What is the meaning of a 3 wick christma candle?
The wick in a candle is the string in the middle of the wax,
which you light to make a flame. Some very wide candles have three
wicks, producing three flames. In a Christmas candle this could
represent the Holy Trinity.
Asked in Candles
How long will it take for a candle wick to burn down?
Asked in Chemistry
What is viscosious?
In candle making viscosity pertains to the thickness/heaviness of wax. An example is the difference between pure paraffin wax vs. beeswax. The same wick will not work in the same size candle jar. Paraffin burns almost twice as fast as beeswax. It's thinner & lighter so it carries up the wick smoothly. It takes a wick generally 3 sizes larger to burn the same candle made with beeswax. Kind of like the difference between olive oil & motor oil. I hope this helps. Regards, ~ pat ~
Asked in Science
Why does a candle extinguish itself after being covered with a glass?
The burning flame on a candle needs three things to continue burning: 1) fuel, which it gets from the wick 2) heat, which comes from lighting the candle 3) oxygen Without any one or more of these three things, the candle will no longer continue to burn. In the case where a candle is covered with a glass, the candle quickly uses up the oxygen inside the glass. once all of the oxygen is gone, the flame will burn out.
How do you make colonial candles?
1. Yu buy white wax from a close crafts store. 2. Get colored wax and melt it withe the white wax. 3. Get candle wicks from a close crafts store. 4. Cut the wicks about 8 inches. 5. Dip the wicks in the wax and dip the wicks about 4 inches high (not the whole wick and do as many candles as u want). 6. Every time you dip the wick in the wax, dip the wick in cold water every time so the candle wax can cool off. 7. Hang the candle on a clothes hanger over night, when you are done so they can dry and harden. 8. Then in the morning cut the top of the wick. 9. And then this is how you make colonial candles. 10. Enjoy! Good Luck!
Asked in Cooking Oils and Fats
How do you Used Cooking Oil as an Additive Component of Candle?
procedure on how to use cooking oil as an additive candle METHODOLOGY For an odor-free candle, use olive oil. bottle of oil image by Adrian Hillman from Fotolia.com Cooking oil makes an inexpensive burning medium for homemade candles. Making candles with used cooking oil is a useful way to get rid of old oil. Unlike traditional, wax-based candles, the wick of an oil candle does not burn up during use. Instead, the wick absorbs the cooking oil, and only the oil is burned by the flame. Instructions Things you'll need: Malleable wire Cotton string Matchstick or nail Glass container Cooking oil Match or lighter 1. Assemble the wick support. Use a fine, malleable wire, such as copper wire, and wrap it around a matchstick or nail four to six times. Wrap the wire loosely so the match or nail can slide out after wrapping is complete. 2. Slide out the match or nail from the wire coil. Insert an all-cotton string into the wire coil to act as a wick. Butchers' twine works well for this. Cut the string to a length that protrudes 1/4 inch past the end of the coil. 3. Set the wire coil and wick into the middle of a glass container. 4. Pour the cooking oil into the glass container to a height lower than the height of the wick. If the cooking oil is used, strain it first to remove any food debris. 5. Allow the candle to rest and the wick to soak up the oil before lighting. Once the wick is saturated with the oil, it is ready to be lit. Light the candle with a match or lighter.
Asked in Candles
What types of candles are sold at the Slatkin and Company website?
What are the steps in making a candle?
1. Find and or Search for Candle Supplies, online stores or off 2. Purchase a Candle Kit, What type of wax would you like to use? Soy, Palm etc 3. Please note: to constant make candles you will be required to restock on supplies when they run out. 4.Supplies Needed: Wax, Wicks (Not just any wick, Proper sizes wicks for each container you plan on using) Or your candle will not burn propely or throw any scent. 5.Fragrance Oils- used to scent your candle, there are millions of scents to choose from. 6.Jars- Depending on jar sizes and types of jars you will need to use a wick guide to determine what size or brand wick you need or your candle will not burn properly/evenly. 7.Find out and write down the pouring temps, melting temps and other math that comes along with Candle Making. 8. Use one ounce of oil per lb of wax. ( Many Suppliers make 1oz oils) Use 1oz per lb. 9. After melting your wax, pour oil, add color, stir. 10. Let Cool and pour.
What happens during a melting candle?
when a candle is lighted ; this is what happens : the solid wax melts and rises up the wick. The wax vapours react with oxygen to burn as a flame. The candle starts melting. This is a physical change. while observing the candle flame we see that the candle has 3 zones. Non - Luminous zone is the innermost zone. It appears as a dark zone and is the coldest part of the candle flame due to less oxygen. Then comes the Luminous zone , it is yellow and opaque. The glowing of carbon particles cause the flame to look yellow and emit light. Then , Invisible zone - it is the outermost zone of the candle flame. it is the hottest zone and cannot be seen with naked eye. Combustion reaction comes to completion here and carbon changes into carbon dioxide.
Asked in Chemistry, Energy, Candles
Do white candles burn at a different rate than color candles?
They burn at a different rate, but if so, slightly. It really comes down to a few things: 1) Concentration of colorants. 2) The kind of colorant (dye, pigment, liquids, cake solids, etc.) 3) The quality of the colorant (the size of the "solids" used in the color... high quality colorants have particles that can easily pass through the wick and NOT clog the wick.) The funny part is that even some white candles are made with kinds of colorants that can clog the wick even more!! A white candle without any colorant at all will likely burn longer than, for example, a black candle made with low-quality colorant. This is because the colorant may have large particles within itself that may clog the wick.
Asked in Candles
Why does a candle flame extinguish after blowing air on it?
Air exhaled contains a higher concentration of carbon dioxide, which can act as a fire extinguisher. OR The fast moving air causes a reduction in the heat available to the candle flame, thus extinguishing it. Heat is one of the 3 essential components of the fire triangle, the other 2 being fuel and oxygen. When you "blow out" a candle flame, you are rapidly reducing the temperature of the wick and cooling the burning material to below the ignition point.
Asked in How To
How To Make Multi-Colored Candles?
Multi-colored candles can be used as decoration in any setting. However, finding candles in the correct color scheme to match a setting can be difficult, if not impossible. An easy solution to this is to make custom, homemade candles. Making candles is not difficult, and doing so will ensure proper color coordination in any setting. 1. Gather the following materials: Primed Wicks Wax Stearin Candle Mould Scissors Thermometer Double Boiler Bowl of Cool Water Chopstick or Pencil Colored Dye Discs 2. Add Wick to Mould Put the primed wick through one end of the mould until it is one inch past the end of the mould. Seal the mould with the mould seal and set the mould so it is standing on end with the mould seal on the bottom and an opening at the top where wax can be poured in. Lay the chopstick or pencil along the top of the mould and tie the wick around it to make the wick taut, keeping the wick centered. 3. Start the Candle Divide the wax beads and stearin into three equal parts. Put one batch of stearin in the double boiler and add the appropriate amount of one color of dye. Let the stearin and dye dissolve, then add one batch of wax to the double boiler. When the wax reaches pouring temperature (indicated in manufacturer instructions of the mould used), carefully pour it into the mould so it does not touch the sides. Let the wax cool until it is warm to the touch and a thin film appears on the top of the wax. Repeat the process with the two remaining batches/colors. 4. Cool the Candle Place the mould in a bowl of cool water, weighing the candle down with something so it does not float. When the candle has cooled, remove it from the water. 5. The Finished Product Remove the mould seal and the pencil or chopstick. Trim the wick of the candle and remove the candle from the mould. A beautiful, custom multi-colored candle is now complete!
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Candles
How do you get candle wax residue out of candle jars?
Either step will help you recycle your candle jar and or get the wax out. 1.Depending on what type of wax was used by any candle company or candle provider, all you have to do is light the candle and let it burn all the way down until there's little to no wax left in the very bottom of the jar, however by this time the wick is also pretty much gone. After you light the candle and it get hot or heated you can remove the wax out of the jar with a spoon (immediately after you have blown the candle out) then you wash the jar with hot soap and water and it should come right out for you. Also you can pull the wick tab out as well. Just get some tweezers and pull it straight out or any other tool that will grasp the wick tab that is left. When making soy candles I used soy wax and soy wax cleans right up with hot soapy water after being burned down or for a while. 2.In most cases you can also light the candle if a lot of wax is left or half of jar. Let it stay lit for about 3 hours at the most and pour the wax out while it is still in a liquid form. Again do this after you blow the candle out. Then pour the liquid out in the trash bag. Immediately add soap and hot water in the jar and wash the jar out with a towel or paper towel. 3.Another step you can take if the above is too much. Grab a pot, fill it up with water, sit it on the stove top and let it get warm/hot, but not boiling hot, grab the jars and just sit them in the hot water and the wax will melt from the bottom up. In most cases the wick will come up as well, once fully liquid just pour all of the wax out and wash with hot soap and water to remove left over residue. Don't pour the wax down the drain, pour in a nearby trash or garbage bag.
Asked in Catholicism, Candles
Why is one candle different?
Asked in Christianity, Catholicism
What does purple pink and white mean in the advent wreath?
Asked in Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Online Shopping, Home Appliances, Fossil Fuels, How To
How-to relplace kerosene heater wicks?
I changed the wick on a corona sx2e kerosene heater it was not a simple task, since i did not have the manual; here is how to do it. 1 remove batteries. press the shut-off button to lower the wick. Open the grill and remove the burner chimney. Pull out the burner ignition lever knob and the wick control knob. loosen and take two screw off the lower part of the front plate, remove the front plate by pulling it's lower part toward you. 2. Take out the cartridge tank ( fuel tank ) remove 2 screws at the back of the heater, and lift the cabinet off the base plate. 3.Remove the wick guide ring by taking the screw out. 4. Unfasten the 3 nuts that hold the wick guide in place remove the wick guide by pulling it up. 5. Pull the wick raising the support bracket ( the wick lever ) 6. Remove the screw that holds the ignition bracket on to the wick guide tube, remove it from the tube. 7. Remove the 2 screws that hold the ignition to the frame, just set aside being it's attached by wires for the batteries. 8. Remove the 3 nuts that hold the tube to the frame ( the screw are welded to the from from within thay wont fall in to the tank ) pull up and remove the case from around the tube 9. There is an arm attached to the silver tube that holds the wick, the arm has what looks like a screw but it's not it can be pried away from the arm but ther is a pin that also has to be lifted inside the arm at the same time. Once this is removed the wick and wick holder can be lifted out. Press the wick fittings flat with a screwdriver and remove. 10. Put the new wick into the wick guide and line the 3 wick fittings up to the holes in the holder with the short part of the wick toward the igniter. 11. Then put it back together. I hope this helps someone Heidi
Asked in Catholicism
Why is there only one pink candle in Advent?
The pink candle is lit on the third Sunday of Advent and marks the midpoint of the season. There can only be one midpoint so there is only one pink candle. It is also pink because the Sunday is also known as Gaudate Sunday - Rejoice Sunday. While the other 3 candles are violet, meaning a time of waiting and anticipation and penance, the pink represents a day of happiness.
Asked in Candles
How do you make candels?
In order to make candles to will need the following materials: Wax (paraffin wax beads and beeswax, or old candles) Moulds Wick Dye discs or liquid candle dye (optional) Essential oils (optional) A double boiler After acquiring the materials one should follow the following steps; 1. Melt the wax 2. Prepare The Mould With The Wick 3. Add the scent 4. Pour The Wax Into The Mould 5. Release Bubbles And Top Up 6. Remove From The Mould