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#31 BrightStar

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:28 PM

OK, I can't resist the prospect of this event. Icarus has kindly invited me too :)

I'll bring along some bits and bobs to add to the show. Should be good!

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:30 PM

This is shaping up to be quite an event :)

Edited by portfire, 26 February 2008 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:19 PM

[quote name='portfire' date='Feb 25 2008, 04:30 PM' post='42915']
This is shaping up to be quite an event :)

yes it sounds like its turning into a big meet :) but i don't want to sound boring here, we could do with coming up with a safety plan? or firing order chalk board maybe? with people names and times? say a five minute time slot? i dont want anybody walking into an area where pyro has been ignited! maybe some help here from the "pros" no accidents please!!!!!

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:36 PM

I might be popping down but unsure, I would have safety a high concern here guys. Risk assesments a mush for any shoot with spectators. If I pop down I may bring my computer firing system for you all to play with. :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:18 PM

Yep, I would say a risk assessment (by someone experienced in Cat.4 pyro ) is a must. A rough firing order sounds like a good idea, also I would suggest also that someone is appointed "event clerk" like in firework competitions to oversee firing in order to avoid setup and firing happening errr... simultaneously :ph34r: ; and also to monitor any misfires (v. important if stuff is being hand fired). Obviously the more that can be fired electrically the safer it will be.

Edited by pyrotrev, 25 February 2008 - 08:19 PM.

Trying to do something very beautiful but very dangerous very safely....

#36 BrightStar

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:47 PM

Likewise, I wasn't going to be boring but the safety aspect is a concern and I'll be discussing in advance. I think it's fair to say that safety is in the forefront of everyones minds. There will likely be several experienced, trained and qualified hands on site on the evening to help out if needed without spoiling the fun.

Some bedtime reading to get us started: PGI Safety Rules

Edited by BrightStar, 26 February 2008 - 08:43 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:03 PM

great bedtime reading! just had a look, first aid kit, portable source of water, "mortar area", "rocket area" :D , ect this sounds a good idea dean about the safer distance, recently its been "cato chris"

Edited by chris m, 25 February 2008 - 09:09 PM.


#38 David

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 07:31 AM

Regarding safety, what I would say is that the site is idea for Cat 3 consumer fireworks. It is certainly large enough so that spectators can be at least 25m away, with a lot of space behind and to the sides for a fall out zone.

Secondly, I think its probably respectful to the neighbours to aim to be finished around 9pm, as we did last time. As such, it might be useful if everyone who is coming could co-ordinate how much pyro they bring, in order to avoid people turning up with too much stuff.

Looking at what I was thinking of bringing, the duration of the fireworks in total, including fountains, would be about 20 minutes. This would be ideal if there were 5 of us, but far too much if there were 20 people tuning up!

Edited by David, 02 March 2008 - 07:31 AM.

OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 09:47 AM

I think someone who is involved with organising this event should take the lead in sorting a risk assessment (if deemed required) and also coordinating who is bringing what. Its ok to say "someone should coordinate" etc but unless someone is actually designated that task then you will get everyone assuming somene else is doing it :)


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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:01 AM

I think someone who is involved with organising this event should take the lead in sorting a risk assessment (if deemed required) and also coordinating who is bringing what. Its ok to say "someone should coordinate" etc but unless someone is actually designated that task then you will get everyone assuming somene else is doing it :)


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I was think co-ordinate via this forum topic.

IE people post saying they are coming, and from there people can co-ordinate with other members .

Probably the easiest way is if people post and say "I'm coming, and bringing (roughly this ammount of pyro.) "

Edited by David, 02 March 2008 - 10:02 AM.

OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:19 AM

bringing a few cat 3 cakes, i think the field should be broken up into zones? rocket zone, cat 3 zone? need to get there early to have a look at the lay of the land

Edited by chris m, 03 March 2008 - 08:09 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:25 PM

Current inventory:
7 case waterfall
Setting Sun set piece (rising sun backward!)
Big Devil among the Tailors
6 Stringers fused to go off in sequence
& Possibly a Clarks Steel Fountain and a wheel of some kind
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#43 Arthur Brown

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

I can bring a manual electric firer and some cable if that helps.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:50 PM

Has everyone got the details of where this is?or is it just me? Is it special invite only? I've sent a PM to Icarus but he's not been on the forum since 24th Sept.I would have liked to come but since I have other commitments I need to know some details very soon or I'll have to give it a miss. If I did come I would most likely have 3x 3" shells and a 3" mine. :rolleyes:

Is it just a mater of driving round looking for smoke coming from a field? :unsure:

Hope to find out what the score is with this event soon.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 01:46 PM

Well he was last seen here 24 feb! One of his posts did have his personal email and mobile no posted.
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