Fog Chiller Construction
Ever notice how fog is so........foggy?
About 5 years ago I bought a "Skull Fogger" smoke machine from Wal-Mart. It cost me $69.97, while the exact same Fog Machine, sans Skull attachment, was on sale at Party City for $250.00. Ouch. No wonder Party City went bye bye.
My Skull Fogger has served me well. It creates a thick fog which instantly adds eerieness to any setting. Blasting the fog for too long, however, creates a hazzard. Especially to those wearing Halloween costumes which include masks and long robes which can entangle even the most agile feet.
I finally decided to build a "Fog-chiller". It basically cools the hot, atomized fog particles so that they become cold & heavy, and sink to the ground. This has an entirely different, but equally creepy effect. The fog is so dense, and so close to the ground, that you cannot see your feet, or anything else that might be lurking down there.
Here is how I created my Fog-Chiller.
I purchased two different sizes of ABS plumbing, and two ABS adapters from Home Depot. Each pipe is 3 feet long, so the total Chiller length is just over 6 feet. (That's the tip of my shoe on the right.) I used a standard saw to cut the small (approximately 2-1/4" diameter) pipe in half. I used standard ABS cement to join the small pipes to the adapter, and then to the larger (approximately 5" diameter) pipe. Total time of construction: about 7 minutes. Total cost: About $22. Having Fog stay on the ground: Priceless.
How it works:
The smaller pipe leads from the fog machine to the large pipe, which is the chamber that holds all the ice. Then it leads back into the small pipe. This way, when the ice melts, it doesn't spill out onto the floor. The fog passes through the cold, ice-filled chamber, cools down, and comes out the other end heavy and thick.
First I will freeze a few dozen ice cubes, and give it a try. I don't know how many ice cubes it will hold, but I'm going to cram in as many as possible, for the coldest, heaviest fog possible! Muhuhahaha!
Idea #1: Fog rolling downstairs from the 2nd floor.
Idea #2: Six inches of fog covering the basement floor.
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