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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Swigart


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Below are some of the special "how-to" projects we've designed to get the most out of your fog machine for Halloween.

Making Fog Hug The Ground

The fog produced by these machines comes out hot, and therefore rises. One of the easiest ways to cool down the temperature of the fog so that it doesn't rise in the air is to build a Fog Chiller. These are relatively easy and inexpensive to make and make your fog machine much more versatile.

Got Fog? Vortex Effect

As your trick or treaters walk into your fog filled yard, they see ahead of them a swirling vortex glowing in the air. This is a really eerie effect that is guaranteed to impress your trick or treaters. You only need a Fog Machine and a Holiday Image Projector to create this great effect.

Fog Seeping Up From The Ground

Fog coming up from the ground produces a very eerie effect. All you need is your fog generator, flexible hose, a couple of clamps and some PVC leech line pipe (the kind with holes in it). Attach it to the fog generator with the flexible piece of pipe so it will have some flexibility. You'll also need some loose top soil, potting soil or leaves to cover the leech line. Bury the pipe just under the soil and the fog will drift up through the ground, making a nice setting for your graveyard or pumpkin patch.

Piping Fog Around To Different Locations

Yes, fog can easily go through large Shop-Vac type hose for about 6 to 8 feet, but after that you'll need a small fan to help push the fog through the hose. Smooth hose works better than corrugated. You should never attach the hose directly to the fogger, an inch or so of space

between the hose and fogger is safer and will give you better fog distribution. This works great when attached to a Fog Chiller as show to the right.

Strobing Fog Effect

A strobe light(s) can be aimed into the fog generated from a fog machine to make a creepy and disorientating effect. For best effect you should aim the light from an angle, not directly in the direction your visitors will be coming from. From above, below and/or the sides through

the fog makes for a great effect. Make sure the power cords are secure and not a hazard.

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