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#21 Squke


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 12:41 PM

Hey, you can't get anything without asking. I figured I might as well try.  :D


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Posted 14 April 2020 - 06:39 PM

I just decided to make a gerb with the stuff I have right now before I get any coarse metals. I think it was decently good. Fairly consistent burn rate. 


Gerb details: 

15/64" nozzle 

4.25" long

3/4" ID

7/8" OD


The gerb contained 20g of composition. The composition was a modification of a formula that Mumbles put on this thread a while back. 



54.54% KNO3

18.18% Crushed charcoal briquettes

9.09% Hardwood airfloat charcoal 

9.09% Sulfur

9.09% Eckart 10890 aluminum


Here is the video: https://1drv.ms/u/s!...uirZRS?e=a9eTGy

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 04:51 PM

Squke, that's a great job on your 1st gerb. I hope when I get to building I'm as lucky as you. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 09:56 AM

I full well know how Squke feels, me myself being new to pyrotechnics and also 14. I have made stars recently, and still have yet to test them, and also am starting to collect a range of chemicals.

Also what is a gerb?

Edited by peterpyro, 27 April 2020 - 09:58 AM.

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 01:43 PM

A gerb, gerbe, is sort of an interchangable word for what many call fountains.  Gerbe or gerb is french for wheat sheaf due to the original charcoal and perhaps iron versions appearing like a bundle of wheat.  

Just so you guys quit asking, here is the link to the old forum. http://www.xsorbit2....forum/index.cgi

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 03:12 AM


Here is the video: https://1drv.ms/u/s!...uirZRS?e=a9eTGy


Nice first gerb. So, you have black powder, a little bit of Al and charcoal. Whelp, to me it sounds like you are back in the early days of fireworks around the Baroque. There is still a ton of stuff you can make and improve on your technique while you save money for the real chemicals and tools.

Was your little fountain nozzled or just cored? If you have a nozzle, you can increase the pressure and get the sparks to fly higher.

Next step: inverted nozzled fountain aka bottle rocket :-)

You know, with the stuff you have, you could just make some charcoal streamer stars and test them with a star gun. That would be acceptably quiet.

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