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  1. One thing i can think of is extension cords is a trip hazard a BIG NO NO! when it comes to firing zones. Yeah the red tape its going to take to shoot in NJ is NOT WORTH IT! Safe and sane states are insane just to get a permit for 1.4g and just to get e matches you need to apply for your type 54 and have to do a interveiw with atf (they will assign you a agent.) Then have a place to store which they have to see and approve of and that aint cheap plus it has to be away from any dwellings blah blah blah and you need to know the orange book inside and out. Why are ematches classified as 1.3g who knows. BUT they are talons that are basically the same look up youtube and see what im talking about. You dont need much to set them off just 12 volts. Goto pyrouniverse.com or pyroreview.com and look up deweycoon he puts together firing systems. My advice is dont bother trying to cross states line with works either they will be watching and waiting and bust ya seen it happen a lot. We lucky in SC we have firework supermarkets! My second little bit of advice is if ya have to ask you likely shouldnt be 1.3g or 1.4g do some more research of setups and work with a crew and learn the right way before you tear off into the indusry. I have been a shooter for 26years since i was 6 years old and progressed to the point i am now. I have to hand it to ya though thinking of e firing is great idea with all the stuff out there today ytheres no reason to hand fire anymore. Been a lot of accidents lately too look them up. One that happened few years ago static discharge from sliding box and opened up the truck like a banana peel and lost a few souls that day.....Theres more to the story but lets end it there. Final thought is join pyrouniverse.com ask questions do research learn how to do it the right way but DO NOT! ask about flash powder there or salutes they will bann you in a in a minute! Good luck and stay safe! Remember sandbags ae your friends flowered pots are not and NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER!!!!! shoot from abs or pvc. ONLY high density polyethylene only only ONLY high density polyethylene!!!! and pyroboom is a great place to get your mortars and racks i buy all mine from them and fast shipping and i have never had a failure that doesnt mean it cant happen b/c it does.....Look up some things and stay away from fiberglass too. EDIT: and remember in 1.3g anything over 8 inch shell is 1.1g they changed that two years ago i believe. So you can imagine the amount of more red tape. AND DONT FORGET your hazmat license. Ad if ou like your back you will stay away from fireworks it doesnt pay and its hell on the body...But i wish you the best of luck in your adventures. SOrry that was so dragged out one thing led to another thought then another and i just had to say it
  2. Well you dont have to go 100,000 lights but you could do something.
  3. WHAT!!?? Your getting to stay at a house. Why dont you setup there like you own it! Home is where you make it I dont think family would be angry just ask first. Four hours away doesnt sound too bad i say grab your stuff and get to planing! I dont have any big ideas though sometimes things come to me in the middle of the night and sometimes they dont but if i was to try something new it be a z tree. Those are pretty sweet!
  4. Ok instead of spending 300 plus bucks for a high torque servo i want to use a wiper motor but i need it to go back and forth. How does it work and how do you hook it up with a h bridge? Thanks Mike
  5. I hope im not the only one making these faces at the same time! LOL
  6. whats in it for me? I tell ya what after my father died there was nothing! no decor, bad attitudes, lots of fighting, lots of holes in the wall,i tore a whole wall off one time... you get the point not our best moments...It was horrible! This went on for years too it was miserable and i was likely the cause of most of it...Then one night in Nov they had all kinds of stuff on tv so i just started buying lights dragging stuff out of storage and wasnt going to have another holiday that was a crapper.....So thats why. For my family if someone else enjoys it thats gravy if they dont well they can go straight to.......And it will get bigger every year and more advanced but i aint stopping.
  7. I really dont see anything melting. I used to load 53 fters in the heat and it was BAD! But i never saw anything melt. I could be wrong though but i never heard of any returns comming back melted. I used to work at this other place that had a sprinkler system over the trucks that kept them a lil bit cooler so thats a thought on them really hot days. I mean attics get so hot here you better work at night or in the morning and i never saw anything melted in there either but thats not to say it wont happen. Only time i ever saw anything melt was a candle b/c the a/c went out and that was creepy! Fireworks even stored in those containers and they are not climate controlled and they dont go off. I hate to say dont worry and everything melts like what was mentioned but i dont see it happening unless the sun shot out one dem solar flares!(they keep talking about) and directly hits the trailer. Vents and fan wouldnt hurt anything atleast if there was a leak it would dry out and not cause mildew and be smelly and all that. EDIT: AND believe me they leak its not if its just when. So after heavy rain and during might wanna check so your stuff doesnt get ruined. I know the lights and stuff be fine but the cardboard boxes make a mess and other stuff you might decide to store that aint waterproof etc...
  8. I pray for ya chief...When she reads this she gonna beat you with the ugliest stick that she can find while you sleep! GET ADT GET ADT!
  9. Im stealing this guys wallet,telling his wife, and hoping to get a finders fee! j/k
  10. Im not a betting man BUT id bet on that. They wanted big money so if you keep the bids growing then the next person bids its great and if nobody bids well you didnt lose anything. Its gray area i dont do that but i have heard people drive bids up so the other bidder has to pay more which is crappy if ya ask me but it happens.
  11. That person had two accounts or a person that knew them to raise the bids. Funny thing is it happens all the time. Its nothing for someone to have more then one account and pull a fast one on ebay and buyers. I know it still happens b/c read the feed back its all the same. When the feedback isnt different like a typo here or there or all typos or A+++ every single time with caps. Yeah your looking at the seller buying their own stuff. Start the bid off low and get people to bid high but when they dont the seller will try anything to make the buyers have to bid more. Just b/c they say ip are logged doesnt mean anything...People spoof all the time thats why theres packet filtering but... Been around computers for 26 years tech,security,repair,troubleshooting...TRUST NOBODY!
  12. I know its tough times and its tough for me too but i will assure you i dont go peacfully i am going to be animated this year if it kills me! If i have to get out there in the middle of the night then im going to do it! I almost quit once but... I didnt come this far to quit.... Too much blood sweat and tears to quit now. Maybe if i had a broken neck i would stop but until then it aint gonna happen! Its go time! Peopel that quit after a few years didnt want to do it to begin with. They Thought it might be the shiny thing that was going to make them happy and it didnt. Your all in or your out....
  13. Im kinda confused but heres how i would do it IF I COULD WELD! lol Ok attach the rings to a pole then in the ground put a smaller pole slide the larger pole over the smaller one and you have a pivot point. Now how are you going to make em spin? WIth real snow balls? Oh one more thing i was curious about you want each ring to spin seperate from the others or all at once? And where you slide the pole over other pole in the ground pole just put some kind of pin through it so the larger pole doesnt drag on the ground
  14. I was looking few days ago and was shocked myself. I looked all over just not ebay and if you havent done that yet DONT the prices will make you sick! I read somewhere that in 2011 prices going up something about inflation or whatever. People having hard enough time as it is why not make it harder right? If you find a place please let me know.
  15. No worries there im afraid of heights lol Thats one thing i wont test.
  16. Lightning struck kinda close the other night and it got me thinking about the close calls i have had over the years. Shocks few really really! good ones some put me on my rear,almost got hit by a train stuck on the tracks DONT ASK,many lightning strikes within ft dunno how i didnt get hit you could smell it so close,hit by car at work without a scratch i was sore but i survived,got brushed by some giant 4x4 going 60 plus mph, have had guns and knifes pulled on me and i didnt call police someone else did there a few reports out there where and no it wasnt my fault they were just crazy, 3 tornados off the highway just going at the a steady pace like they racing or something there were farther out then you think but still,sweeping walkway and broom broke and must of hit something important b/c blood was pumping! ...not considering the stupid stunts i did as a kid (you know the ones when your parents freak out about when you break a few bones but your smiling thinking YEAH! NAILED IT!) Sometimes i wonder why im still alive! Im serious I know my body has taken a beating over the years from dumb stunts but im surprsied i can even walk. Everybody always says im lucky i dont think so... they want me to scratch the lottery tickets too and i win. But if ya ask me if i was able to find work NOPE! Did the bolt break off the motor mount? yeap! Did the dog do that to your arm YEAP! Did i take a extra step at bottom or top of stairs and hit head on wall? YEAP! Doesnt seem so lucky does it? Did water line break? YEAP! Lawn mowerbusted? YEAP! The list goes on and on. How can that be considered lucky? Far as im concerned im walking talking murphy!
  17. I think he thought they were going to a good home. Theres lots of memories in items. I know if someone even touched my blowmolds they would lose their dialing digets no joke! I grew up with these things. Plus if she does sell them for 100 thats 75 more he could of had who wouldnt be hot. Plus she added more fuel on the fire by saying HAHHAHHAHAHHA these are expensive. Make your stomach drop i tell ya. I been there....
  18. You can just edit it and say why you edited it and say something like please remove im sure a mod will help out. I dont see nothing wrong with what ya posted though. Leave it up we all get upset about things like this. I see your point when i saw the same stuff i just sold i was like WHAAAA!
  19. Brilliant? That man is a freaking LEGEND! Yesterday day i about gave up on everything and now he comes up with that line? WHERE WERE YOU YESTERDAY! ???
  20. I wouldnt worry about it. I have sold old items on ebay and see some "dealer" buy them for reasonable amounts and you know what they poped up for auction the day it arrived at 100 times the price i sold it for and beleive it or not they still trying to sell those items and that was like year ago. Jokes on them i sold at a resonable price and they are greedy and never get their money back. Everybody seems to be a expert lately with all this "reality tv" They will never sell them at that price and you wanna know why? They are greedy and greedy people dont get what they want....Its pathetic really. If i were you i run my mouth about making 25 bucks! Be the better person let them lose sleep over it. Remeber these key words :::everybody thinks their a expert::: HAHHAHAHA but there not....
  21. One transmitter and the 33 inch telescoping antenna for 80. Sorry about that. My weekend aint exactly been a cake walk....its the heat!!!! Cant think straight Mike
  22. Just not going to be able to do the 32 channels this year and the way i have everything setup its either 32 or static and i cant afford another controller right now and i have NO! time so if someone wants this i let it go for 80 plus shipping and i bought the additional 33 inch telescoping antenna that comes with it....So...It has maybe 5 minutes on it testing then i put in the drawer and went on to something else. Maybe next year for me will be better Be willing for trade also depending on whats on the other side. Mike
  23. is this the same people for manheim steamroller? http://shop.mannheimsteamroller.com/info/Contact_Us Maybe somebody should contact them and ask if we bought the songs if they would have a problem with it at all? Im not writing im not the most "political correct" person around these here parts and http://www.trans-siberian.com/ I know thats not all the music that is used but thats a start and if permission is granted why not? Who knows might be able to point in right direction. I dunno about the rest of ya but if they say they dont care im gonna do what i do!
  24. Ya know a lot of people do this and raise a lot of money and items for the needy or what not and now we have our us goverment basicly stealing from them! How bout dem apples?
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