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zephieish

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Thought I would post my rocket rack, made last year for bonfire night, decided to make a hinged one so could be folded away for storage, pipes are held on by simple pipe clips (nail type) but are fairly strong.

Also added chains to set the angle (taken from some hanging flower baskets :) ) and a few closed hooks on the back legs to secure it into the ground using some lengths of copper pipe.

Gunna need to trim the tops of the pipes before the 5th again, bit melted :p
 

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zephieish

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Cheers man, I want to make a better candle frame with all that wood next to it.

I made this one last year for small candles, but i've found theyre getting expensive now for what they are.
 

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yes, they are pricey,
that little one looks good for smaller ones, if you do make a new one, keep the old one as well
 

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Yeah it worked really well, but cost about £5 for a pack of 10 and only 10 shots so not great duration lol, especially doing all the cable tieing and fusing!
 

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that is annoying, all the prep, the result looks good but takes a while to get to that point
 

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Zep - you could put some kitchen foil on the ends of the tubes to stop them from scorching / melting. Alternatively, you can switch the plastic tubes to metal ones, and they'll last much longer. I currently use poles from an old/knackered gazebo I had lying around (those cheap Argos ones), but old plumbing pipework would do just as well.

Great build by the way, I do love a good rack!
 
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Somersetpyro

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Zep - you could put some kitchen foil on the ends of the tubes to stop them from scorching / melting. Alternatively, you can switch the plastic tubes to metal ones, and they'll last much longer. I currently use poles from an old/knackered gazebo I had lying around (those cheap Argos ones), but old plumbing pipework would do just as well.

Great build by the way, I do love a good rack!
nice idea with the foil boris :)
our rack tubes are metal so we don't have a problem