There were a couple comments about instructions for this thing. We saw a video and just guessed at construction. Went to Home Depot and grabbed some PVC and duct tape then stopped at a couple road side fireworks stands and picked up an assload of Roman candles (thanks Chris).
The first one we held them in place while taping and that was a lesson learned. Lay down long steps of tape face up and arrange your ordinance accordingly.(thanks Maggie) We also tried lighting them with one of those tiny candle lighter things but that was replaced in the final product by a mop (thanks Liza and sorry) soaked in gasoline.
Still plenty of unburnt mop for future poor decision making. It just needs to live outside for a month or so.
Finally some time to write as the rain is giving everyone a break including my liver.