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  • DougL61 commented on WickedMakers's instructable Ultimate DIY Fog Chiller11 months ago
    Ultimate DIY Fog Chiller

    Thanks, my bad (it was a long time ago). Comment corrected.

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  • DougL61 commented on WickedMakers's instructable Ultimate DIY Fog Chiller11 months ago
    Ultimate DIY Fog Chiller

    A few years ago I made a similar device based on another tutorial, using an old styrofoam cooler instead of a storage bin. Instead of the ice resting on a chicken wire shelf, I had a tube formed of chicken wire running through the cooler from one hole to the other, which simplified the construction (no screws, screw holes or silicone). The styrofoam keeps the ice colder, so a couple bags of cheap ordinary ice worked fine, and my cooler already had a drain for the melt water. My fog generator was a thrift shop electric iron mounted upside-down in a box, with a jug of fog juice above it with a drip valve, and a 5" computer fan blowing through the box. The output end of the box was positioned against the input hole of the chiller. It should be noted that weather is a big factor if you...

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    A few years ago I made a similar device based on another tutorial, using an old styrofoam cooler instead of a storage bin. Instead of the ice resting on a chicken wire shelf, I had a tube formed of chicken wire running through the cooler from one hole to the other, which simplified the construction (no screws, screw holes or silicone). The styrofoam keeps the ice colder, so a couple bags of cheap ordinary ice worked fine, and my cooler already had a drain for the melt water. My fog generator was a thrift shop electric iron mounted upside-down in a box, with a jug of fog juice above it with a drip valve, and a 5" computer fan blowing through the box. The output end of the box was positioned against the input hole of the chiller. It should be noted that weather is a big factor if you try to fog your yard (which was my purpose). The first year I used this system the air happened to be very still, with a very slight steady breeze moving south. I setup the machine to blow across the north end of the yard, creating a cloud of fog that drifted slowly through the fake graveyard, illuminated by ground lighting. It looked PERFECT. The following year it rained and the effect was much less impressive.

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