Hey there! I made a solar wax melter from a tutorial I found on Linda's bee blog and the first day, that was cooler and I hadn't lined in the inside with foil yet, my wax melted better. The second day, I painted the outside of the melter black (the styrofoam box), lined the inside with foil, and it was in the high 90s that day. None of my wax melted!
The only thing I can figure is that there was too much condensation that collected on the underside of the glass and cooled my wax instead of melting it? Has anyone else had a problem with wax not melting? It worked the first day, unpainted, and not lined with foil, in spite of the cooler weather!
How do I fix this? How do I keep the water in my Tupperware from turning into condensation? And if I do vent it somehow, won't my melter not get hot enough?