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post #61 of 75 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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12 days from California.

60 years ago before overnight shipping, it would have taken 3-4 days.

If you believe the tracking tool, you should be at the curb with your dolly right now. :-)

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Well, here it is! Finally!
The crate did pretty well. A little beat up on the bottom but not too bad.
A little bit of scoffed paint but not too bad either.
I am very pleased!
GGaskill is tops in my book!!

George, what size is the vent hole? What size fuse do I need? I have never fired anything with a fuse.

Now to find a place to fire it off.
I'm not sure where.
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yea, it finally made it! Looks like a beast, looking forward to seeing this monster make some noise.

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Looks like someone tried lifting it with a fork lift without having the forks scraping the floor and speared it a couple of times. Should have used a hand truck and simply tilted it and slid it on. I assume you removed the address label. Were the allthreads still straight?

Rustoleum 7275 Burnished Brass Metallic spray paint is the paint on it or paint it whatever color you like.

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George,
I removed the address label before I took the picture.
The all threads were straight and tight.
What size is the vent hole?
What size fuse do I use?
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It's drilled #29 (.136") so 1/8" fuse should fit. But I like the faster burning Chinese fuse so the alive-but-not-fired state is as short as possible. You could also make/use quills and a linstock.

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Vent is to small for quill-at least made from paper straws, they are 4mm.
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4mm=.1575", a #21 drill is .1590". I expect you could run a #21 into the existing hole and open it up. But the drill will be bending since the lip in the vent field is there so there is some risk of breaking the drill off in the hole. Maybe use each drill from a #28 to a #21 so you aren't cutting much at a time.

Or make the quill on the spot using the hole as the straw. Can't imagine you're going to be firing volley with it.

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4mm=.1575", a #21 drill is .1590". I expect you could run a #21 into the existing hole and open it up. But the drill will be bending since the lip in the vent field is there so there is some risk of breaking the drill off in the hole. Maybe use each drill from a #28 to a #21 so you aren't cutting much at a time.

Or make the quill on the spot using the hole as the straw. Can't imagine you're going to be firing volley with it.
Yes instead of using a straw just use the powder covered tape and insert it in hole. You will need to do some good vent cleaning between shoots.

Or get a priming flask like this. https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categ.../1/FLASK-PP-FF

Prime the vent and fill the pan. light with a linstock. That is what the pan is for.
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Yes instead of using a straw just use the powder covered tape and insert it in hole. You will need to do some good vent cleaning between shoots.

Or get a priming flask like this. https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categ.../1/FLASK-PP-FF

Prime the vent and fill the pan. light with a linstock. That is what the pan is for.

If I light with a linstock is is safe to be that close?
Seems like you couldn't be away from the blast area enough.
I'm not sure about that one. I've never seen anyone firing a mug while standing next to it and that includes you.
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