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A friend helps out with the Mission Bay presentation. Took this the morning after.

Mortar is HDPE, probably about 3/8" wall thickness. She thinks the shell was 5 inch. Nobody hurt, but WOW!

They use HDPE because it does not produce a shrapnel affect.

 

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Yea my moms boyfriend did that 5 times this weekend.
the first was put in upside down, causeing 2 other tubes to fall in the lake we were on.
the next one just wore out after about 10 morters and the base fell off.
the other 2 had dried out my now but were warped so they both blew up on the first shot.
and then he tried to use the one with no base again by burying the end in the sand, It didnt work.
Now he's covered in burns all over his chest, arms, and legs.
 

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I'm sorry As I've gotten older I am against fireworks. Let the cities and townships put on the display and out law public use. There are too many folks hurt and way to many dollars in damage. :shades:
 

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I think that over 5 died doing the public displays. I wonder how many die as a result of private displays? Or mangled?
 

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We used to have a " GUY FAWKES " night down under. Too many people became mutilated, so they eventually banned it.
 
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