Picture of the ultimate fog machine
this instructable will show you how to make a the ultimate fog machine .and also show you the fog chiller designs i tried even though they did not work for my fogger

Step 1: What you need

Picture of what you need
you don't need much to make the ultimate fogger .in fact you only need four things

-mosquito fogger
-small propane tank (type used for pipe soldering)
-mineral oil (food grade i.e. laxative)

smooney21 year ago

I"ll stick with mine. with that smoke your just shooing them off not killing them. I use BVA oil and Evelore 30/30

Vulcanator5 years ago
Why dont you try actual fog machine liquid?
somebullcrap (author)  Vulcanator5 years ago
main reason is my dad didnt find any in a dumpster   .plus im cheap
you could use 30% glycerin and 70% distilled water. better for the lungs
Where can you buy glycerin.
some drug stores have it. its also available in large home centers in the garden chemicals section
Aron313 ilpug3 years ago
Does it say glycerin on the bottle or does the product have another name?
ilpug Aron3133 years ago
I am pretty sure it just says glycerin.
Thats all it takes to make fog juice? Seriously?
Owenmon6 years ago
Um..... Your dad goes through the dumpster?
somebullcrap (author)  Owenmon6 years ago
absolutely .people throw away all kinds of stuff even brand new ,unopened stuff .the mineral oil bottles were all unopened still with the little safety foil under the cap .my dad also looks threw peoples garbage .he has found all kinds of things useful and not so useful but recently found a craftsman jigsaw .it wasn't new but not only is it in great shape it works great if you bothered reading all of that sorry .to answer your question directly .yes my father digs in dumpsters why don't you start?
Um.... That makes a little bit of sence. I guess. But just make sure he isn't mistaken for a hobo!
ilpug Owenmon4 years ago
i need to start dumpster diving more :P
i do that too, i'm 16 and me and about twenty of my friends have tree house's. i would go threw the wood thrown out by houses being built in the neighbor hood and we would build one after the other. we also got free nails thrown out probably for being a little rusted or left over at the end. so all 20 were like free!!!
thats pretty cool... i gotta admit! i'd like to do that too, but idk where to start... lol :D i remember a teacher at my school threw away a whole lawnmower in the dumpster just cuz there was some small instability and also a whole buncha good flowerpots or so my friend said :(. wish i could have dove for them but i didnt have the time.
 I too am happy to look thru garbage. I mean some guy threw out a whole box of 2 GB RAMs , I mean with some money and a whole lotta time I made windows boot in 13 seconds and Macintosh boot in 23!
pyro136 years ago
hmmmm i have never messed around with mineral oil, but if this stuff is flammable, and you are vaporizing it, this is looking to be a gnarly fireball if something were to set it off. =D
Your giving people ideas.
:D forget Nap-Bombs.. that is one helluva idea!!
Shagglepuff5 years ago
Um, is it really a good idea to breath in laxative?
BlueFusion6 years ago
Mineral oil was disused in foggers for the theatre industry (and shortly after for other uses of fog) many years ago, because it's highly toxic. Many theatre techs have died or been permanently injured because of inhaling mineral oil smoke. Don't do it. It is much, much worse than smoking cigarettes.
mikeasaurus6 years ago
an amazing idea, good job! Step 3 is priceless and should really be step 1. How long until the smoke dissipates? And is there any odour?
somebullcrap (author)  mikeasaurus6 years ago
first off thank you .second off the dissipation depends on atmospheric conditions .the cloud in the dark picture would have hung around longer if the wind hadn't picked up slightly .and third on .yes there is an odor .its hard to say exactly what it smells like as i've been told by different people it smells like different things .i'm not sure if you've ever had cooking oil get smoky on you .but its similar to that .its not awful and really only pungent when a more concentrated amount is breathed in
If using an uuber fogger why not use commercial fog juice? its glycerin based - and health safe...ish... I like the thought of using a full-blown propane fogger though :D I've never thought to use plastic hose to do the chilling - I Made the syrofoam/dryer hose version and works like a charm, the effect is killer.
somebullcrap (author)  frollard6 years ago
never had any to try .and i'm to cheap to buy some .the only potently problem i can think of is the propane fogger might get to hot for the commercial fog juice