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  1. Thread: Sad Day

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    Thank you for the offer. I'll be recovering from...

    Thank you for the offer. I'll be recovering from surgery for awhile { heart valves, by pass } Heart was a mess, {surgeons words}
  2. Thread: Sad Day

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    Sad Day

    The day I sold off my nearly lifelong collection. Save for a few bricks as reminders I guess. Sold the old homestead and moved into a townhouse apartment. Now instead of seeing woods out my window...
  3. Thread: Sky ladder

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    Sky ladder

    Don't know if any of you all are familiar with this or not. Watched a documentary the other night on netflix [called Sky Ladder] and was amazed at this guys work. News link to give you an idea.....
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    I have debated with myself for quite awhile about...

    I have debated with myself for quite awhile about whether I should join or not Just for the vintage bricks.If the vintage fireworks are gone, then its no. I can and do buy run of the mill stuff in...
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    Considering the amount of work involved and not a...

    Considering the amount of work involved and not a broad market, fair price I think.
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    Wow. Who is Milan Prokes. Someone in the firework...

    Wow. Who is Milan Prokes. Someone in the firework world I somehow missed. This was a monumental task I'm sure.
  7. Thread: Old M-80 pictures

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    Early 60s, or there abouts. The knock offs were a...

    Early 60s, or there abouts. The knock offs were a silver tube,paper end caps, with fuse [paper] coming out the middle. No marking on tube,and seemed a little fatter and heavier as I recall. On...
  8. Thread: Old M-80 pictures

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    I May be getting senile, but all the silver tube...

    I May be getting senile, but all the silver tube salutes I had, seems to me, had paper end caps. Bought them by the case. At one rime the dealer wanted to sell me a case of chinese knock offs. Bulk...
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    This is a First for this site. For me anyway....

    This is a First for this site. For me anyway. Never saw so much political commentary and philosophical pearls of wisdom being thrown around like so much confetti. Happy fourth everyone.
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    Lodi!!! First I have heard that name in decades....

    Lodi!!! First I have heard that name in decades. Lived there for awhile when I was young. Practically right on top of West Salem fireworks. Bought all my M80s and silver tube salutes there. Ah, the...
  11. I have often read on line that the large charge...

    I have often read on line that the large charge crackers, such as Cobra and Profi, do not have as sharp or "strong" a composition as the old M80s or silver tubes, that we often compare them to.
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    I would listen to pyrojoes advice. 70/30 is bad...

    I would listen to pyrojoes advice. 70/30 is bad enough. I don't dabble in making much any more but speaking for myself Magnesium, phosphorus, and paris green were on my list of do not use a long time...
  13. Thread: My obsession

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    Aha, so there are folks on here in my age range!...

    Aha, so there are folks on here in my age range! I'm a young at heart 73. I think once you love all things pyro, you always will.
  14. I think the old saying is " Familiarity breeds...

    I think the old saying is " Familiarity breeds contempt. " You can never be TOO safe.
  15. Thread: PA to legalize?

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    The taxes going to volunteer fire departments...

    The taxes going to volunteer fire departments would be wonderful. I'm all for it. They do a terrific job. So what if the taxes are high. I would gladly pay them.
  16. Thread: Bird Egg Crackers

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    I knew a knowledgeable answer would come from...

    I knew a knowledgeable answer would come from thechemist45 if he saw the post. They are cool.
  17. Thread: Bird Egg Crackers

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    Watching that composition burn on the paper, it...

    Watching that composition burn on the paper, it sure burned slow. Like the old Burger King commercial, of "Where's the beef. In this case where's the snap that you see with good flash. Potassium...
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    Anyone know if flares, the type that are fired...

    Anyone know if flares, the type that are fired from a flare adapter attached to a 9m/m blank pistol are considered articles of pyrotechnics. They seem impossible to find. They are sold in Canada and...
  19. Looks good to me. I don't have that ability when...

    Looks good to me. I don't have that ability when it comes to anything electrical.
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    Looking forward to that info. Learned something...

    Looking forward to that info. Learned something new already. The map Dave posted. I thought Bosnia and Herzegovina had an Adriatic coast line! Guess not.
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    Can a type 54 be applied for with an NFA trust as...

    Can a type 54 be applied for with an NFA trust as you would with a machine gun? Just wondering.
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    It's is very close. Been there.

    It's is very close. Been there.
  23. Thread: shout outs

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    A few feet of snow can't stop that pyro urge....

    A few feet of snow can't stop that pyro urge. Know that feeling.
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    The brick wrap with the Chinese calendar is...

    The brick wrap with the Chinese calendar is unique, at least to me. Super cool.
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    Of course I like it but the FAA is probably not...

    Of course I like it but the FAA is probably not thrilled.
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