An introduction to Got Fog? and how it can help you with
your Halloween Celebration.
HOW THEY WORK
Take a trip into the inner workings of a fog machine to see
how they work.
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TIPS & TRICKS
Basic ideas and tips for using a fog machine for Halloween.
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FOG MACHINE SAFETY
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The Nozzle - As the fog fluid is pumped through the heat exchanger, it is
super-heated and then immediately forced through the exit nozzle at the front of the fog
machine. These nozzles are usually made from solid brass and have an extremely small
nozzle hole where the vaporized fog fluid is expelled under high pressure. The nozzle and
it's protective shroud will become very hot during operation of the fog machine. Do not
touch it or place it near anything that could catch on fire.
Remote Controls - Most fog machines come with a basic on/off
switch remote control. Operation is very basic, you hold down the button for fog, you
release the button to stop the fog. The problem with this type of controller is that it
shackles you to the remote control. The best option is a Timer Remote Control designed to
give "hands free" operation of the fog machine. This
remotes allows you to control both the interval at which the fog machine comes on, and the
amount of time it stays on during the interval eliminating the need for you to spend
precious Halloween time manually operating a remote. For more information on Timer Remote
Controls see our Fog Machine Faq
Fog Machine Fluid - Water based fog fluids are typically made from glycol and water.
It is important to understand that fog machines and there fluids are designed as systems.
Specific fluid formulas require a specific temperature range for optimum aerosolization
during the "flashing" process. Fog machine manufacturers design their machines
to be compatible with their fluids. If a machine is calibrated at too low a temperature
for a given fluid, the result can be "wet" fog that can leave a residue. If the
temperature is too high, the fluid can "burn" or decompose the fluid, thus
changing its chemical composition. This "burning" can create harmful byproducts.
Well designed fog machines have removable fluid tanks for the convenience of the user.
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