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  1. Default Attn haunters! 
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    So this past October, Chauvet released a great new effect!

    Before you get any further, I do not work for them, I'm just a DJ and haunter haha, I think MANY of you could benefit from this!

    The Chauvet Geyser is a VERTICAL fog machine, very comparable to the Omnisistem Pyrofog machine, HOWEVER, it also has LED's at the base of the station, and on red, it produces some INCREDIBLE looking flames! I plan on getting one or two for next season, oh, and it's entirely DMX controllable.

     

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    P.S- it doesn't officially go on sale until November 16, and if you pre-order, it will ship on that day. I was lucky enough to see one in action from a friend, and it's REALLY impressive. I can't wait to get mine in



    P.P.S- I apologize for looking like the jerk on facebook who's profile has been hacked and it keeps tagging you in pictures of sneakers, but I can assure you i will not be tagging any of you in pictures of shoes anytime soon lol.
     

  3. Default That thing is sweet 
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    We have wanted to do a arsonist room but couldnt figure out an affordable way. This may be it.

    Thanks

    Buck
    Capt.Chaos
    Fear Asylum Haunted House
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    I couldnt find a price...you know how much?
    Like a midget at a urinal, you gotta be on your toes

    http://www.wellstownshiphauntedhouse.com
     

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    Looks very cool..didn't see a price on it either though.
     

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    Nice! Contingent on the price, I did the same effect using the panel mount Air Amplifier from Fright Props this past season. I mounted it in a 5 gallon bucket lid, piped fog into the bucket and had guests walk over a bridge. When a motion sensor was tripped a strobe came on and guests got blasted with a wall of fog and air. Set to 100 psi, the effect was one of my favorites! Since it was indoors the fast dissipating fog was used up front but later I switched to Code 6 long lasting fog and the effect was even cooler!!

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    Does look about the same. Do you happen to have a video of your use frank'n'stein ?

    I've always wanted to set a part of my Midway on fire..this could really help do it.
     

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    Chauvet fog machines are a joke. Wait until the haunt owners who have lost hundreds if not thousands on these fog machines that last less than a year speak up. I've had their small ones up through the F-1700, and my 12 year old radio shack fogger outlasted them. The 1700 crapped out in under 8 months, and others here (including Sue from Graystone in Texas) have these laying around because the compressors just stopped working. Sorry to be the negative nancy, but spend your money on a Martin, and grin ear to ear knowing they'll outlast most cars.
    Last edited by NightmareAftershockLLC; 11-14-2012 at 06:07 PM.
     

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    As much as I respect your opinion, I've carried DOZENS of different foggers over the years between haunting and DJ-ing, and have ALWAYS kept an open mind and have been willing to try new and different machines.

    That being said, I feel that the Chauvet machines are highly comparable to American DJ, and some of the Martin machines IF they're taken care of.

    Overall, most foggers are VERY similar in construction, it's the companies customer service, availability, and willingness to sell/provide replacement parts that makes all the difference in the world.

    I've had an off brand fogger for a few years now, it came with a wireless remote and a wired timer (can be used interchangeably), and it's a VERY high output (can't remember off the top of my head but it's over 2000watts) but I've babied it, and taken care of it and it's been making me money and costumers happy for quiet a while!

    Fog machines typically fail due to poor upkeep or use on behalf of the person operating them. That isn't to say that some machines are just junk and every now and then you get a bad egg, it happens with everything, and is something you can't use to discredit a whole group.

    Usually people complain about cheaper foggers (like the chauvet ones you've described) because they buy them first, and beat them up (kinda like your first car), and then you get the mindset that the foggers suck, and go out and buy a more expensive one from another company, but this time you learned from the fogger you killed and take better care of this more expensive one (even if you don't realize you're doing it...it could be entirely subconscious), and it just so happens to last longer. Buy a $500 machine, take great care of it, and then buy a $60 machine and take all the same care of it, and chances are they'll have the same sort of lifespan.
     

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    I just don't have the time or energy to get into a debate. I've dj'd for many years with a fully digital laptop setup, Dmx foggers and the like. And I can tell you, confidently, that chauvet is cheap garbage, their customer service sucks, and they (as well as their off-brand Antari) make some of the junkiest foggers in the land. I visited Sue. She had 2 Chauvets laying around because they stopped a MONTH after using them. The Martins? Same use, same everything, still running strong. An Martin has a warranty too. Know what chauvet told me after 8 months of my 1700? I had to pay for repairs, and shipping both ways to their Florida HQ. No thanks. Chauvet makes great LED lights (provided you aren't using them for 23.97 HD video) and wonderful laser modules, but the fog industry has been dominated by Martin and higher end companies that stand behind their product.

    You will also notice that chauvet foggers tend to have a "burning" smell to them. There was a huge debacle 3-4 years ago where they even admitted to having controller issues where they wouldn't modulate the temperature of their element, so unless you were using a constant flow, the element was essentially cooking the fog's glycerin.

    Ask Froggys fog what company they recommend the most. Ask major haunted houses what fog machine they get the most use out of. 9 out of 10 people will say any company but chauvet. I've been dealing with them for 10 years, and short of par cans, lasers, and yoke fixtures, I'd steer clear of their foggers.

    Again, I realize you aren't profiting from this post, which is what baffles me even more. Why support a product that you haven't used long term, and can't personally vouch for it?

    Give them another 10 years and they might be where the other key players are. Otherwise, I'd go with more reputable companies.

    Please don't take this as hostile, I just don't want people to make a mistake, and then THEY are the ones suffering financially, not you. Seems sort of unfair. Post a review after a full haunt season of use, and then we'll see how it fairs against others.

    Take care.
     

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