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#57771
LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
I'm looking to buy a very tiny and remote controlled fog machine that will make low hanging fog for my DF dungeon set ups. Who can recommend one that works great, isn't noisy, and is very small.

This machine will have to sit inside the drop down portion of my gaming table so it needs to be small and spill proof.
My gaming table is a 6' deep inset that is 3'X8', so this is where I set up my dungeons and where the fog machine would be sitting. It needs to be small due to this limited gaming area.
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#57809
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
To help you out, many places are gearing up for x-mas already and are stocking affordable remote controlled outlet sets. You can plug anything in pretty much that can go in a regular outlet and turn it on and off remotely. You can use this to control two to four devices with a pretty cheap unit.

That way your feature list becomes shorter and it will be easier to look for what you need. Also, you might consider a cold mist nebulizer. They tend to be smaller and designed for making a light fog over a fountain basin or small pond waterfall. I have both a fog machine and a nebulizer right now.

The fog machine is a big beasty and a pinch noisy, most of them are in my experience though. If I were to tinker with the nozzle I think I could make it quieter, but I have never has the urge. The nebulizer fits in a box about 3x4x2. I just have to put it into a bowl of water, so it doesn't take a lot of room. The main thing is that the fog machine uses a glycerin water mix that makes the fog linger a bit more. The nebulizer fog fades faster since it is pure water vapor. I may have to look into whether or not it would be possible to run it in water with a bit of glycerin in it to get longer lasting fog.
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#57824
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
I remember a post on this forum (this time, I can't find the link... ;-) ) where there was a guy that built a box filled with ice packs or something else very cold so that the fog passing through it would become cooler, hence denser, and would therefore hang lower on the gaming table for a more creepy mist.
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#57839
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Thanks for passing along that idea bio, it has potential I think. I also forgot to mention that you can create little foil cups or use other small containers hidden under dressing in your setup and drop in a bit of water and some dry ice chips to make a very localized and atmospheric fog or "smoke" effect. I have also considered using incense, but haven't experimented with that yet.
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#57910
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
i Think this is what you are looking for Biowizard...

www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=2&id=11894


coincidently enough im also looking at upgrading my fog machine using this method - my fog machine is one that is generally used in club, (www.chauvetlighting.com/hurricane-901.html) hence alot of smoke - so have no idea of the outcome. I would assume a bigger cooler box to accommodate more smoke and ice packs to cool it down on time so that it becomes denser/heavier before going out the exhaust pipe? I would also assume that adding a silicone pipe with a larger diameter maybe an inch or so, would be best so that the smoke doesnt "shoot" out of the nozzle

Anyone tried this before i start making holes in my Styrofoam coolers?


Another very cool idea is with the dry ice as in this video!! awesome as its continuous fog


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#57917
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
In fact, this is the link I had in mind.
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#58079
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Thanks Biowzard!

well i finished my alterations with the fog machine. Drilled 2 holes on the lower part of the 25 L box, added a divider in the middle (so smoke can travel the whole area of the coolerbox for maximum cooling) and out the other lower end of the coolerbox. Other coolerbox sizes were not available - could have probably gone a bit smaller?. Finally filled it with ice packs and used a 2cm diameter exhaust nozzle! relieved, the smoke cam out AT JUST the right speed!

I also suggest using radiator pipe or something similar on the intake pipe section that goes from the fogger to the coolerbox, as the fogger does spew out hot water.
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#58150
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Moonkiller,

ahhh, VIDEO man...VIDEO! I'm dying to see it in action!
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#58187
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
I've used a fog machine during a game before, and it can look pretty cool:




My machine is big and bulky, though, and a bit too high maintenance to fiddle with while I'm playing, really.

I'm tempted to pick this up, however, given how cheap it is: www.amazon.com/Etree-Ultrasonic-Maker-Fogger-Fountain/dp/B0067XS2IG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_46
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#58193
Re:LOW HANGING FOG MACHINE 10 Months, 1 Week ago  
Haha Monkplayer, im not the one to post videos on the net... havnt done it before :O

but ill get some shots of my "fogger forge" and ill post them! im just waiting for that modified pipe for the intake and then ill give it a full test run :)
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