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DerekMerdinyan
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I recently purchased a set of slightly used fantasio candles. 2 or 3 of them didn't have those little plugs on the bottom of them to hold the fluid and cotton inside. I knew this before hand and I got a great deal...

Anyway where could I get more of these plugs. Should I email Mr. Fantasio? I wonder if he has a big lot of these lying around somewhere...

Derek Merdinyan
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Definitely try to e-mail Fantasio. He may be able to provide you a replacement.
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A piece of wax also makes a good substitute. Also if you are familiar with reciept spikers, the little feet often have rubber ends on them. These little rubber ends come off easily and fit over the wick on a fantasio candle nice and snug, so that your lighter fluid does not evapourate. You are now also able to fill them way in advance before a show without worry that the fluid will evapourate. A very useful idea I came across years ago!

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Great idea Peter! Please elaberate though, I am not familiar with reciept spikers.
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E-mail Fantasio...
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Bill Hegbli
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Small cork plugs can be purchased at any hardware store. These only cost a few cents. They work well for the Fantasio Candles. Originally the Fantasio Candles did not come with plugs and the new designs from Fantasio will not fit the original openings. If you wanted to attach a silk to the tank, Fantasio suggested putting a loop of nylon fishing line between the metal tank and the plastic housing. This I found better then trying to thread the silk corner thru the small eyelet currently found in the new models. Also, the plugs in the new models are very hard to remove to fill the fluid. I replace them with corks for convenience.
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Peter,

As Townsend said, please ellaborate on your tip. I am very well interested in this aswell. Refilling the candle every 24 hours puts you through a lot of lighter fluid.

-Vinnie
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Receipt spikers are used mainly by retail or restaurant establisments to put a bill of sale onto after a transaction is complete. Usually made from a steel rod, the rod is bent upright so that it looks like a nail or spike sticking straight up. The bills are then impaled onto the spike and collected at the end of a shift,

Most have three feet with small rubber caps on them so the spiker doesn't shift around. Any good office supply store should have these.
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Thanks for the help Dave!

Do you guys think that it would be a good idea to store a Fantasio Vanishing Candle in a film canaster? Im pretty sure film canisters are smaller than the candle, but I would think you could find taller film canisters somewhere.. Do you guys think this would prevent the evaporation?

Thanks
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