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#1 pyrotechmania

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 06:07 PM

Hey i was wondering if anyone has a website or somewhere to order some mortar tubes for 3inch mines i only need 1 tube but cant find any that supply the uk...

unless i wanted to buy 300 meters of underground water pipe of that thickness haha.. No thank you! :P

If you can help that would be awesome thanks!

also if anyone wanted to just send me one for the love that would be awesome :D.

Will remove this thread when i have an answer thanks :)



#2 JamesB

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:57 PM

Essex Tube Windings will do single quantities of card based tubes up to 6", I've bought of them before and they're fine to deal with. Otherwise CAT 4 suppliers such as MLE often sell single fibreglass tubes, and Pyroquip are probably worth looking at too.

#3 pyrotechmania

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:07 PM

Thanks James! do you know if the card based tubes would be suitable for a shell launch aswel? Will have a look at some of those others too! thanks again :)



#4 JamesB

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:12 AM

Absolutely, card mortars are fairly common in professional displays for use with shells, I've got 12 racks of them I use for exactly that. There's always a debate on whether card or fibreglass is better, I personally believe card is stronger, if heavier and in need of extra waterproofing. The Essex winding ones are spec'd as mortar tubes with bung pre installed etc. Best of luck!

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:07 PM

There's always my site too for grp if needed :-)

#6 pyrotechmania

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:16 PM

There's always my site too for grp if needed :-)

wow cool website man the mortar tubes arent that expencive either i was expecting grp to be around 10-15 each.. but then again last time i bought a mortar tube was about 4 years ago. and you have a ton of chemz on their too which is awesome! 

-edit- gah hit post accidentally meant to say thanks! :)


Edited by pyrotechmania, 12 September 2016 - 04:17 PM.


#7 pyrotechmania

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:21 PM

Absolutely, card mortars are fairly common in professional displays for use with shells, I've got 12 racks of them I use for exactly that. There's always a debate on whether card or fibreglass is better, I personally believe card is stronger, if heavier and in need of extra waterproofing. The Essex winding ones are spec'd as mortar tubes with bung pre installed etc. Best of luck!

Awesome, can you reccomend me the wall thickness and height for the paper mortar tubes? i asked for a quote of 8mm wall 3inch id and 15inch length(height).. do you think the wall is too thin? if so please let me know how thick a good paper mortar wall should be. :) thanks alot 



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:09 PM

I've always found it slightly odd they ask that, best thing to do is ask for their list of common mortar tube sizes and go from there. Having looked out an old copy:

 

for 3": ID = 76.6mm, Wall = 10mm, Length 533mm, with a 38mm bung. Price £1.93 each, excluding VAT and delivery.

 

I'd also add Coopermans' a top bloke to deal with too! 



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:15 AM

Hi would these be ok for 3" mortar tubes?
The I/D is 3 inch and wall thickness is 11mm. 450mm length.

Thankyou.
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:46 PM

I'd say that would survive the abuse well yep, maybe worth pouring 50/50 pva and water into the tube and allowing to soak in after bunging it to increase its water resistance internally and decrease it unwinding after firing from

#11 NeilB

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:46 PM

Thanks phill.

I was thinking the exact same thing lol to stop it unwinding and edges from freying. Just temporary for now as I will at some point have some tubes from yourself, very good value. I can't believe how hard it is to find a bit of glass or hdpe tube unless I buy by the mile lol.

Neil.

Edited by NeilB, 23 September 2017 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:28 PM

I'm selling off old racks at the moment at an almost half price rate as I need the space hint hint 😂

Complete with tubes if needed too

#13 NeilB

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

Sweet, il get setup first and will be in contact.

Neil.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:32 PM

There is a good size of yellow HDPE to be had from roadside gas pipe laying gangs -if and when there is one near you- that fits 2" shells and one that fits 3" shells. Usually they just bury the bits we can use. BUT remember that they size tube by the outside diameter, we size tube by the bore.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:03 PM

Good idea Arthur.

If there's anyone close ish to mansfield area, I can get a few of the cardboard tubes, if given enough time I may also be able to cut them to length (have to do it on a weekend night shift as I'm not supposed to be in that part of the factory lol, no guarantees though). Free of charge of course.

Neil.

Edited by NeilB, 24 September 2017 - 04:04 PM.





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