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Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:58 PM

Touch paper- Clever. Blue touch paper, by any chance?

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 04:19 PM

Actually its white! homemade of course, i used to colour it blue, but the ink i used made the touchpaper burn slower and cooler thus giving me more misfires, so now its plain white :D

I have to say tho, blue does give it a nice touch, much nicer to look at! :D

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:41 PM

No, I was just reffering to the "Light the blue touchpaper and retire [Run your f**king legs off!]) quote that you used to get on the old fireworks, for the benefit of younger readers.

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:46 PM

Oh yeah..........that brings back memories!! :blush:

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:51 PM

Heh, running, or the old days? where you had to have a handful of hot gravel for dinner and thought yourself lucky (probably more than 5%!)

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 12:52 AM

matches all the way.
easy to light, can dry them by rolling in your hair, the head bit will ignite pretty much anything, cheap, easily available, don't shower bits of plastic everywhere if you drop them on a fire,

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:02 PM

Fair enough. Do you use normal matches or waterproof ones? (yes to all n00bs you can get waterproff matches.)

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:35 PM

Fair enough. Do you use normal matches or waterproof ones? (yes to all n00bs you can get waterproff matches.)

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normal strike anywhere matches.

if i need to keep them dry, i dip the heads in candle wax. when i need to light them, i pick off a piece of the wax, and light it.(cheap waterproof matches).

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:53 PM

Cool. I also have one of those torches hanging about, they are great! just slot in a disposable lighter, then you have a blowtorch! Maplin is one of my favourite shops, especially for pyro. "What?!? Maplin Electronics sells pyro?!?!" No, but they sell wire, nichrome wire, relays, swithes, and zippy boxes :P

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they don't sell nichrome(at least on their website).

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:23 PM

Maybe not, but they sell ?3.99 soldering irons, and pull one of those apart and what do you have 10 metres of?

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:29 AM

Maybe not, but they sell ?3.99 soldering irons, and pull one of those apart and what do you have 10 metres of?

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string!

do they contain 10m of nichrome?
i thought it was alot less than that?

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:04 PM

Well, theres a lot... it differs from iron to iron. Still lots of thin nichrome wire though.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 01:21 AM

I my self use a "solder-it" brand butane torch that has peizo ignition, you hold it like a big pen or laser pointer, flip your thumb up and you have a nice blue flame. It's easy to take apart and clean as well, other times I use a torch lighter that is shaped like a dragon, his mouth opens and out comes the torch flame.

As for running like heck? In time like that I take the lazy way and use my ATV, I leave it in 1st or second gear, light the fuse and hop back onto the quad and gun the throttle. I only do that for bigger items.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 09:04 PM

I've never tried a propane brazing torch with piezo ignition, but a lot of US pyros use them.  They have a bigger, hot flame and a nice long neck and tank to extend the danger away from you.  But I suspect lugging them around all night is more of a workout for the wrist.

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Which is exactly why I use one. I use that mainly because of the larger hotter flame, the long neck and tank is an added benefit. The larger hotter flame helps when you have several smaller repeaters you want to light quickly that are all the same for a nicer broader effect. 10 96 shot color pearls looks pretty nice spread across a tennis court :D .

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:35 PM

Maybe not, but they sell ?3.99 soldering irons, and pull one of those apart and what do you have 10 metres of?

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We sell constantan wire, not nicrome wire.




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