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In Topic: New to the site but enjoy bangs and magnesium.

01 November 2015 - 10:26 PM

The 1 3/4 inch consumer shells ("festival balls" over here) weigh about 40 grams gross (not including lift), so you could make 4 with 100g of stars. 3 inch ball shells weigh in the region of 135g gross so you could possibly make one.


Commercial shells are legal in Britain, but the government thinks the public can't be trusted with them.

In Topic: ematch heads with pyrogen (no wire)

11 October 2015 - 06:33 AM

Have you ever checked on Amazon?



In Topic: AP oxidised gerbs and lance Formula

22 August 2015 - 04:06 AM

5 parts AP

1 part hexamine

5 parts iron or steel filings


Fill a 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch gerb case with funnel and wire.


Have you tried your local brake service shop? The steel waste from turning drums and rotors makes a good spark, and usually they just give it to you if you ask. Tell them it's for your roses, not for fireworks.

In Topic: Star plate wanted

02 July 2015 - 07:50 AM

Smallest I can find is this one, Arthur - 1/4 inch, 6mm, but if you make stars any smaller they burn out before the break expands.





Looks like about 35 quid in your money. Chinese of course. I bought several various size star plates and crossette tools from Pyroworks, all excellent, but their rocket tools are worthless.

In Topic: My Ideal House

02 July 2015 - 07:33 AM

No pyro's house is complete without a back yard like this.