Grenade det cord

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Grenade det cord

Postby Graham Ashford » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:35 pm

Hi folks

I wonder whether or not someone might be able to help me. We have some small grenades, empty shapes with wooden tops.

Until now we've had a length of det cord or fuse wire that has been blue in colour and burns about an inch a second or so, but its running out. It's about 2mm diameter.

Does anyone have any ideas where we might be able to get some thing similar to do the job?

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Re: Grenade det cord

Postby John Waller » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:16 am

Firework company might sell you some. I used to use fuse tails we cut off shells that were to be electrically fired. They are just thrown away
See if you can get some of them.


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Postby davetmoneyer » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi Iron Dwarf normally stocks this by the foot


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Re: Grenade det cord

Postby John Waller » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:04 am

davetmoneyer wrote:Hi Iron Dwarf normally stocks this by the foot


Ooo! Does he? I've also run out and don't do firework shows anymore.

Mind you making your own fuses is fun - gunpowder cut with saltpetre and charcoal packed into the fuse tube. Or perhaps safer I also used commercially produced smoke powder from Theatrical Pyrothecnics Ltd. Works very well.


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Re: Grenade det cord

Postby The Iron Dwarf » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:03 pm

have gone metric now Dave, ( actually I have always sold it by the meter rather than foot )
dark green fuse about 2mm dia £4 per m
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Re: Grenade det cord

Postby Mark Griffin » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:36 pm

Sadly Theatrical Pyrotechnics now out of business due to ill health. I find the guys at

http://www.hfmgroup.com/ knowledgeable, sensible and helpful. Based in Cannock although the magazine is elsewhere. Its an aladdins cave for the pyro enthusiast...

Certainly can make your own stuff, as long as its not over 100g of any pyrotechnical compound of course. I do 90g at a time to make sure...


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Re: Grenade det cord

Postby de Coverley » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:37 pm

Malcolm Armstrong of TPL passed away last week, BUT he sold the business to Viking of Ramsgate who use the same sheds, the same staff and same contact details some while ago. Viking produce most of the same items that TPL did, with the same service time and courier delivery.

Small amounts of fuse I can supply, if there is a meeting point. I'm a SFX and pyro person with one of my hats on. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqO-5J0pyg8



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Re: Grenade det cord

Postby Mark Griffin » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:48 pm

thanks for that. I had wondered about Malcome, a sad loss. Viking are good chaps, just HFM are more conveniant for me.


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