anyone know any good places to learn how to make racks for single shot tubes

Discussion in 'Firing Systems And Fusing Fireworks' started by Michael96, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    i have around 50 pack of blasters and wanting to make multiple rack tubes for them does anyone know a good way i could accomplish this thanks this is the image of the fireworks below

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  2. Daveandkate

    Daveandkate Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Your at the best place to learn everything you need to know
     
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  3. Da Main Mouse

    Da Main Mouse Supports UKFR

    Search the how too section for guides on making various racks
     
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  4. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    Snap off the plastic spikes but leave their bases in and then build something like this..
    IMAG0555.jpg
     
  5. Da Main Mouse

    Da Main Mouse Supports UKFR

    Asif by magic @hofnerite arrives with one he prepared earlier :D
     
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  6. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    That's about the fourth time I've posted this in as many months!
     
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  7. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    do you have a step by step for this haha ive never made racks before so im a noob at this also what kind of wood would i need and where would the best place to get this
     
  8. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    where abouts is this section i cannot seem to find it
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Good ol 2 x 1 treated roofing battern
    Can’t go wrong :cool:
     
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  10. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    just purchased
    6 x Imp Stamped Treated Timber Lath/Batten 25 x 50mm x 4.8m

    1 x Sealocrete 1ltr Sealobond PVA

    1 x Buildbase Galvanized Clout Nails 50x3.35mm 2.5kg
     
  11. Please don't forget to have a base for the candles, every action has a reaction etc.
     
  12. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    im going to use 2 zipties one under the base where you usually stick in the ground and one around the middle they are only 1 shot tubes so it should be ok to hold them ;)
     
  13. Are you asking or telling?
     
  14. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    no im going to make them like @hofnerite did them above and add zipties to secure them so i wouldnt need a base for them?
     
  15. I personally would always have a base on everything, maybe except bengals.
     
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  16. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    I've used an angled bracket on all of those angles that support the base. Make sure you add a base because even though zip ties *should* hold them securely, 'should' is not good enough when it comes to safety. You might get away with the first one but the movement might put the rest of them in odd positions. Don't take the risk.
     
  17. If you cut the spike but off but leave the orange cap on the bottom and you're placing on level ground you should be fine?
    Last year the ground was soft so placed nearly all of mine on wall tiles, the one I didnt had low breaks but lessons learnt :oops:
     
  18. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    Would flat head nails do the trick?
     
  19. hofnerite

    hofnerite UKFR Stash Photo 2018 Winner! Supports UKFR

    I wouldn't rely on them, no. They may come loose.

    Get some angled brackets and screw them in like this... Brackets at the bottom + zip ties to hold them further up is a safer way to do it.

    rack brackets.jpg
     
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  20. Michael96

    Michael96 Supports UKFR

    ANGLE BRACES SELF-COLOUR 19 X 19 X 1.2MM 50 PACK (67412) these are from screwfix would they work for what i need?