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weagle99
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Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Specifically how it works. I will admit that I didn’t know the exact details

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The melted wax is the fuel for the flame and is drawn up into the wick via capillary action and feeds the flame when it reaches the top of the wick.





shutterspeed
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Just like magnets, I see.


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skidry
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
In other news, the sun is giant ball of flaming gas.
This post was edited on 9/14 at 8:46 pm


baybeefeetz
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Yeah it burns.


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SLafourche07
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Never actually thought about it.

Upvote.


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RummelTiger
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
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The melted wax is the fuel for the flame and is drawn up into the wick via capillary action and feeds the flame when it reaches the top of the wick.


Kinky!


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Kafka
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?


Capt ST
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
So a fire triangle? Never would have guessed it


Kafka
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
quote:


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supadave3
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
I thought the wax just kept the wick from burning to disintegration. I never really thought more about it.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
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the sun is giant ball of flaming gas.




This also describes many OTers


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Kcrad
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
So that's why they call it a wick.


OWLFAN86
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
of course i do im not stupid


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East Coast Band
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did.


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IAmNERD
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Just like an oil lamp, right?


LegendInMyMind
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Bonus points if you can tell me what this is without consulting Google or cheating in any way. Be honest.



Oilfieldbiology
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
The heat from the flame volatilizes the hydrocarbon of the candle, this aerosoled hydrocarbon then mixes with oxygen and the heat from the flame and combustion occurs.
This post was edited on 9/14 at 9:16 pm


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Jake88
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Used to pour wax into a mold and keep the wick in position? Don't know.
This post was edited on 9/14 at 9:12 pm


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geaux88
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
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Just like an oil lamp, right?


Dude, my Sis in Law had three of these in her house and I borrowed them after Ida power outage....

These things are GREAT for providing a good little bit of light when your power is out and will last all night. They give enough light that you can even read a book by it when power, TV, internet is out....


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Larry_Hotdogs
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re: Do you know how a candle works without looking up the answer?
Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.


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