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Try taking the bundle and splitting a full length of original in half per can , cut at 12 MM above the tube and add/subtract as necessary(according to running characteristics. You want the wicks to be loose, just a tap to remove them (upside down). Don't forget that the wicks will stick to the pots after a few burnings, so they will "pack" them selves. Add wicks if too much fire and subtract a few strands of wicks if not hot enough.
 

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Not single strand but single bundle (as per grouping of strands taped together via Aster supplies) cut in half making two grouping of strands one per grouping of strands per can. Then trim strands to 12 mm for height in can. One of the indicators as to proper grouping is to turn upside down tap it and if the strands come out easily then it should be a good starting point.
 
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