I poor the wax over the wood tube wick?
Answer: We do NOT recommend pouring hot wax around the tube wick (as you would with a typical wick) because it will cause the tube wick to unravel.
- Question: When do I insert the wood tube wick?
Answer: The best time to insert the tube wick is after pouring the wax into the container, when it is semi-congealed and soft. Inserting the tube wick at that time allows you to easily push the wick into the wax while the tube maintains its original shape.
- Question: Can I insert the wood tube wick over a cotton braided wick?
Answer: Yes, insert the braided wick prior to pouring. After the wax has congealed or hardened, center and straighten the braided wick before sliding the tube over the wick (see video illustration).
- Question: Can I insert the wood tube wick over a wood wick?
Answer: Yes, insert the wooden wick prior to pouring. After the wax has congealed or hardened, center and straighten the wooden wick before sliding the tube over the wick.
- Question: Can I use the wood tube wick as a standalone wick?
Answer:Yes, insert the wooden wick after the freshly-poured wax is congealed, but still warm. Then, simply push the tube wick into the soft wax using the tube wick sustainer clip (sold separately).
Features & Benefits of using our Wood Candle Wick.
- Our wooden wick has a fast burn pool formation for excellent hot throw.
- Wooden wick allows for quick and easy lighting
- No smoking during burn cycle (When wooden wick sized properly.)
- Little to no afterglow
- Wooden candle wick for use in all fuels; Paraffin, Soy, Mottling, Palm, Gel
- Wooden wick works in containers, pillars, votives.
- Width sizes of wooden wicks range from 1/4" to 1" in 1/8" increments.
- Lengths custom in 1/8" increments.
- Requires no trimming
- No mushrooming or carbon buildup with little debris.
- All rigid. No straightening of wick required.
- One sustainer clip fits all wooden wicks.
- Substantial flat area at bottom of clip for gluing.
- Clip keeps flame at safety height above candle bottom.
- Less overheating at end of life with wood candle wick clip.
- Wick creates soft crackling sound when burning.
- Wood candle wick grown and manufactured in the USA.
- Fast order turnaround.
- Custom wood wick optimization in our lab.
Wood Candle Wick FAQ / Troubleshooting
- Question: How long will it take to ship my product?
Answer: Your choice of UPS service. Ground, 3 day, 2 day or overnight.
- Question: Are there quantity discounts?
Answer: Yes, we give price breaks when you order in quantities of 100ea, 500ea. and 1000ea. Select your width and length for any of our wicks to see the pack pricing and the quantity discounts for each pack.
- Question: Will these wood wicks work in all types of candle fuels?
Answer: We have tested our wood wicks in all candle fuels and when properly optimized/sized through testing we have found them to work well. Some hard to burn waxes may require adding our BarnWick Non Crackle wick to help increase the burn.
- Question: What materials are these wood wicks made from?
Answer:Unfortunately the material of our wood candle wick is proprietary information that is protected under US copyright rules.
- Question: Do these wood wicks crackle when burning?
Answer: The amount of crackle from our wood candle wick depends on the wax blend including scent load and any other additives used in the candle blend.
- Question:What Size Wick Should I use?
Answer: Refer to our wood candle wick sizing chart on the website. These suggestions are only there as a reference. Your candle blend may require a larger or smaller width wick.
- Question: How does the wick create a crackling sound when burning?
Answer: The cracking sounds you hear are a result of many factors which all contribute to the level of crackle found in your wooden wicked candle product. The crackle comes from any of the chemical compounds present in your candle blend reaching their respective flashpoints. These may include and are not limited to the moisture present in the wooden wick, wax, fragrance, color and any other additives you may have present in your candle blend. Each candle blend is unique and therefore the level of crackle found may change with each candle. In addition, as the candle burn settles in, you may find the crackling level increase as the flame draws nearer to the pool of melted wax. The temperature at the base of the candle flame reaches a level high enough to cause the chemicals present to reach their flashpoints and thus an audible crackle may be present.
- Question: How do I increase the level of crackle in my candle product?
Answer: Testing different wax, fragrance and colors with lower flashpoints may help. Another way is to increase the moisture content in your wick by spritzing it with water and sealing it in a zip lock bag long enough to allow the complete absorption of the moisture into the wood.
- Question: My wick keeps going out. What do I do?
Answer: There are many reasons why a wick will not stay lit. The following factors may cause a wooden wick to self - extinguish.
1. Too small of a wick for the candle diameter causing tunneling (a funnel like appearance of your wax pool)
2. Clogged wick (too many additives for the size wick causing a natural clogging of the capillary activity needed to sustain a proper burn.
3. The wick is too far above the wax surface when the initial lighting is performed. (We recommend the wick protrude no farther than ¼ inch above the wax during the initial lighting of the candle.
1. Increase the size of the wick.
2. Use two wicks flat against each other.
3. Use a non crackle wick with a crackle wick to increase the burn.
4. Refer to the popular flat wick configurations illustration to determine what wick configuration will work best for your candle.