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    A typical tube in a cake has a clay plug in the...

    A typical tube in a cake has a clay plug in the bottom, the black powder lift charge with a fuse in it from the side, a cardboard disc with a small hole in the niddle [to hold the powder in place]...
  2. Rick--you are the creative force behind your...

    Rick--you are the creative force behind your show. Most people would not give it a second thought if you "recycled" some of the sound tracks for the next show--and they absolutely will not remember...
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    This double lift was discussed in another thread...

    This double lift was discussed in another thread ---here is a link to it.

    http://www.pyrotalk.com/bulletin/showthread.php?6295-Is-this-the-norm-for-Excal&highlight=Excal+lift
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    A couple years ago this might have been really...

    A couple years ago this might have been really bad news for the consumer shell user guys--but the truth is--now there are so many good quality shells with equal to--or better--performance to the...
  5. QUickmatch is listed as a 1.4g [UN 0336] item...

    QUickmatch is listed as a 1.4g [UN 0336] item [see the FireArt price list]. However, there would be hazmat charges on shipping if you wanted to order it so it would be pricey.
    There is a LOT of...
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    Welcome to PyroTalk Lanni.

    Welcome to PyroTalk Lanni.
  7. If you can expose the fuse on the side of the...

    If you can expose the fuse on the side of the tube in the middle & poke there & insert & tape the black match you will be 100% sure of ignition.
    Putting the black match inside the tube should...
  8. Not sure if the last row on your cakes is a...

    Not sure if the last row on your cakes is a ""fast row"--but why not just poke it in the middle of the cake and light it from there--let it go from the middle to the front & middle to the back???Then...
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    I just tried some 6" shells in three new guns...

    I just tried some 6" shells in three new guns made of DR21---THEY WILL WORK FINE. Not a lot of wiggle room...but I need to back track my previous statement that they might not work.
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    Dave, yes--he should be using the DR26. The .06...

    Dave, yes--he should be using the DR26. The .06 difference in wall thickness is not going to be an issue----but if he uses the DR21 the shells may--or may not fit. A 6" shell isn't exactly 6"--it...
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    Rick---6" guns can be racked. We also have 8"...

    Rick---6" guns can be racked. We also have 8" guns [3 in a rack] that are a bear to move around. When you get into 10" they have to be buried---or in sand filled barrels.
    I understand there are some...
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news--BUT---a 6"...

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news--BUT---a 6" mortar tube should be DR26 pipe which has in Inside Diameter of 6.04". Wall thickness is .255". A DR21 pipe is only 5.957" Inside Diameter [wall...
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    Welcome to PyroTalk! You will be amazed how...

    Welcome to PyroTalk! You will be amazed how quickly those 'baby steps" become "leaps & bounds".
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    Congrats!! And welcome to the Forum. Don't lurk...

    Congrats!! And welcome to the Forum. Don't lurk in the shadows. Everyone is welcome to post and comment.
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    Welcome to the Forum & best wishes for a smooth...

    Welcome to the Forum & best wishes for a smooth "54" interview.
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    Welcome to PyroTalk from NEPA.

    Welcome to PyroTalk from NEPA.
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    ^^^^What Rick said.

    ^^^^What Rick said.
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    The little balls are what we call "dragon eggs"....

    The little balls are what we call "dragon eggs". They are like micro stars that give you the crackle effect in the mine. The black powder would either be mixed in with the dragon eggs or just below...
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    Fan cakes usually have a finer grain black powder...

    Fan cakes usually have a finer grain black powder [4FA] lift charge. That may be why you are not hearing the "crunch" like you do with cakes with a larger grain [2FA] black powder.
    After you poke...
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    Yes, it is that easy. No need to strip the wires....

    Yes, it is that easy. No need to strip the wires. These were designed for the telephone industry YEARS ago------they have a gel in them that is a waterproofing/anti corroding agent--not necessary for...
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    I have been using the UY connectors for years....

    I have been using the UY connectors for years. When I had my sound system installation business [now retired] I used tens of thousands of them over the years. The Scotch are a very good quality and...
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    That is an awesome looking "dispenser" you have...

    That is an awesome looking "dispenser" you have there! Might I ask how expensive it was?
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    2013 was in Butler PA--we [Bixler Pyro] did a...

    2013 was in Butler PA--we [Bixler Pyro] did a show there. The problem with the site [among other things] is that they have a long standing Renaissance Fair type event that is held the same week as...
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    Just pointing out one thing: On the Grand Public...

    Just pointing out one thing: On the Grand Public Display--the show was designed, set up & fired by IPC--- Innovative Pyro Concepts owned by Tim Jamison. Tim did an awesome job designing and scripting...
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    Smoke is a MAJOR issue with set pieces--this is...

    Smoke is a MAJOR issue with set pieces--this is why we use the lattice to mount the lance work. Also, less prone to issues if the wind kicks up. We do a very large banner with four 4' x 8' panels for...
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