13shot hexagon barrages-a little advice please

Discussion in 'Anthonys Thought of the Day' started by Anthony, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I have in my RP Gunpowder Treason selection box a Cat3 25m strangely shaped tall 13shot hexagonal roman candle barrage called Magic Delight and very strangely enough, the instructions merely suggest "place upright on flat ground", no advice on the label to secure it in any way tho'!

    I have seen very similar shaped barrages in other brand selection boxes which say;

    "insert upright in soft ground"
    or, "attach securely to an upright post".

    What do you suggest for these types of barrage? Is it best to "place upright on flat ground" as RP suggests or would it be overkill to bury or stake? It does seem stable enough and bottom heavy tho' with a flattish (and level) sturdy steady base.

    Reason I ask is;- I had a personal (and rather frightening) experience years ago with a 13shot hexagonal barrage from a.nother manufacturer (not mentioning it here tho') where I did place it on flat ground as the instructions said (just following the advice on the label as duly said and required for it), and it became rather scary after the first few shots where it flipped back/forth shooting everywhere, in one direction then another, and then, weirdly, put itself perfectly vertically upright for the last 4 shots!:laugh::nod:
  2. The Rocket Man

    The Rocket Man Galactic Fireworks Forum Member

    Insert it into the ground to about half way Sir Anthony :sparkler:, you'll be ok then ;), If you cant do that then use a couple of house bricks around the base to secure it... :)
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    Thank you for that rocketman! Will dig a small crater deep enough to support it then firm it up with earth to steady it;the firework will be placed in a cheap freezerbag half way up just short of the fuse to keep it dry from damp. Thank you for that pearl of wisdom mate! :)
  4. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Galactic Firework Guru

    Sir Anthony :sparkler:! some paragraphs pleeeeese!!!!
  5. PyroBoris

    PyroBoris Galactic Firework Addict

    ...you should never use lighters or matches, always light the firework at arms length...
    ...Once lit, retire to a safe distance...
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    Hahaha nice one! Light end of fuse at arm's length. Spectators must be at least 25m away, operators must retire at least 15m away:-that's what RP cat 3 labels say. Rothy will be used, with overalls/hardhat/goggles/earplugs worn for personal protection. ;):catherinewheel:

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