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Noona
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

Noona

Cake lover
Location: Button Moon

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Posted:I could do with some advice. I'm pretty new to playing with fire but have made myself some pretty good fire chains (tube core kevlar wicks) I've probably had about 10 burns out of them so far, but now they're becoming a real problem to light and i'm only getting burns of about two minutes out of them. Could I do with replacing the wicks already? it's expensive stuff kevlar isn't it!

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Knagi


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Location: Brunswick, Ohio

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Posted:Try taking it slow at first till they warm up. Speed has alot to do with how long them little buggers burn for.

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Fire_Femme


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Location: Austin, TX

Total posts: 6
Posted:It might have something to do with the way you are extinguishing your wicks. If you are dunking them in water or otherwise mistreating them, they may have a longer recovery time than you would like. One solution is to resoak them in your fuel immediately following a fire session.Good luck,Fire_Femme
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Noona
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

Noona

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Location: Button Moon

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Posted:Cheers for your help. Yeah I do dunk them back in the paraffin at the end, but that taking it slow idea is a good one.

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Gruff


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Location: Gloucester

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Posted:I always find a good, long initial soak before anything happens helps loads.If im using brand new wicks I soak them for ages then spin off really well and always give them a good drink before i put them to bed.Some people I know smother with sand to extinguish - WHY?WHY?WHY?Gruff
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