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Topic: The Best Fog Chiller - A Tutorial  (Read 106215 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2007 08:15:50 AM »

Your right, Amy, styrofoam coolers are the norm.  I can just never find one.  When sealed properly, the tub stays very cold for  along time.  It's more the quantity of fog entering the tub that melts the ice rather than temperature changes caused by the construction materials. 

And you can get much larger storage tubs than you can styrofoam coolers.  The biggest added bonus is how the storage tub could still be used to store all your reusable Halloween supplies safely away until the following year.
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007 11:05:25 PM »

I wish I could help you out with that LifeInNeon, but I'm really not sure how you could get around that.  I'm sure there's some way to hack the hardware to run off of a timer, but that's well beyond my skills.

its ok, it just so happens that the day after i asked the question my friend and i wanderd into Spirit(its a halloween store) just because we were suprised it was open, and as we were about to leave i found one! a timer that plugs right in where you normally plug in the button press one! it was meant to be...

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008 01:32:47 PM »

excellent! I've tried to throw together fog chillers usually at the last moment from materials on hand. I think I need to go get these materials and do it up right
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2008 09:58:13 PM »

My boyfriend and I made one of these with even a smaller container and it worked pretty good.  They really do work.

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010 04:21:11 PM »

Have you ever thought about dumping the ice in the tub, and putting a bag of salt in it? To make it even colder than just the ice itself?  Or do you usually just put entire bags of ice (including the bag) inside the tub?  Just an idea/thought.

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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2010 10:11:19 AM »

I think the problem with the ice+salt idea, is the ice melts the salt, and you want the fog to travel through the spaces between the solid ice.  You'd have to replace the ice more often, and if too much melts, it might get too close to the hole towards the bottom when the fog machine is hooked up. 
Also, I think it would cool the fog more if the ice was not in bags, since it would have to travel more through the spaces between ice, than around the bags - more surface area would be touched on the fog's way out.  But it's probably a good idea to test it out using bags of ice in the cooler, so you can put the ice back in the freezer to reuse before the big night. 

If I'm wrong or not thinking something out completely, please someone correct me.  This is just my logic, and considering it's Sunday morning, & I've only JUST got my coffee, it may not be that reliable.  Wink

I totally intend on trying this, although probably with a styrofoam cooler, just because it'll be easier to cut through.

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2014 04:17:37 PM »

Cool!  Where the PVC touches the fogger, though, I imagine that gets pretty hot.  Have you had any problems with the PVC melting or deforming? 

I am totally doing this, this Hallowe'en.  Just wondering about the best way to attach the PVC.  I'm thinking duct tape, mostly because I want to be able to break it down for easy storage.

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