PDA

View Full Version : Fog Chiller Question



Adam
06-07-2006, 08:43 PM
http://www.vortexchillers.com/

Anyone ever heard of these foggers? I was thinking about getting one the $99 dollar one because I do the yard scene thing and it wouldnt need to cover a whole lot of space. But anyway, because I created a home fog chiller cooler (the one from gotfog.com) and a mix of ice and dry ice works pretty well but I wasn't sure if anyone has heard of this product before or if it would work better than a home fog chiller. My fog machine is also a 700watt and it puts out a decent amount. It's the fog fx fogger.

The fright catalog is also putting out a new ground fogger and last years is discontinued I don't know if last years was faulty or limited quantity, if this will do the same thing or not or output the same as a home built. It's only a 400watt and has an ice compartment, im guessing a home built with two bags of ice is going to be much better than this one! Not sure about the vortex one though. Heres the link http://www.frightcatalog.com/Halloween-Special+Effects/Fog+Machines+and+Juice/Ground+Fogger-1405018/

drfrightner
06-08-2006, 02:58 AM
Nope...

But keep in mind low level fog doest last long no matter what. One the cheapest ways to get low level for is with ionizers. Some new company called Pale Productions sells big ones.

Larry

Nightmaretony
06-08-2006, 08:24 AM
My fave cheap way to build a fog chiller is a styrofoam beer chest, cut 2 holes at the bottom bout 4 inches in diameter. Attach a 12 volt fan blowing out on one side. Fog machine pours into other side. Fill halfway with dry ice. Cover dry ice with piece of cardboard cut to fit. Works like a champ.

AcoreMANNER
07-07-2006, 08:57 AM
i bought that $99.00 vortex fog chiller last season. Ya it worked like it was supposed to and all. I tried making my own a few years ago, but it was kinda crapy, took a lot of checking up on, repositioning, etc. I give the vortex I bought a B+.

ScarlettP
07-09-2006, 06:43 AM
Why spend $100 on something you can build yourself? That Vortex Fogger just needs "Rubbermaid" stamped on the side! Yeesh! :roll:

Take one big 'tuff' plastic trash can of your choice.
Set a fogger on a folding table near the top of the can.
Cut one hole in the can at the proper height to attach the hose from your fogger.
Cut one hole near the bottom of the can for the 'exit' pipe.
Coil flexible plastic hose from the hardware store around the inside of the can from bottom hole to the upper one.
Cut a 'drain' hole in the very bottom below the 'exit' pipe hole.
Wrap the whole thing in insolation (Pink Corning or water heater wrapper).
Fill the inside with bags of ice.

Bingo! Cold fogger for less than half the price if you get a Walmart Fog machine.

Of course, some people have more money than time. I don't happen to be one of those people.

SomeThingInTheIce
07-09-2006, 09:43 AM
So thats whats inside those things, thanks ScarlettP. I have fog chiller that I made from a cooler but, I think I will try this out. Thanks again.

Frighteners Entertainment
07-10-2006, 09:05 AM
http://www.vortexchillers.com/

Anyone ever heard of these foggers? I was thinking about getting one the $99 dollar one because I do the yard scene thing and it wouldnt need to cover a whole lot of space. But anyway, because I created a home fog chiller cooler (the one from gotfog.com) and a mix of ice and dry ice works pretty well but I wasn't sure if anyone has heard of this product before or if it would work better than a home fog chiller. My fog machine is also a 700watt and it puts out a decent amount. It's the fog fx fogger.

The fright catalog is also putting out a new ground fogger and last years is discontinued I don't know if last years was faulty or limited quantity, if this will do the same thing or not or output the same as a home built. It's only a 400watt and has an ice compartment, im guessing a home built with two bags of ice is going to be much better than this one! Not sure about the vortex one though. Heres the link http://www.frightcatalog.com/Halloween-Special+Effects/Fog+Machines+and+Juice/Ground+Fogger-1405018/

I was going to carry this very same one.
While at the show they could never get it to work, it kept breaking...
That was disappointing.

spong8
07-11-2006, 10:42 AM
You know there ar tons of fog chillers that you can build and they are very cheap. the way I am going to build mine is by takeing a cooler drill two holes in it and attach plumbing attachments to them. one of the holes will be attached to some pvcpipe and the fogger will sit on top of the cooler aimed at the hole in the cooler I place 4 milk jugs full of water that has been frozen that is to act as my ice. Check the web for different ideas such as a cheap heat exchanger.

Adam
07-12-2006, 11:35 AM
I use the gotfog.com fox chiller, a cooler with two holes drilled in the side, chicken wire in the middle, used black piping, caulking, clamps for the inside. Than after it dried for a few days I spray painted it black. My fog machine sits perfectly on top of it as well. I even added a little bit of a hose type thing to the end as they suggested. It works pretty well, last year I did my first regular ice mixed with dry ice experiment. The dry ice def added a little extra. Safeway has dry ice cheap....I was in shock.

gadget-evilusions
07-12-2006, 02:02 PM
thanks for the link, i like the desing of the gotfog.com chiller, it's the first one i have seen with direct ice on fog contact.

Lostsheep
08-21-2006, 06:49 AM
Oddly enough, the cheaper I made one the better it seemed to work.

1) Had a box made out of duct board, coiled copper tubing, and dry ice. Worked too good, my haunt had no upper fog. :lol:

2) Built the plastic cooler w/all PVC plumbing running through the middle and bagged ice. It works pretty good.

3) A 4"x 2' piece of PVC w/taped up ends and ice out of the freezer. Worked awesome if it weren't for the wind.

sixfootgeek
09-13-2006, 07:20 AM
Is it going to be cold weather wise? I say this because a few years ago we did a yard display and we had some old black pvc tubing with connectors/splitters that I used to spread out the fog over the overgrown graveyard. A cool side effect was the fog stayed low, because it was naturally cooled while running through the pvc.

sixfootgeek
09-13-2006, 07:21 AM
Is it going to be cold weather wise? I say this because a few years ago we did a yard display and we had some old black pvc tubing with connectors/splitters that I used to spread out the fog over the overgrown graveyard. A cool side effect was the fog stayed low, because it was naturally cooled while running through the pvc.

slash
02-26-2007, 08:05 AM
Just make your own chiller and get a cheap $20 fogger from walmart

deathtrail91
03-01-2007, 07:33 AM
My fave cheap way to build a fog chiller is a styrofoam beer chest, cut 2 holes at the bottom bout 4 inches in diameter. Attach a 12 volt fan blowing out on one side. Fog machine pours into other side. Fill halfway with dry ice. Cover dry ice with piece of cardboard cut to fit. Works like a champ.

That seems like a good way. I will definently use that this year.


I would try to do a homemade one instead. It might take a little more work in the long run, but you will be able to set aside a good extra $80 for other props and effects.