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Wick Size Charts

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Cotton Square Braid Wick

Use For: most pillar candles, dipped taper candles.
      5/0 1.70” 1.34” 5.18g (0.18)       4/0 1.70" 1.36" 5.34g (0.19)       3/0 1.77" 1.42" 5.50g (0.19)       2/0 1.85" 1.48" 5.62g (0.20)       1/0 1.88" 1.51" 5.76g (0.20)         1 1.93" 1.56" 5.91g (0.21)         2 1.99" 1.64" 6.21g (0.22)         3 2.15" 1.78" 6.59g (0.23)         4 2.21" 1.87" 6.98g (0.25)         5 2.34" 1.96" 7.17g (0.25)         6 2.44" 2.08" 7.63g (0.27)         7 2.52" 2.18" 7.98g (0.28)         8 2.58" 2.32" 8.76g (0.31)        10 2.62" 2.38" 9.00g (0.38)
                                                           Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)         

Cotton Flat Plait Wicks

Use For: smaller diameter pillar candles, dipped tapers.
    12 FP 1.69" 0.99" 3.68g (0.13)     15 FP 1.86" 1.30" 4.92g (0.17)     18 FP 1.93" 1.42" 5.4 g (0.19)     24 FP 1.97" 1.49" 5.68g (0.20)     30 FP 2.0" 1.55" 5.96g (0.21)     42 FP 2.11" 1.74" 7.12g (0.26)
                                                           Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)         

LX Coated Wick Assemblies

Use For: the wick of choice for container candles, tealights, & votives. Also suitable for pillar candles. Pre-tabbed wick.
    LX8 2.00" 1.10" 3.60g (0.13)     LX10 2.00" 1.10" 4.20g (0.15)     LX12 2.10" 1.20" 5.00g (0.18)     LX14 2.10" 1.30" 5.30g (0.19)     LX16 2.20" 1.40" 5.60g (0.20)     LX18 2.20" 1.50" 5.60g (0.20)
                                                           Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)         

Zinc Core Wicks

Use For: container candles, tealights, votives, multi-wicked pillar candles. Provides the most rigidity and coolest flame of all ‘cored’ wicks.
  34-40 Z 1.46" 0.77" 2.78g (0.10) 36-24-24 Z 1.50" 0.96" 3.14g (0.11) 44-24-18 Z 1.63" 1.13" 4.15g (0.15) 51-32-18 Z 1.77" 1.33" 5.17g (0.18) 60-44-18 Z 1.95" 1.62" 6.58g (0.23)
                                                           Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)         

Paper Core Wicks

Use For: container candles, tealights, votives, & pillar candles where a more rigid wick is needed. Provides a hotter burn than the Zinc Core and LX wicks. Made from 100% natural fibers. 
44-24-18 P 1.78" 1.44" 5.44g (0.19) 51-40-18 P 1.92" 1.84" 6.75g (0.24)
                                                        Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)

HTP Wicks

Use For: tough to burn waxes. ex: Vegetable, Gel, & Beeswax. Pre-tabbed wick. 
  HTP-83 1.73" 1.22" 4.73g (0.17)  HTP-104 2.01" 1.62" 6.00g (0.21)  HTP-126 2.37" 2.12" 7.67g (0.27) HTP-1212                2.09”                 1.64”                         6.53g (0.23) HTP1312                  2.29”                 1.78”                         7.38g (0.26)
                                                           Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)         

RRD Wicks

Use For: gel, vegetable, and one-pour waxes. Pre-tabbed wick. 
   RRD34 2.00" 1.30" 5.40g (0.19)    RRD40                  2.30”                1.60”                         5.30g (0.18)    RRD47 2.40” 1.80” 5.87g (0.20)      RRD55 2.80" 2.10" 8.70g (0.31)  
                                                        Burning Speed Wick Size         Pool Diameter   Flame Height  Grams per Hour (Oz Per Hour)
PLEASE NOTE: Wick sizings are a recommendation only and are based on Paraffin Wax. Burning characteristics may vary depending on colour, fragrance, shape & size, and burning environment. Testing is always recommended.
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Wick Size Charts

Questions? Contact Us!

Cotton Square Braid Wick

Use For: most pillar candles, dipped taper candles.
      5/0 1.70” 1.34” 5.18g (0.18)       4/0 1.70" 1.36" 5.34g (0.19)       3/0 1.77" 1.42" 5.50g (0.19)       2/0 1.85" 1.48" 5.62g (0.20)       1/0 1.88" 1.51" 5.76g (0.20)         1 1.93" 1.56" 5.91g (0.21)         2 1.99" 1.64" 6.21g (0.22)         3 2.15" 1.78" 6.59g (0.23)         4 2.21" 1.87" 6.98g (0.25)         5 2.34" 1.96" 7.17g (0.25)         6 2.44" 2.08" 7.63g (0.27)         7 2.52" 2.18" 7.98g (0.28)         8 2.58" 2.32" 8.76g (0.31)        10 2.62" 2.38" 9.00g (0.38)
                                            Burning Speed     Grams per Hour Wick #    Pool Dia           Flame Height   (Ounces per Hour)         

Cotton Flat Plait Wicks

Use For: smaller diameter pillar candles, dipped tapers.
       12 FP 1.69" 0.99" 3.68g (0.13)     15 FP 1.86" 1.30" 4.92g (0.17)     18 FP 1.93" 1.42" 5.4 g (0.19)     24 FP 1.97" 1.49" 5.68g (0.20)     30 FP 2.0" 1.55" 5.96g (0.21)     42 FP 2.11" 1.74" 7.12g (0.26)
                                           Burning Speed    Grams per Hour Wick #         Pool Dia     Flame Height  (Ounces Per Hour)         

LX Coated Wick Assemblies

Use For: the wick of choice for container candles, tealights, &  votives. Also suitable for pillar candles. Pre-tabbed wick.
        LX8 2.00" 1.10" 3.60g (0.13)     LX10 2.00" 1.10" 4.20g (0.15)     LX12 2.10" 1.20" 5.00g (0.18)     LX14 2.10" 1.30" 5.30g (0.19)     LX16 2.20" 1.40" 5.60g (0.20)     LX18 2.20" 1.50" 5.60g (0.20)
                                          Burning Speed   Grams per Hour Wick #            Pool Dia      Flame Height  (Ounces Per Hour)         

Zinc Core Wicks

Use For: container candles, tealights, votives, multi-wicked pillar candles. Provides the most rigidity and coolest flame of all ‘cored’ wicks.
  34-40 Z 1.46" 0.77" 2.78g (0.10) 36-24-24 Z 1.50" 0.96" 3.14g (0.11) 44-24-18 Z 1.63" 1.13" 4.15g (0.15) 51-32-18 Z 1.77" 1.33" 5.17g (0.18) 60-44-18 Z 1.95" 1.62" 6.58g (0.23)
                                            Burning Speed    Grams per Hour Wick #          Pool Dia       Flame Height  (Ounces Per Hour)         

Paper Core Wicks

Use For: container candles, tealights, votives, & pillar candles where a more rigid wick is needed. Provides a hotter burn than the Zinc Core and LX wicks. Made from 100% natural fibers. 
44-24-18 P 1.78" 1.44" 5.44g (0.19) 51-40-18 P 1.92" 1.84" 6.75g (0.24)
                                             Burning Speed       Grams per Hour Wick #             Pool Dia        Flame Height     (Ounces Per Hour)

HTP Wicks

Use For: tough to burn waxes. ex: Vegetable, Gel, & Beeswax. Pre-tabbed wick. 
HTP-83 1.73" 1.22" 4.73g (0.17) HTP-104 2.01" 1.62" 6.00g (0.21) HTP-126 2.37" 2.12" 7.67g (0.27) HTP-1212        2.09”                 1.64”                6.53g (0.23) HTP1312          2.29”                 1.78”                7.38g (0.26)
                                           Burning Speed    Grams per Hour Wick #         Pool Dia    Flame Height  (Ounces Per Hour)         

RRD Wicks

Use For: gel, vegetable, and one-pour waxes. Pre-tabbed wick. 
    RRD34         2.00" 1.30" 5.40g (0.19)  RRD40          2.30”         1.60”                 5.30g (0.18)  RRD47        2.40” 1.80” 5.87g (0.20)    RRD55        2.80" 2.10" 8.70g (0.31)  
                                       Burning Speed  Grams per Hour Wick #        Pool Dia   Flame Height (Ounces Per Hour)
PLEASE NOTE: Wick sizings are a recommendation only and based on Paraffin Wax. Burning characteristics may vary depending on colour, fragrance, shape & size, and burning environment. Testing is always recommended.