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Squib FX

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are Squib FX rigs reusable?

Yes, if you properly maintain your squib rig, you can reuse it thousands of times.


Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we have clients and customers all over the world. We usually ship USPS Global Priority internationally, or DHL.

Please familiarize yourself with your countries’ custom laws. Some countries require more time in customs than others, and some may require additional fees.


How many shots come from one squib rig?

You can fire one shot, from one rig, at one time. Each squib rig is reusable thousands of times if properly maintained.

We can create a custom squib rig if you need more than one shot from a single device. The most we’ve ever done was 32 shots fired from one rig.


Do I need special tools to operate my squib rig?

Yes- if you buy only the SQUIB FX RIG. This comes with only the rig and the instructions. You provide everything else.

No- if you buy the FULL KIT your rig comes with everything you need to operate.


What are the dimensions?

2.5″ Deep x 5″ Wide x 13″ Long


What kind of stage blood can I use with my squib rig?

You can use pretty much any blood formula you want. Just make sure that it is thinned down some so that it can fire easily.


Do you sell stage blood?

Yes, we do. You can buy it HERE.


Does your stage blood stain?

Usually no, but sometimes yes. It will stain porous surfaces like gypsum, wood, and wool. It will also promote staining the more the blood is thinned with water. Used right out of the bottle, our blood stains almost nothing. ALMOST. Always do a test if compatibility is a concern.


Can custom squib rigs be created for specific blood effects?

Yes, we can custom build for your project. We are only limited by your imagination. And budget. And schedule.


Can you load squib rigs with other material besides blood?

Absolutely!  Any lightweight material (such as foam, confetti, feathers, dirt, glitter, etc.), as well as any thin liquid (such as dyed water) is sure to successfully fire out of your rig. You can also use heavier particulates, just watch your eyes!


Are squib rigs safe for children to use?

Nope- while they are easy enough for a child to operate, an adult should ALWAYS supervise.


Am I able to send my squib rig back should it need repairs?

Totally. If you messed it up it’ll cost a couple bucks and if it was a defect on our end we’ll fix it for free. We’ll even cover the shipping.


What powers my squib rig?

9V batteries are used to fire the squib, and pressurized air is used to propel the stage blood.


How often do I need to change the batteries?

Very infrequently. Each rig can fire well over a hundred times without changing the batteries.

Any time that the solenoid seems noticeably quieter than when you last used the rig you should replace the batteries.


How well can I conceal a squib rig on an actor?

You can conceal your squib rig under most wardrobe, especially with a little planning. Hiding the rig can always be accounted for when choosing the costume.


Are squib rigs waterproof?

No, but they are water resistant up to a point. They are built from waterproof materials. However, the batteries and a few other parts have steel on them and are subject to rust if resting water is present.


I press the trigger and nothing happens. What the heck?

Do you hear a click in the rig when you press the trigger? If not, the batteries are likely dead.

You may have an air leak.

1) Fill the air chamber with air and spritz with soapy water to look for air bubbles to indicate a leak. You may be able to tighten or twist parts to stop leaking, but if not, please send it back and we’ll fix the leak.

2) If no external air leak is found, then you probably have a particle in the rig. Confirm this by filling the blood tube with water and look for bubbles coming up from the rig body. If so- look at “Troubleshooting” in your instructions for how to open and flush your squib rig.


Is my squib rig leaking air?

If you suspect that you have an air leak:

1) Fill the air chamber with air and spritz with soapy water to look for air bubbles to indicate a leak. You may be able to tighten or twist parts to stop leaking, but if not, please send it back and we’ll fix the leak.

2) If no external air leak is found, then you probably have a particle in the rig. Confirm this by filling the blood tube with water and look for bubbles coming up from the rig body. If so- look at “Troubleshooting” in your instructions for how to open and flush your squib rig.


There is enough air pressure in my rig, but when triggered, the release of air is weak.  What’s the deal?

The flow control is not open all the way. On top of the rig body are three cylinders. The center cylinder is the flow control. Make sure it is turned all the way counter clockwise.


Is it dangerous to fill a squib rig with too much air?

It can be. Do not fill the air tanks with more than 90psi.

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