When we talk about reloadable fireworks, what is it that we mean? Well, let’s explore it so you know what to expect if you decide to go down the reloadable path.
If you take a firework that is a reloadable, then you will have the ability to place the ball shell into the tube, take the fuse out so it can be lit, and then repeat the process.
They can come in either ball or canister shell options, so it’s a good idea to check out what’s available and see which one you prefer.
As with any firework, you need it to be on a hard flat surface for safety reasons. Keep an eye out for the wind, trees, and make sure there’s nothing around you that could potentially catch fire via a spark shooting off at a different angle. Make sure you have plenty of clearance away from structures and vegetation.
Also, people should be 150 feet away from the launch area of any aerial firework, so you do need a reasonable amount of space to allow this to happen.
One additional piece of safety advice with reloadable fireworks has to do with the tube.
If you buy a kit with canister fireworks, then you may have more than one tube, and several shots. Divide the shots up equally between the tubes, and then only use the tube for those shots. Once they are over, get rid of the tube.
With ball shells, you may only receive one tube. However, keep an eye on the number of shots in the kit and stick to only using it that number of times.
Both options are going to largely come in single shots, but you can find ball versions that have 6 or more shots. However, no matter which option you have, the way it works is going to be along the same lines.
When you place the firework into the tube, the fuse that comes with them will be exceptionally long. It’s so long it will have no difficulty in coming out of the tube making it very easy for you to light the fuse and to get back out of the way. Take your time and make sure the top is always facing up.
But as a note, a canister shell has more powder than a ball shell. It still works as a single ignition, but it may put on more of a show than the ball shell. Also, canister shells do come in different sizes with the most common being 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch versions.
If you buy a 4-inch, then you are looking at a single event. However, with 5-inch and 6-inch versions, you can have multiple effects from the one single firework. This may include it starting off with a fountain effect before it shoots off into the sky for the main event.
Also, some versions on the market will come with some special effects thrown in for good measure. That may include rings, or they will have double breaks. This is more common with the 6-inch version.
At times, you may find that you have a dud. As a kit will come with a solitary tube, it’s going to be tempting to remove the dud, but don’t do that.
Instead, you need to leave it for at least 45 minutes to make sure that it is a dud. There’s still a chance of a slow burner happening after a couple of minutes. If you lean over and it fires up, then you are in a whole world of trouble. Never put any part of your body over a loaded tube, ever!
Reloadable fireworks can put on an amazing show. However, you cannot use the tubes too often or you may run into some safety problems.
Never mix and match fireworks with tubes. That is dangerous, and you will put not only yourself at risk, but anybody watching. Play it safe, and reloadable fireworks won’t disappoint.
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