Recent content by m16ty

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    building a dry ice fog machine

    We ran the exact same procedure for several practices and 4 shows. Sometimes the moisture on the stage would be noticeable, and other times it would be zero moisture. Only variable I can think of is different atmospheric conditions. We just told the actors to be aware that it might be a little...
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    building a dry ice fog machine

    The rest of our shows got canceled, due to the corona scare. So I guess I’ll just go by the theater and dump the barrels, and wait until next time.
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    building a dry ice fog machine

    I really don’t know how much dry ice we are using to cover the stage. There is about 12lbs each in each barrel fogger, and at the end of the 3 minute song, there is roughly 1/3 left when we pull it. I do agree that it seems like the hotter the water, the more fog, but I have also noticed that...
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    building a dry ice fog machine

    Publix is a grocery store chain here in the South. I hope we don't have to get anymore from them though, because all they have is block. I'd pay twice as much for pellets, because it last almost twice as long, and produces much better fog. We've already had 3 shows and it went great. I wish I...
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    building a dry ice fog machine

    Yes, dry ice fog can be fairly expensive. Luckily, we found a local industry to donate it, and they are open on weekends. It gets really expensive if you have to try to keep enough to last all weekend. I think most Publix stores carry dry ice, and are open weekends. Publix is where we were...
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    building a dry ice fog machine

    Yes, we can cover the stage, with it rolling off the edge, for a 3 minute song with 25 lbs. We have now been through tech week and one performance. Since my first post, we found a local industry that uses dry ice in their manufacturing process, and they have agreed to donate dry ice, which...
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    building a dry ice fog machine

    I know this is an old thread, but I thought I’d share my experience with a DYI dry ice fog machine. We are in the middle of a production of Frozen Jr., and was asked to produce fog. We built 2-55 gallon barrel machines, from info we gathered here and elsewhere on the web. Our first barrel was a...