Be careful not to cut the fuse accidentally since you want it to be intact as long as possible. Step 2 Pull the wick free from the top of the fountain, and set it aside. Step 3 Use the needle nose pliers to pull the paper and cardboard in the top of the fountain tube. Pour the contents of the tube into your cup.
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References Nothing says "celebration! Flash powder is a rapidly-burning mixture of an oxidizer and a fuel—commonly potassium perchlorate and aluminum powder—and is guaranteed to light things up. Steps 1 Get a license. Contact the ATF online , and download their application to be a licensed fireworks maker.
This will make sourcing and purchasing the ingredients much easier, as most U. The liability for them is too great to risk it. There are U. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms U. They mean business. Search for fireworks supply houses or hobby chemical retailers for sources It may be necessary to grind the aluminum powder in a strainer in order to work out the lumps. The powder must be mesh measure of how fine the powder is. You can purchase commercial anti-static sprays, or make your own from a mixture of water and fabric softener.
Do not omit this step. The correct ratio of potassium perchlorate to aluminum for any quantity of flash powder is To make a 5g mix perfectly suitable for a small bang , weigh out 3. Do not stir, crush, press, or stand upon the mix. Though most flash powders are not impact sensitive, it is very easy to make a very, very unstable mixture.
The best way to mix the powders together is to pour all of the chemicals into a ziploc bag, spray it with anti-static spray, and slowly mix the chemicals by shaking the bag. However, there is some debate as to the safety of this method, so if you do use it be sure to spray the bag with anti-static spray in order to reduce the chance injury.
A common method for commercially prepared flash powders is to combine the two powders in a capped plastic bottle and roll it gently between your hands to mix the powders.