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    I am in the planning stages for this season. Can any of you help? I love fog in haunts. However, whenever I use it, it seems to set off the smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are required in haunts so how do you all manage to not have the detectors go off?
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    Most fire inspectors will allow you to use heat detectors instead of smoke. Ask them if this is possible. They hook into your fire system the same way that the smoke detectors do. They will not trigger due to the use of fog machines, they go off when a certain temperature is reached.

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    My fog is particulair to certain small display areas so I have a small, quiet fan and a hole in the wall right above the fogger, the effect has to only be a temporary thing, unlike most applications probably, but this works in such a situation.
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    I was wondering if anyone has had any luck using hazors in a tent or a temporary structor than a building. And wondering if they worked as well as in a building. I found a place on the net with a very affordable hazor that uses regular fog fluid. Any input is appreciated.
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    Age old topic...

    To my knowledge there is NO fog machine or fog fluid that doesn't set off a smoke detector. Additionally to my knowledge there is no smoke detector that can tell the difference between fog and real smoke.

    The best solution is fast dissipation fog so it will be gone before it reaches the ceiling or don't use smokes and get rate of rise heats. In our haunted houses we only use rate of rise heats.

    Larry
     

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    My fire Alarm people told me they make a detector that measures carbon monoxide put off by smoke. but that they are expensive. they are used by skating rinks.
     

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    Do skating rinks use fog effects? Or is it the cold the detectors don't handle?
     

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    As for the smoke detectors, most of them are built with a lazar that bounces off of a mirror. If this beam is blocked for what ever reason, the detector will sound.

    This is how basic detectors work. Anything can set them off, bugs, dust, fog, and yes SMOKE. This is why it is important to keep your smoke detectors clean and free of anything that can break the beam from the lazar.

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    OMG, I'm being haunted by Captain Kelly smoke detector commercials.


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    Mr. haunt is right about the Smoke detectors. I work for a fire alarm company that does inspections and installations. Fog machines or anything that gets inside the detectors will trigger an alarm. I use "smoke in a can" at work to set off the alarm to see if it works and how sensitive it is. I would recommend heat detectors. We did an installations job at a haunted house here in Michigan 2 years ago. We installed heats instead of smokes and he is really happy.
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