Re: Paraffin disposal (---> candles?)

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From:Mequita Praet <>
To:"J. A. Kiernan" <>
Date:Fri, 03 Sep 1999 19:52:30 -0400
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I did that in the '70's. Now, its too many xylene fumes later. Can
Mequita Praaet

J. A. Kiernan wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Sep 1999 Edna_J_Gonzalez/ wrote:
> > ... what are type of container are you using to dispose used paraffin
> > wax?
>   I collect it in cardboard boxes. (You need to make sure any cracks
>   in the bottom are securely taped up before pouring in the wax.)
>   When a box is full it makes a rather satisfyingly solid cube, which
>   goes out with the general garbage. With smaller boxes and a centrally
>   dangled string you can make candles, but they don't work very well.
>   Does anyone know how to make good candles from thrown out wax
>   without too much time and effort?
>  John A. Kiernan,
>  Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
>  The University of Western Ontario,
>  LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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