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The answer to this one is quite simple. When fog fluid is pulled from the tank, it`s sprayed or dispensed onto the heating element inside the unit. This heating element vaporizes the fluid and blows the vapors out of the machine. That smell you pick up on is from the chemicals literally burning on the heating element.
Typically, fog machines take about 5 minutes to warm up, and you`ll need to use the manual button to start making fog. Most machines also come with a ready light that automatically turns off when the machine has warmed up.
When the machine has reached its normal operating temperature, a blue indicator will light. Set the fog/haze output to the highest level. If the blue indicator light flashes, the unit is falsely detecting an empty tank.
Water-based fog machine fluids are the most common type of liquid used in fog machines. They are usually made of distilled water and glycerin, which helps produce dense, long-lasting fog. This type of liquid can also be safe to use in most fog machines and is ideal for indoor venues.
Blown Fuse: As a first resort, many mechanics will inspect your fuses in the event an electrical component, like the fog lights, fails. When a fuse blows, it prevents the circuit from completing and will not allow the lights to turn on. Burned-out Bulbs: Over time, bulbs will wear out and will stop working.
One quart of fog juice will generally burn for six hours in a 400-watt compact fog machine (four hours in a low lying machine) and a 1,000-watt machine will burn for two hours. Stock up on fog machine fluid accordingly to ensure that you`ve got fog effects going for the duration of your party or entertaining.
This study found that short-term exposure to glycol fog was associated with coughing, dry throat, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, and tiredness. This study also found long-term exposure to smoke and fog was associated with both short-term and long-term respiratory problems such as chest tightness and wheezing.
The general rule is that you should clean your fog machine every 80 hours of use. A handful of hours over that won`t be a problem, but the longer you let the machine run without cleaning, the more you run the risk of actual damage being done to the nozzle from overheating.
Yes, you can use a fog machine inside the house. However, the fog will cover everything in your house and your carpet might trap some of it. So, there`s a chance the fogging machine might damage your carpet.
One common problem in using a fogger is noise. The machine`s hissing sound is particularly undesirable in an intimate space, since it distracts the audience and also reminds them that technology is being used to create an effect.
Smoke machines produce a similar effect to low fog machines, however the heated smoke produced by smoke machines rises and dissipates around the room, whereas low fog machines produce cold liquid particles and the fog remains close to the ground. Use smoke machines for: shows, concerts, parties, spooky effects.
The low-lying fog machine can cool down the fog, but even with its cold temperature, the fog can be driven up by the wind.
A – Possibly. Because many venues use smoke detectors that measure the density of particles in the air, fog effects (especially dense fog effects) can “fool” the detectors and trigger a fire alarm.
The particles produced by fog machines can indeed set off ionisation-type smoke detectors as they sense the fog particles just like smoke.
You don`t need to buy fluid for your fog machine.
Fill the tank with the solution of 50/50 water/vinegar. Power up your fogger in a well ventilated area, let it heat up, and fog as usual. The vinegar should dissolve at least some of the impurities that are in the pump and/or heater, and the water should flush them out.
Fog is made up of tiny water droplets all suspended in what is essentially a cloud on the ground which contains up to 0.5 ml of water per cubic metre.
Use your common sense, if it`s foggy but you can still see the road ahead, then there`s no need to have them on. Rear fog lights should always be switched on whenever visibility is poor, they are there to alert other road users of your presence, not just to give you a clearer view of what`s behind you.
However, your dog could become sick from the fog, which sits right at their level. It`s best to forgo one of these for a non-toxic bubble maker (think about how much fun your dog will have chasing bubbles!) or keep your dog out of the area where the fogger is being used.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology notes that extreme exposure to the “fog” created by fog machines can cause eye irritation, voice/throat symptoms and even asthma- or bronchitis-like symptoms in those without asthma. Typically, this is only seen when long-term exposure is experienced.
Fog inhalation induces cough and bronchoconstriction in patients with asthma, but only cough in normal subjects; whether it also influences the pattern of breathing is unclear.
Fog adversely impacts breathing for two reasons. Firstly, breathing in a fog means your delicate lungs are exposed to cold, watery air. This can cause chills, and irritation causing coughs and sniffles. In people with low immunity and vitality levels, it could lead to bronchitis if the coughs are ignored.
Fog fluids have two primary ingredients – an active one and deionized water. The active ingredient can be propylene glycol, triethylene glycol, glycerin or a mixture of these. The vaporization temperature varies for these ingredients, so you should use a fog machine that is compatible with the fluid you have.
Smoke effects refers to theatrical atmospheric effects produced either by pyrotechnic materials, such as Smoke Cookies, and pre-fabricated smoke cartridges; or other, flammable substances such as incense or HVAC smoke pencils or pens.