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Terror_Field
03-13-2013, 07:33 AM
I was wondering if any of you who use a c02 blaster know how much c02 you go through, how big of a tank do you use? and how much are you paying for refills?

Thanks.

Tater
03-13-2013, 03:46 PM
We (Froggys Fog) had one at the show. The 25 pound tank that they strapped to my back lasts about 3 minutes or so. Thats why you do quick short bursts of it. Depending on your actor depends on how much you will go through. Also depends on your account with AirGas but its on average 20-25 dollars to refill the tank. I wanna make sure you also know that you have to train your actor on how to use the gun....make sure they know not to shoot it at peoples faces as shards of ice sometimes come out of the gun.

austind
03-13-2013, 04:07 PM
Tater how much was it with the back pack and everything you need minus the tank. I have a bunch of tanks already. If its a good price I will buy one at HauntCon or MHC

Phatman

Tater
03-13-2013, 07:23 PM
Austin

Pricing is as follows

Single Barreled Gun 430.00
Double Barreled gun with Dual Laser Sites 600.00
Back Pack 200.00

austind
03-13-2013, 07:28 PM
Are going down to HauntCon? If so will order it then. If not will wait till MHC.


Phatman

Tater
03-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Yes sir I will be there

Terror_Field
03-14-2013, 02:14 PM
thanks Tater I wasn't thinking the gun though, more like cannon type use for a blast of steam from bursting pipe. I know haunted supply sells them.
Penhurst asylum had one that as you walked under this one spot it shot down above ur head. Not sure if they used anything to block these ice particles.

figured a mat switch for a quick 1-2 sec burst

BigT
03-14-2013, 02:38 PM
I would be interested as well. I know my wife has to buy the tanks for shows they do at the club she runs, and for one show the will use one to two big tanks. And they are expensive.

Tater
03-14-2013, 09:50 PM
Hey Guys

Let me check on the pricing on those for you guys. Will have an answer by noon tomorrow

Tater
03-14-2013, 11:00 PM
Hey Guys

Didnt have to wait till tomorrow I found some info now for you guys

Single Barrel with 20ft of Hose $940.00
Double Barrel with 20ft of Hose 1440.00

All plus shipping

Hope this helps for you guys

Terror_Field
03-15-2013, 03:15 PM
again wasn't asking a selling price.

asking how much gas this type of unit would use, if done in 2-3 second burst.
15835

BigT
03-17-2013, 02:00 PM
I did some digging with some of the production houses. Attached is a paper that tells you how long a tank will last. According to Atlanta Special FX:

You need one of two tanks.
1) A 50 pound high pressure siphon tube tank. Make sure the tank has a liquid siphon tube with
the pipe that drops to the bottom of the tank to get the liquid C02.
2) A Dewar tank which is a low pressure refrigerated tank.

High pressure has 1.5 min of effect. Dewar tank has 10 minutes of effect. The average blast is 2 seconds.
They rent Cryo effects and sell them as well. If you are on the East Coast these would be a good source, although there are many others.

Terror_Field
03-17-2013, 04:01 PM
Thanks so much for the valuable information

drfrightner
03-21-2013, 10:38 PM
We sell them they are about $650 bucks with a 10 foot hose including a backpack and gun.

Larry