The above Ad will no longer appear after you Sign Up for Free!

Hanging fog machines

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by parrism, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. parrism

    parrism Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can regular foggers be hung vertically so the fog falls downward from above?

    Michael
     
  2. cdub260

    cdub260 CBMod CB Mods

    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Southern California
    Parrism, unfortunately this is an area where we can't give you much beyond a yes or no answer as we cannot give advice on how to rig your fog machine.

    With that said, my initial thought on this is that no, you can't mount your fog machine so that it points down. You can, however, attach a dryer hose or similar ducting means to the front of your fog machine and get the fog to shoot down by controlling the direction that it flows when it leaves the machine.
     
  3. parrism

    parrism Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for you quick response. Myproblem is that I found a really cool fog machine with a build in light that creates color stripes in the fog and Have to point it down if I want to use it. I already have two machines feeding fog UP through the set exactly as you suggested using hose ad that is working. Again, thanks :)
     
  4. cdub260

    cdub260 CBMod CB Mods

    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Southern California
    Well, if you can post details on your fog machine, such as manufacturer and model number, other CB members who deal with fog machines more often than I do might be able to give you a more informed answer to your question.;)
     
  5. parrism

    parrism Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. Les

    Les Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,988
    Likes Received:
    737
    Location:
    DFW, Tx.
    I didn't look at the link, but I imagine it has a yoke. If so, you can hang it, but the angle might be limited. Main reason for this is most fog machines have a vent hole (or tube) in the fluid cap. If tilted too severely, you will have a fluid leak.
     
    parrism and (deleted member) like this.
  7. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

    Messages:
    5,948
    Likes Received:
    225
    Occupation:
    Stagehand/ Production Company Owner
    Location:
    Howell, NJ
    Why not ask the manufacturer?

     
  8. icewolf08

    icewolf08 CBMod CB Mods

    Messages:
    4,067
    Likes Received:
    669
    Occupation:
    Controls Technician - TAIT Towers
    Location:
    Lititz, PA
    REPOSTED FROM NEW MEMBER BOARD:
    I don't think that this question is against our TOS. The question is can you operate a fogger in a vertical orientation. It has nothing to do with rigging. I am not sure of the answer to this question, but I think that it should operate just fine. You would need to make sure that the fluid bottle sits upright, but that shouldn't be too hard. Since fluid is drawn by a pump it should be ok, however you might get some fluid leak out the nozzle of the hazer. If you have the machine, chances are you won't hurt the machine to try it.
     
  9. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

    Messages:
    5,948
    Likes Received:
    225
    Occupation:
    Stagehand/ Production Company Owner
    Location:
    Howell, NJ
    The unit appears to have an internal reservoir instead of an external bottle.

    [​IMG]

    It might not feed if inverted.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  10. porkchop

    porkchop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    436
    Location:
    Vegas
    On one of our shows we extend the feed tube on some snow F/X machines into a very large reservoir. We do it to prevent mid week refills, but if you apply the same theory to a fog machine I don't see why it wouldn't work if the machine was inverted and the fluid reservoir was upright. My only question would relate to what icewolf said. My fog machines throw a bit of liquid fluid out of the nozzle. They aren't poor quality or cheap machines so I have to assume that at some point this just becomes an accepted evil so I might try it a few times to make sure the amount of fluid is acceptable and not too slippery for the performers that might have to walk through it.
     
  11. len

    len Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,709
    Likes Received:
    204
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    I doubt that most atmospherics could be oriented that way. Likely you'd get some leaking if they were hung vertically. I would go with low smoke hung horizontally and pipe it to where you need it. It should creep down the cyc or whatever to give you more the effect you're looking for. I'd contact Rosco, since they make a lot of special designs for the movie industry.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice