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  1. Isualum13

    Isualum13 Well-Known Member

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    4th of July is right around the corner and brick and mortar fireworks stores can be open. Temporary structures can open soon I think, or maybe there are covid regulationsnthat wont allow that this year, not sure.

    Where does everyone get their supply?

    Flashing Thunder is 10 minutes from my house they sell some decent fireworks. I buy quite a bit from them. They put on some pretty awesome professional displays too.

    I also have some friends an hour from Missouri and will usually go there shortly after the 4th. Sometimes we will run to the border and take advantage of the getting rid of inventory sales.

    I'm a big fan of cannister shells. Have a few racks that I have built and can usually put on a decent display for a few hundred dollars.

    It could be a big year for consumer fireworks with many communities cancelling 4th of July celebrations.
     
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    Jake’s Fireworks or Bellino Fireworks. Love artillery shells and cakes.
     
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    I think most neighborhoods around here are going to sound like Beirut around the 4th of July this year. Lots of people with some discretionary funds saved up since they haven't been able to spend them on other entertainment options for the past few months, and many of the social events around the holiday have already been canceled. People will be having their own yard parties, and what will go better with those parties than their own fireworks shows? Curious to hear where you guys are getting your stuff this year.
     
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    Right now fireworks and liquor threads are at the top of the CF forum posts. You can tell its summer.
     
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    #6 SayMyName, Jun 4, 2020
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    Iowa Fireworks Farm
    1505 Hwy G 76
    Just west of New Virginia at I-35 Exit #43, across from Kum & Go

    Look 'em up on Facebook
     
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    They open now?
     
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    I would call before you leave. They could close at 8 pm.
     
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    My hot take is fireworks are ok in 4th of July and annoying as hell any day before or after. Be mindful of your neighbors with special needs kids around this time of year please.
     
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  11. ClonesTwenty1

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    As long as people stop shooting them off by 10:30 I don’t care too much in the days before the 4th. I understand it. I love fireworks too and shoot them off on the 4th. They are fun, but definitely be respectful of time.
     
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    I have other stains when one of the 50 gram shells prematurely went off about 5 feet above the tube last year...
     
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    Actually, they were delayed by a day (built a new building for this season and are now stocking it), will open Saturday the 6th at noon.

    Forgot to mention a daughter of the owner is a current ISU student.
     
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    My gps says it’s at exit 43 on interstate 35 by New Virginia. 69’s a bit East of there.
     
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    A few years ago I bought a cheap remote ignition system off ebay. After I had a cannister shell explode in the tube and one fail to launch fully and explode next to the ground I stopped lighting by hand. While neither of these caused any injuries it was worth it. Also lighting from a distance gives a better view to watch the fireworks.

    It has 12 channels and with some fuse work that is enough for a decent display.
     
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    I have a rescue dog that is just all raw nerves through the entire thing, so I'm glad when they're done and over with (and yeah, trying to calm her through one bad day is a lot easier than calming her for several days straight).
     
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    Yes, you are correct - thank you. Location is by the Kum & Go off I-35 at Exit 43. I will edit my prior post.
     
  20. Isualum13

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    I always end up spending way more money on fireworks then I plan to. This year the local retailer had some cyclone bombs so naturally I had to get some. Screenshot_20200606-115503_Gallery.jpg

    $500 later I think I have enough.
     
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