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Disposable Confetti Cannons

Bob Musser

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Joined
Oct 10, 2018
Location
Sacramento, CA
All fun and games until we start finding glitter in our salmon 5 or 10 years from now. People are being advised not to use even small amounts in their makeup, since it gets into the water cycle. Maybe treat it as hazardous waste.
 

almorton

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Joined
Dec 17, 2014
Location
Caterham, Surrey, UK
Generally the way these are activated is a spring loaded pin to puncture the nitrogen cartridge. There is no pyro. However there is still a lot of force involved with the sudden release of that cartridge so it should be a effect with safety protocols and a large cleaning fee... i guarantee you will have random confetti fall from somewhere during the middle of your next 3 performances... and then another 6 months from now.
Agreed. At the end of July we had a show (only 4 performances) using handheld fetti cannons - a single smallish one, about 18". After each show the stage was vacuumed clean, and after that show came down we went dark for a month and took down the rig for cleaning and testing, and put it all back a month later. We are still having occasional pieces of confetti appear from who knows where.