Can I use water in a fog machine?

Asked By: Kristian Bilenshtein | Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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You don't want to use tap water or mineral water because both contain impurities that will clog up the fogging machine.

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Also question is, what liquid do you put in a fog machine?

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.

Beside above, will a fog machine trigger a smoke alarm? The particles produced by fog machines can indeed set off ionisation-type smoke detectors as they sense the fog particles just like smoke.

Likewise, how long does fog machine fluid last?

How long your fog juice will last depends on the wattage of your machine. 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.

Can you use baby oil in a fog machine?

Most non-synthetic oils are of a “petroleum” base and many can be categorized as being a “mineral oil”, but the end product can be significantly different. The OEM-Approved oils that have been approved by all automakers using smoke technology is not “baby oil”. In fact, baby oil is not intended for industrial use.

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Does Walmart sell fog machines?

Halloween Fog Machines - Walmart.com.

Can fog machines make you sick?

A: Fog machines use various components to create their effects. Even in a person without asthma, short term exposure to glycol-containing fog machines can be associated with headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, and eye irritation.

Can you add food coloring to fog juice?

Belief #2 -- Adding dye or food coloring to fog fluid will produce colored fog. Likewise, the droplets of glycol in a cloud of fog reflect back all the light striking them. The way to add color to a cloud of fog then is simply to change the color of light striking it.

Are fog machines safe to breathe?

As long as your fog machine is used properly it is perfectly safe to breathe. Most fog machine fluids are made from a water and glycol solution that is not considered to be hazardous, however it may cause respiratory or throat irritation problems in some people.

Does fog machine make floor wet?


Yes, they do. Smoke particles settle on all surfaces and may leave a residue. Whether that residue is enough to cause a problem is dependant upon the density of smoke, the duration of the effect, the type of fogger or hazer and the type of fluid used.

How much does fog juice cost?

I don't think it would even work with anything less than a 1200 watt fogger. We never use it straight out of the bottle. One of the coolest things you can do is dillute this fog with distilled water.

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Does fog juice go bad?

General note: Fog Juice has a shelf life of 12-18 months in a heat-sealed container. Once the seal is broken Fog Juice shelf life reduces to less than 12 months and can vary depending on the cap and storage environment. Fog Juice Quart is safe but not meant for human consumption.

How do you make a haze with a fog machine?

For a average "haze" mix about 15% glycol with distilled water. You can mix fog fluid with the distilled water but you will just have to experiment as the mixture of the fog fluids are different. The more water, thinner the haze. The risk with this is that you "boil" the water in your fog machine.

What is smoke fluid?

A fog machine, fog generator, or smoke machine is a device that emits a dense vapor that appears similar to fog or smoke. Typically, fog is created by vaporizing proprietary water and glycol-based or glycerin-based fluids or through the atomization of mineral oil.

Can you use low lying fog juice regular fog machine?


Regular fog juice works in most fog machines. Low-lying fog juice is intended for use in ground fog machines. You will want to use the fog juice solution that is recommended by the manufacturer of your individual fog machine.

Can you leave fog juice in a fog machine?

Fog solution is safe to keep in the machine. The cleaning solution is not.

Can you use fog machine without remote?

Plug the remote sensor into the back of the machine. Without it the fog machine will not work.

How hot do fog machines get?

The fog machine fluid:
When the heat exchanger reaches the maximum temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it reduces the liquid substance into a vapor. It is this vapor that is passed through the nozzle of the machine to be released into the air.

Can you use a fog machine inside?

Although fog machines are fine to use inside the house, they will coat everything in the room with a thin film from fluid used in the machine.

How do you use dry ice for fog?


Fill a metal or plastic container half full of hot water and add a few pieces of dry ice every 5-10 minutes. As the water cools, you will need to add more hot water to maintain the fog effect. As a rule of thumb, one pound of dry ice will create 2-3 minutes of fog effect.