🕯️Big non-scented candle. 5 1/2 pounds, 2.5 kg. 6 inches tall x 6 inches diameter.
The candle has three wicks so can be used for emergency cooking, inside and safely. Use cinder blocks to surround one, two, three or four candles. Place the oven grill atop the cinder blocks or bricks. Place pots and pans on the grill.
Emergency heating and emergency lighting
Place several in a room and will provide emergency heating as well as emergency lighting. If using for lighting and burning one wick at a time, each wick will stay lit for approximately 72 hours. Thus over 200 hours of light per candle (3 wicks x 72 hours each wick). If you are using the candle for light 8 hours a day, one wick at a time, each wick will last 9 days (72 hours each wick ÷ 8 hours a day). Thus each candle used 8 hours per day will last approximately 27 days (9 days per wick x 3 wicks). If using all three wicks at a time, 8 hours a day, each candle will last approximately 9 days (27 days ÷ 3 wicks).
Can also be used for candle light atmosphere
A 4 x 4 pillar candle (much smaller than this candle) sells on-line for $18.00 before tax.
Calculation - Compare
A tapered candle weighs 1.4 ounces (internet search). 16 ounces in a pound. 16 ounces ÷ 1.4 ounce candle = 11.4 candles. Thus 11.4 candles = 1 pound.
11.4 candles (1 pound) x 5.5 pounds (the weight of the big candle) = 62.7 tapered candles. Thus 62.7 tapered candles = the weight of one of one 5.5 pound candle.
Tapered candles in a dollar store typically sell for $1 each before tax.
Thus 5.5 pounds of tapered candles, 62.7 tapered candles, would cost $62.70 before tax.
Compare to 5.5 pounds of candle. $20 each. Sold as a fundraiser for a senior who has lost over $30,000 of savings over the past 12 months due to the virus. 100% of proceeds to the senior.
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