Parallel Tubes

Paper Rocket Tubes, Fountain Tubes, Mortar Tubes, Fireworks Tubes

What's the difference between a fireworks tube that is parallel (or "convolute") and one that is spiral? Well, they're made differently and it's easy to tell by the way the paper is wound. Paper towels or toilet paper are both wound parallel. But the paper tube inside them is wound spirally.

So in making fireworks, when do you use parallel tubes and for what? Well, for some fireworks making applications, parallel and spiral tubes are interchangeable. But in general, parallel tubes are used to make fountains, rockets, whistles, hummers, and mortars. Chose a parallel tube whenever you want the strongest wall strength for your fireworks device. For instance, when ramming (hammering) rockets, you will want maximum wall strength.

Skylighter offers a wide variety of parallel tubes for rockets in what are considered to be standard sizes. But if you need a shorter or longer tube, you may want to buy the uncut 24-36 inch tubes and cut them yourself, using any sort of saw.

 

All tubes are natural kraft color unless otherwise noted.

Dimensions are in inches, weights in pounds.  I.D. refers to inside dimension.  O.D. refers to outside dimension.

1 pound (3/4" ID) rocket tube, uncut (30" Long) - Pack of 10 ea.
$36.80

1 pound (3/4" ID) rocket tube, uncut (30" Long) - Pack of 10 ea.

Dimensions: 3/4" inside diameter, 1-1/4" outside diameter, 1/4" wall, 30 inches long. These uncut, parallel wound tubes can be cut to any length y...

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$36.80
1 pound (3/4" ID) rocket\fountain tube, 7-1/2" length - Pack of 25 ea.
$33.36

1 pound (3/4" ID) rocket\fountain tube, 7-1/2" length - Pack of 25 ea.

1 pound rocket tubes. These parallel wound tubes can also be used to make fountains, whistles or drivers. Dimensions: 3/4" ID, 1-1/4" OD, 1/4" wa...

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$33.36
1 Pound (3/4" ID) Stinger Rocket Tube, 3" length - Pack of 50 ea.
$11.52

1 Pound (3/4" ID) Stinger Rocket Tube, 3" length - Pack of 50 ea.

Parallel wound rocket tubes made specifically for 1 pound stinger missiles. These tubes are shorter than core burner rocket tubes and are not inter...

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$11.52
2 Ounce (3/8" ID) Rocket Tube, 3-1/2" length - Pack of 100 ea.
$16.68

2 Ounce (3/8" ID) Rocket Tube, 3-1/2" length - Pack of 100 ea.

2-ounce rocket tubes. These tubes can also be used to make small fountains or whistles. Dimensions: 3/8" ID, 9/16" OD, 3/32" wall thickness, 3-1/2...

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$16.68
4 ounce (1/2" ID) rocket tube, 2.5-Inch length - Pack of 25 ea.
$10.27

4 ounce (1/2" ID) rocket tube, 2.5-Inch length - Pack of 25 ea.

4-ounce rocket tubes were specially made so that plastic ball shell #PL2020 will fit on top of them. These parallel wound tubes can also be used to...

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$10.27
4 ounce (1/2" ID) rocket tube, 5-Inch length - Pack of 25 ea.
$10.27

4 ounce (1/2" ID) rocket tube, 5-Inch length - Pack of 25 ea.

4-ounce rocket tubes specially made so that plastic ball shell #PL2020 will fit on top of them. These parallel wound tubes can also be used to make...

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$10.27
3 pound (1" ID) rocket tube, uncut (36" Long) - Pack of 12 ea.
$48.31

3 pound (1" ID) rocket tube, uncut (36" Long) - Pack of 12 ea.

Dimensions: 1" ID, 1-1/2" OD, 1/4" wall thickness, 36" length Uncut parallel wound tubes for black powder rockets, whistle rockets, strobe rockets...

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$48.31
3 pound (1" ID) rocket tube, cut (12" Long) - Pack of 25 ea.
$51.00

3 pound (1" ID) rocket tube, cut (12" Long) - Pack of 25 ea.

Dimensions: 1" ID, 1-1/2" OD, 1/4" wall thickness, 12" length 3 pound rocket tubes. These parallel wound tubes can also be used to make fountains,...

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$51.00
3 Pound (1" ID) Stinger Rocket Tube, 4" length - Pack of 25 ea.
$28.00

3 Pound (1" ID) Stinger Rocket Tube, 4" length - Pack of 25 ea.

Parallel wound rocket tubes made specifically for 3 pound stinger missiles. These tubes are shorter than core burner rocket tubes and are not inter...

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$28.00