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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Not for DIY wine tiki, rate for replacements!
I received my tiki Wicks the other day. My intent was to make wine bottle Tiki torches. I suppose I should've measured my bottles because the wicks aren't long enough. I will however still make them using Large beer bottles. They're the right length and width for the top.
I was lucky enough to receive this item at a reduced rate in exchange for my honest opinion.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Perfect length for my Modelo bottles
This is a great price for fiberglass wicks! I have some wine bottle lanterns on my backyard fence and I used cotton wicks when I first made them because that's all I could find locally at the time. They were a lot shorter than these and I had to splice and wrap wicks together to make them long enough - it worked .. but not great. I Keep copper covers over the wicks but they still started to rot being outside year 'round. I had read that fiberglass was the way to go but could not find any locally.
I collected some blue Modelo Light beer bottles while vacationing in Cozumel and I've been wanting to replace the wine bottles because I love blue glass bottles - so I was thrilled to be chosen to review these fiberglass wicks! These wicks fit the bottles perfectly with no trimming at all. These are going to look great when I get the copper nipples and caps.
Fiberglass wicks will last indefinitely with normal use
Fiberglass wicks offer better fuel flow to the flame than a conventional braided cotton product
Fiberglass wicks “wick” fuels efficiently and economically for the best flame shape, color and smoke-free operation of your oil lamp or tiki torch
Fiberglass wicks are not consumed during use, however, they may need to be replaced if contaminated with water or poor-quality fuel
Replacement wicks require only about 1/4″ to 1/2″ exposure from the torch or lamp. For best results, the fiberglass wick should be exposed just enough to provide a smooth and steady flame shape. If your wick is overexposed, the flame will be unsteady, ragged, smoke excessively and waste fuel. It’s best to start with a 1/4″ inch exposed wick, and work your way up from there until you achieve your desired flame.
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Fiberglass wicks is the way to go. Lasts indefinitely.
By Michelly and Jose
The best thing about these wicks is that they are made of fiberglass. Why? Fiberglass is long lasting, and apparently indefinitely, unlike cotton and wool, for example. It doesn't melt or burn, so in theory it should last forever, although all I've read says it lasts indefinitely. Fiberglass melting point is over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Fiberglass wicks perform about the same as cotton, although cotton seems to have a small advantage on its ability to draw out oil, but does not seem to be significant from what I read.
I have been collecting wine bottles and other cute and interesting bottles to make my own oil lamps. I had been searching on what material is the best, and the consensus seems to be that fiberglass is the way to go. Fiberglass wicks are more expensive than other materials (especially cotton), but if it lasts "indefinitely" and not having to deal with readjusting wicks or pulling them up, the extra expense is worth the price (although fiberglass wicks cost more, it is not that they are so expensive, just more than cotton wicks.)
The best thing about these wicks is that they are made of fiberglass. Why? Fiberglass is long lasting, and apparently indefinitely, unlike cotton and wool, for example. It doesn't melt or burn, so in theory it should last forever, although all I've read says it lasts indefinitely. Fiberglass melting point is over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.Fiberglass wicks perform about the same as cotton, although cotton seems to have a small advantage on its ability to draw out oil, but does not seem to be significant from what I read.
These wicks are well made, loose knit (which is good for oil permeability) but I wouldn't handle them much, as they tend to come undone at the ends, but not much.
These are ideal for "upcycling" bottles or containers for DIY lamps or tiki torches. I have a big yard and a big pool area, so I can have many of these around, that was the reason for getting these. They do make fun projects. Obviously, be careful with fire, and have fun!
I received this product at a reduced price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review (discounted, not free, so I did pay some money towards this.) This is merely from my experience with this product, and a positive review is not guaranteed. This is provided as a sample for review, quality control, and feedback to both seller and potential buyers. As pointed out in this review, I discuss the pro's and con's equally.