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Old 07-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #6483
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If your on salary then you can belong to an illegal union. That means you can have bacon as long as no one catches you.
I'm not in a union but still have to sneak bacon. Dr. wants it all for himself. Says I should limit my bacon intake. Fat chance. Looking into bacon eaters local now.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #6484
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Looking into bacon eaters local now.
With the nature of this august group wouldn't a bacon eaters international be more apropos.
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That won't happen between mid to late August. Too many family activities going down on the Island.

My buddy and his lady are getting married so we have to stick around for that for sure. I'm really happy for the guy because he's not been the same since his wife passed away and I want him to be as happy as me.

You figure out what that means; OK?
I do understand, I really do.

(I'm probably in trouble now.)
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #6486
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With the nature of this august group wouldn't a bacon eaters international be more apropos.
We already have achieved International status. I have ingested bacon here in Canada and the U.S.

We can picket the Doctor's to get our share of Bacon back!
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So I'm working on getting my Professional Pyrotechnical license (display operator) our state law requires you to complete three shoots with a licensed outfit before you can even attempt the test. Needless to say most folks that have the license don't want anyone "helping" as you could be their competition when you get your license.

It's been 10 years ( yes, 10 years) and more phone calls than I can count, but I finally got 2 companies to let me help set up and shoot with their crews. My first shoot was on the 3rd at the Country Club! Halfway down the first fairway. I feel sorry for the grounds crew, man there were tons of burn marks and depressions from the mortar racks.
Three of us spent the better part of 4 hours, placing the racks, measuring distances, stabilizing the racks to ensure no tip overs, cleaning out the mortar tubes, loading shells, assembling , quick match and ematches. All in all we set off 5 inch shells, 4 inch shells, 3 inch shells and a bunch of cakes.
The GC manager wanted a longer show then he paid for so we removed half of the electronic matches and hand lit them.

Here are a couple of pictures, couldn't get the video will load as well. (zoom in to see the true size of the racks!
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I'm hyper and would be shakin' like a leaf... every time I touched a shell.

What amazes me is some of that blasting primer cord burns at something like 3000 ft/sec.... Or did I hear that wrong years ago?
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So I'm working on getting my Professional Pyrotechnical license (display operator) our state law requires you to complete three shoots with a licensed outfit before you can even attempt the test. Needless to say most folks that have the license don't want anyone "helping" as you could be their competition when you get your license.

It's been 10 years ( yes, 10 years) and more phone calls than I can count, but I finally got 2 companies to let me help set up and shoot with their crews. My first shoot was on the 3rd at the Country Club! Halfway down the first fairway. I feel sorry for the grounds crew, man there were tons of burn marks and depressions from the mortar racks.
Three of us spent the better part of 4 hours, placing the racks, measuring distances, stabilizing the racks to ensure no tip overs, cleaning out the mortar tubes, loading shells, assembling , quick match and ematches. All in all we set off 5 inch shells, 4 inch shells, 3 inch shells and a bunch of cakes.
The GC manager wanted a longer show then he paid for so we removed half of the electronic matches and hand lit them.

Here are a couple of pictures, couldn't get the video will load as well. (zoom in to see the true size of the racks!
Now THAT is cool Ron!
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I'm hyper and would be shakin' like a leaf... every time I touched a shell.

What amazes me is some of that blasting primer cord burns at something like 3000 ft/sec.... Or did I hear that wrong years ago?
The quick match we use burns at 80ft/second. I believe there is some military and construction grade detonation cord that burns at 3k ft per second.

I think the coolest part is the feel of the concussion when a triple set of 5inch shells launch at the same time! The sound is awesome(yes, earplugs are a must) the pressure wave is phenomenal!!! I've been around all types of military ordinance and the only thing that comes close is dropping 155mm rounds when the tube is ground mounted.

Les, it is unbelievably cool!! Get your company to order up a show and I'll come set it off! You and the rest of the gang can be part of the crew... (the provide beer and food crew after the show!! )

If Cliff and Talulah would have made the party this year they could have seen my backyard show and the new pool plus this one!

Oh, BTW- my son graduates AirForce Basic training on the 12th. We're driving down to San Antonio next Tuesday.
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I believe there is some military and construction grade detonation cord that burns at 3k ft per second.

Unbelievable! Over a mile in less than a second. Zippppp........... BOOM!

I wonder how the concussion compares to a 4-wide AA-fuel race.
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The 3k ft per second det cord is what demolition companies use for blowing down buildings and other structures.

There used to be a program called "Blow Down" that was one of my favourites.
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Musta missed it. At 3k per second, that wouldn't be hard.
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OK, let's get this straight, pyro party at Les' place and we all get to sit around and slosh suds. I'm in. Woot!!
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And the suds aren't till after the flames....
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