Refer to our candle wick chart for a guideline on the proper wick size to be used for your container. Wick size is determined by the DIAMETER (the measurement across the widest part) of the container. All of our wicks comply with CPSC CFR 1500.17(a)(13).
Burn rate: the amount of wax consumed per hour. The higher the burn rate number, the hotter the flame.
FAQ: What do the three sets of numbers on the pre-tabbed wicks mean?
Answer: The first number is the thickness of the wick. The bigger this number, the thicker the wick. The second number is coded for the speed of which the string (all wicks start out with very thin string) goes through the wicking machine gears. The faster it goes through the machine the tighter the wick is wicked, which should slow the wick from burning too fast. The last number is a code for the temperature of the wax as the string (wick) goes through the various gears. This temperature varies according to the previous numbers.
DISCLAIMER: These are only wick recommendations. NuScents Candle Supplies cannot be held responsible for any unexpected results. We suggest ALWAYS TESTING any wick, wax, color and scent combination.