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I finally was able to use my 1000 watt low-lying fog machine that I purchased at

If your're looking for a low-lying fogger that puts out some very serious fog, than you need to look at this model.

It runs on ice cubes, making it safe to use.

I started by putting in 10 pounds of ice. Next I filled the plastic container with thick low-lying fog juice.

I turned all controls to high and waited.

It took about 5 minutes for the machine to warm up and then came the dense low-lying fog. I was very impressed with the thickness of the fog and the volume of fog produced.

If you're looking for a GREAT high output low-lying fog machine, I highly recommend getting one from
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I had looked at the link you provided, fog machine aside, what an awesome Site. Great fun to be had shopping here.
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I'm glad you like the site. I've purchased several items from them. Great service.

Next year, I'm looking forward to adding another piece to the "spook" puzzle I'm working on.
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Thanks for the tip. I need a fog machine anyway, for Halloween displays as well as for performances. I will check it out; it would be nice to use one that runs on ice instead of "fog juice".
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If you don't want to run fog juice, the alternative is to buy or make a dry ice fog machine. Dry ice is pretty costly and doesn't keep well. So you can't store it like you can a bottle of fog juice.
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It appears that the machines listed on that site are all regular fog juice foggers that then pass the fog through an ice chiller to get it lie low.

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The machine I have runs on fog juice and ice cubes.
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Here is our home made fog machine in action, and the Halloween setup at our friend's house.


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The low lying fogger is a take from something home haunters have been doing for many many years. The defacto standard is to modify a coleman type cooler, with an input port and output port, and fill it full of regular ice, which serves to chill the fog from a standard fog machine. The output of the fog machine is routed though a pipe into the cooler through the input port, and chilled fog exits the other end, at the output port.
The good thing about the cooler method is the amount of ice it can hold, so it does a somewhat better job of cooling; the downside is of course the extra work to make it, and set it up every year. There are other variations as well, one I know of that uses a copper coil in a large tube (no cooler) in which ice water is circulated.

Google on "fog chiller".
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I use a trash can chiller, 'Cold Ethyl' !
You use dryer tubing in the trash can. You have a intake,for any fogger,the dryer tubing is ran through and up coiled, then down to a out take! You add plenty of ice in the trash can,and the fog stays in longer to cool! You then add a Trash bag to the out take. Cut a hole,in bottom of bag,and place around the out take hose! The fog is cool,by the time it reaches the bag. This spreads the fog out even more,and creates more surface,low lying fog!
As said above,google..."Trash Can Chiller".
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Here's another chiller variation that flows the fog directly through the ice instead of a tube. The direct contact with the ice is suppose to be more effective at cooling the fog down.

The same concept I'm sure can be applied to a trash can. Something that is on my to do list for this year. I've been eyeing the Chauvet h1300, and have been reading up on chillers lately. I've read mixed reviews on whether the addition of dry ice makes any difference. The trash bag at the end that Gary mensioned is also suppose to help in the cooling procees by keeping the fog from spilling out too fast.
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