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    Hi Dave, what's the diameter of those 1.3 Roman...

    Hi Dave, what's the diameter of those 1.3 Roman Candles? The old master near me used to make 2"
    multiple shot candles for his "quiet" shows near the hospital in town.
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    Precocious Pyrotechnics sells 3" canister salutes.

    Precocious Pyrotechnics sells 3" canister salutes.
  3. Thread: Busted!

    by RalphieJ
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    I've see stealth NY Trooper cruisers at both of...

    I've see stealth NY Trooper cruisers at both of the big box stores right off of Rt 84 in Matamoras Pa. If you have NY plates and load up your vehicle with a large quantity they'll radio ahead and...
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    Little Big Shots 3" Magnums are BEASTS.

    Little Big Shots 3" Magnums are BEASTS.
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    Some ball salute shells are made with a plastic...

    Some ball salute shells are made with a plastic bag of flash inside, this could be what you are hearing.
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    Nice show for the money. Quality, not quantity.

    Nice show for the money. Quality, not quantity.
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    Want to bring the fun back with bottle rockets? ...

    Want to bring the fun back with bottle rockets? Take a gross, unwrap all 12 dozen, drop all but one into a 6" mortar, light one and drop it in. A sure way to rekindle your interest in them, I...
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    After viewing Dave's video above, I didn't...

    After viewing Dave's video above, I didn't realize that those Lidu salutes were that small. The plant near me used to make their own salutes, the 3" were 3" x 3" and really thundered out. Their 2"...
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    When I was in the "holiday toy" business here in...

    When I was in the "holiday toy" business here in NY, one 4th we were invited to a friend's house who happened to be a lieutenant on our local police force. At dusk 2 squad cars showed up and each...
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    And what do you suppose will happen to those...

    And what do you suppose will happen to those confiscated fireworks?
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    To help prevent leaders from getting yanked by...

    To help prevent leaders from getting yanked by the previous shell, use thick rubber bands around the top of each mortar (about 2" from the top) with the shell's leaders tucked under the rubber bands.
  12. Thread: Go vote lol

    by RalphieJ
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    I just watched CodyB's video from the Indian...

    I just watched CodyB's video from the Indian Reservation. I vote for this guy as the dumbest. Take a look and see if you agree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJjnYlNAOoo
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    From what I can find, there were similar Star...

    From what I can find, there were similar Star Brand salutes that did not have the "Connecticut Limit" designation. I suspect that Ct. had restrictions on the amount of powder per device that could...
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    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/71776187796454313/

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/71776187796454313/
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    "Connecticut Limit Salutes"

    I was looking on Pinterest for salute boxes and came across a Star Brand carton for fifty "Connecticut Limit" 2" salutes. I assume that the state had restrictions for the amount of powder for...
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    Filament tape instead of spiking?

    Has anyone used filament tape in place of spiking their shells?
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    Does flash get stronger over time?

    This is a phenomenon that I've experienced a few times in the past. Does it appear that flash powder gets stronger over time? Or is it just me? The other day I found a few 1.4 Silver Salutes...
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    Hah! I meant to say I purchased reproduced brick...

    Hah! I meant to say I purchased reproduced brick labels, copied on a high-quality color printer, and they're great!
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    ebay. There are some nice ones on there. Be...

    ebay. There are some nice ones on there. Be aware that there's a lot of counterfeits out there, but they're very good for the most part. I don't know if that would bother you. I have a lot of...
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    I'm concerned about the smaller display companies that depend upon their July 4th shows as their primary source of revenue. Their ability to survive a single year's loss is highly doubtful.
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    "If you really want to destroy them, put them in...

    "If you really want to destroy them, put them in a bucket of water and wait for them to fall apart. You can also put them in kerosene which will help dissolve the glue and make them fall apart...
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    Fuse them up with medium-fast fuse, suspend them...

    Fuse them up with medium-fast fuse, suspend them on a horizontal wire for a miniature batteria.
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    I found this conversion: Examples are...

    I found this conversion:

    Examples are approximate Tau:

    5000 Tau = 1,388 firecrackers
    10,000 Tau = 2,462 "
    20,000 Tau = 4,526 "
    100,000 Tau = 16,298 "
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    Anybody know the tau count vs. actual count?

    Anybody know the tau count vs. actual count?
  25. Thread: 1.3g Rockets

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    Also know as "pigeons".

    Also know as "pigeons".
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