What size are mortar tubes?
Mortar Tube Sizing Mortar tubes should be the same diameter as the shell and three times its length. Never attempt to launch a smaller shell from a larger mortar tube or vice versa. Most consumer fireworks shells are 1 7/8 inches in diameter, so an HDPE tube of that diameter should be sufficient.
What do you use for mortar tubes?
Plastic and fiberglass tubes are even better, of course, but cost a lot more per tube. Plastic bases for cardboard mortars can work as bases, but I don’t recommend ’em. They are weak, and prone to splitting, breaking or completely blowing apart. For small mortars, say an inch or less in ID, plastic bases are fine.
How long should a 3 mortar tube be?
General rule of thumb for ball shells is 6 x the diameter of the shell, so a 3″ is 18″, 4″ is 24″, 5″ is 30″, etc.
Are fiberglass mortar tubes safe?
HDPE tends to expands once an explosion occurs inside the tube. Fiberglass shatters. So, most people choose HDPE mortar tubes in order to shoot a more safer display. You can use fiberglass, but remember, the explosion will cause shrapnel to fan out.
What are firework mortars?
Mortar A tube from which certain aerial devices are fired into the air.
How far do mortars fire?
Medium mortars (61-99 mm) can fire at ranges of 100 m to 5500 m, while heavy mortars (100-120 mm+) have a range of some 500 m to 9,000m. The range of any given mortar systems depends on the cartridge which possesses the maximum range. The range of any given mortar’s projectiles can be adjusted by the user.
Can you light a mortar without a tube?
YSK Lighting mortar shell fireworks without an available launch tube is not a good idea. Simply throwing the mortar shells or substituting a large plastic mug for an appropriate launch tube does not work too well. There is a much higher probability that the shells will explode near spectators.
Can you use PVC pipe for mortar tubes?
Mortar Tube Options: If you make/scrounge your own mortar tubes, PLEASE DO NOT USE PVC pipe. PVC becomes dangerous shrapnel when it shatters. And these shells can and do accidentally explode in mortar tubes.
What size mortar tube do I need for a display tube?
Plugged HDPE DR17 display mortar tube. These are not to be used with consumer mortar tubes, but for 2″ display shells. These tubes will fit into a standard consumer mortar rack (the have the same outer diameter of a 1.91″ DR11 mortar tube). Plug is secured with galvanized staples.
What size is a blue HDPE mortar tube?
HDPE Plugged 1.25″ ID (inner diameter) DR9 mortar tube. This is our smallest tube and for use with 1″ or 1 1/4″ shells consumer aerial shells. Blue HDPE DR9 plugged mortar tube. The ID is 1/10″ smaller than the standard DR11 mortar.
Where to buy mortar tubes and racks in the USA?
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What is the smallest mortar tube you can use?
This is our smallest tube and for use with 1″ or 1 1/4″ shells consumer aerial shells. Blue HDPE DR9 plugged mortar tube. The ID is 1/10″ smaller than the standard DR11 mortar. These tubes work well with smaller (less “premium”) aerial shells. Plugged is secure with 4 galvanized staples. Plugged HDPE DR17 display mortar tube.