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Posted By: John Teller on: 07/27/2009 18:04:30 EDT
Subject: Torch Wicks

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I know Brown's book describes wicks as being six inches long, but I am wondering how that would work for the foot torch. Obviously the flying torch gets enough movement to keep the wick well supplied with fluid, but the foot torch just sits there, eventually using up all fluid in contact with the wick.

Does it work because:
A. The foot torch was deployed nearly horizontally, so the wick stayed wet.
B. Some of the wick projected beyond six inches into the fluid.
C. Both?

Thanks!

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