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I made fuel for the Hobo stove out of "Gulf Wax" brand parrifin wax poured over spiraled cardboard in the tuna can and I can't get it to light. what did I do wrong? Is it the wrong brand?
-- KoFE (your@town.USA), July 04, 1999
Kofe...did you really wind the cardboard up tight? That is your wick. I takes a minute for it to light. Use a lit kitchen match and lay the whole match across the can of wax. I will ask my neighbor, she made hers out of gulf wax. I make mine out of candles from yard sales, landfill etc and they work fine. But I have used Gulf paraffin for making candles and it burns fine. Hope I have helped.
-- Taz (Tassie @aol.com), July 04, 1999.
Taz, my y2k pumpkin, what have you been up to on this greatest of holliday's?
-- corrine1musthaveretired (email@example.com), July 04, 1999.
Try a sprinkle of chipped wood on top of the card board. I have also stuck a birthday candle in center of tuna can to lite.
-- && (&&@&&.&), July 05, 1999.
The birthday candle trick is a great idea! You get a "factory made" wick and basically put a larger fuel source on it. It sure beats trying to "roll your own" with cardboard.
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 05, 1999.