The Very Important Candle News Thread

JHDK

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It seems like the very important candle news just won't stop coming in.

It's a record breaking day!

My little mulled cider scent candle died a minute ago...it lasted for 23 hours 33 minutes! A full 2:33 more than the previous record for these little fellas. I couldn't be more proud of it's performance.
 

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Bad news guys, they were out of all the good scents for small candles at Walmart today.

I was forced to buy 2 of the big guys, proven to be less cost effective than my normal little fellas. Anyway, I wound up with 2 pineapple lily scent 20oz'ers.
 

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Last night was a sad evening. My beautiful 20oz pumpkin spice big boy candle burnt through its last bit of wax.

However, as is always the case with candles, there is a silver lining. It's time to talk candle stats!

My little guys are $0.94 and burn for about 21 hours. The big boy was $4 something. Let's review its burning schedule:

10.2 - 21 hours
10.3 - 17 hours
10.4 - 14 hours
10.5 - 14 hours
10.6 - 17 hours

for a grand total of 83 hours of joyous burn time.

Divide that by the 21 hours my little guys burn and you get 3.95. So it costs more than 4 small candles and burns for less time. I should stick with my $0.94 friends that treat me so well.

Speaking of my small friends, I just started a new scent: apple pumpkin! What a delightful day it will surely be (don't call me Shirley).

Oh it's a big day for big candle news!

This last 20oz guy lasted 88.5 hours. That's up 5.5 hours from the last one I timed. The big one is still more expensive than the small ones in terms of burn time but it's getting closer now.
 

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Maybe the problem is you are burning them wrong.

Something is clearly amiss in Koopman Candle Land.

I don't know how conditions have changed but they must have. The small candle that ran out last night lasted 23 hours 37 minutes. That's over 2 hours longer than normal. So now the big guy and small guy lasted well past all my previous test times. I started a new 20oz'er this morning, we'll see how it goes.

I will need to conduct some serious research to figure out what is happening.
 
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Something is clearly amiss in Koopman Candle Land.

I don't know how conditions have changed but they must have. The small candle that ran out last night lasted 23 hours 37 minutes. That's over 2 hours longer than normal. So now the bug guy and small guy lasted well past all my previous test times. I started a new 20oz'er this morning, we'll see how it goes.

I will need to conduct some serious research to figure out what is happening.
The most obvious explanation is relative humidity. I think it will burn quicker in drier air. So your tests of candle burn length vs value are meaningless unless you burned both candles at the same time.
 

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The most obvious explanation is relative humidity. I think it will burn quicker in drier air. So your tests of candle burn length vs value are meaningless unless you burned both candles at the same time.

The humidity makes sense, but it's always the same 74 in my house.

I don't burn them at the same time but I do light and extinguish them at the same time every morning and night so there is a small bit of control.