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February 27, 2002
Here's a tip for maintaining pillar candle burning so that it doesn't melt too much wax and the candle collapses out of shape. The wicks of the smaller votive candles have metal disks that are crimped around the base of the wick. When the votive candle burns out, remove the disk, bore a hole through the crimped center, remove the disk, and slip the wick through the disk hole, laying the laced disk down through to the wax. When you light the candle's wick, the flame will heat the disk to produce a melted wax puddle the wick burns from.