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Does a clothing steamer work well as a fog machine?

If I was to put fog juice in my clothes steamer would it work reasonably well for creating a slow stream of steady fog or just destroy my steamer?

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lemonie6 years ago

No, foggers have different jets.

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jj37 (author)  lemonie6 years ago
Thanks L, I did not account for the pressure buildup in a fog machine vs free flowing in a steamer.
frollard6 years ago
Fog machines work by vapourizing liquid (glycol etc) on a hot surface. The resulting vapour is what you see. Clothing steamers have a couple of options how they work, some just have a boiler and valve -- do not put fog juice in one of these. Some work similar to a fogger by spritzing water on a hot plate -- that might work, but as others say will gunk up.
jj37 (author)  frollard6 years ago
Mine is just a boiler and thus would get clogged quickly thanks for your input.
good point f. I should have mentioned that they work by pushing "smoke fluid" through an annular (ring shaped) space between a pipe and a rod-like "immersion" heating element, then through a simple pinhole nozzle, little different than any other nozzle except sized depending on flow.