Dollar Tree candles -- air fluff?

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  1. Is it just me, or do the candles in a jar seem a bit light weight. The ones
    at Dollar Tree. Someday I'll remelt one, and see if the liquid level is much
    lower, after remelting.
     
    Stormin Mormon, Sep 1, 2008
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  2. News flash. I remelted one tonight (cinnamon apple candle in a jar) from
    Dollar Tree, and it's not air fluff.

    Might have been the candle without the jar that was air fluff. I cut into it
    for some reason, and the wax inside looked like it may have had some air
    mixed in. Anyhow, I'll try a different candle to remelt, maybe.

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    Is it just me, or do the candles in a jar seem a bit light weight. The ones
    at Dollar Tree. Someday I'll remelt one, and see if the liquid level is much
    lower, after remelting.
     
    Stormin Mormon, Sep 2, 2008
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  3. Stormin Mormon

    dejure Guest


    Just a heads up on an unverified assertion: It is said that the
    petrol/paraffin based candles produce toxic smoke containing, among
    other things, lead. Of course, in time of hardship that may not be an
    issue.
     
    dejure, Sep 2, 2008
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  4. Too many variables. I'm not sure what is the density of paraffin. Or how
    thick is the glass. I did think of that.

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    You won't be able to tell anything by just looking at it. Get a scale and
    weigh the jar and the candle materials.
     
    Stormin Mormon, Sep 2, 2008
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  5. Lead, used to stiffen the candle wicks. I've heard the same thing.

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    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
    www.lds.org
    ..




    Just a heads up on an unverified assertion: It is said that the
    petrol/paraffin based candles produce toxic smoke containing, among
    other things, lead. Of course, in time of hardship that may not be an
    issue.
     
    Stormin Mormon, Sep 21, 2008
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  6. ROTFLMAO! I have sat at a bench breathing lead and tin fumes 8 hours a day
    from solder since 1979. I am still here :)

    My old granny used to say "Son, you will hear everything around here except
    good ham a fryin' ".

    Tell you what, why not just sit in the dark?

    Mitch
     
    Mitch Dickson, Sep 27, 2008
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  7. So, you say lead isn't toxic? Somehow i don't think you are serious.

    Karsten
     
    Karsten Kruse, Sep 27, 2008
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  8. I am saying that I have sat over the top of lead fumes for 3 decades with no
    ill effects. Worring about a candle is not a concern :) But you go ahead
    and sit in the dark.

    Mitch
     
    Mitch Dickson, Sep 28, 2008
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