I’m looking for input on whether my new Dura-Bull digital wax injector is working properly, specifically it doesn’t seem to be melting the wax at the temperatures I would expect?
I’m using this wax injector which is brand new, first time I’ve ever used it. https://www.riogrande.com/product/dura-bull-digital-wax-injector/700055
I’m using fresh Freeman Ruby Red injection wax flakes which have a stated injection temperature of 160 degrees F.
I filled the pot about 1/3 full for the initial melt with plans to add more wax to fill the pot when the initial amount was liquid (read somewhere that can help speed the wax melting). Programmed the pot for 160 degrees F and turned it on.
Pot steadily got up to 160 degrees (according to digital readout on the injector) within an hour or two, but at that temp the wax was mushy but not remotely melted. Five hours later at a continuous 160 degrees my wax looked like this:
I’ve now tried setting it at 165 degrees F (no observable difference) and 170 degree F (a bit more liquid at the edges but still slushy in the middle) and have tried each temp for at least three hours before raising the temp.
Does this mean my wax injector’s digital read out is faulty? Reading higher than the actual temperature in the pot?
How liquid should I expect the melted wax to look at injection-appropriate temperatures?
Am I doing something wrong?
Any input would be most appreciated! There’s very litter nitty-gritty info on wax injectors online for those like me who are trying to teach themselves
Thanks in advance!