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My first ? was ID#978478111. In experimenting, the room temp candles burn a tiny bit faster at first, but then both burn at same rate.(This doesn't work with birthday cake candles, so I tried with 8" taperd candles to see if there was a differce. I marked exactly 2" down from top of each, and made sure the wicks were the same length. The frozen parafin must come to room temp quickly, because there isn't much time difference. The oil in the parafin must freeze at a lower temp than water and then the molecules must come back together fast when they warm upand get close to the candle flame. Right? So I think my mom is wasting the energy of the freezer by putting her candles in there, becuase there is hardly any difference in the time it takes to burn either candles. Thank you.
Re: Why doesn't a frozen candle burn slower than a room temp candle?
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