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    Default Fog machine problems

    Hello i really need help with my fog machines. I have one that ive been using for a while a couple years and it stopped working....it starts off really strong then it starts to die off with in the first warming....So i figured maybe it was the machine being old...but i just bought a new ground fogger and on the first try it did the exact same thing on the first warm up....it started really strong shooting fog and then with in a minute it died until it stopped shooting anything....and both machines do it which is weird....could i be using the wrong fog??? I don't think its the machines because they both do it and one is brand new out of the box....
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    What juice are you using? You may have chunks of glycerine in the tank (really). I bought some cheapo fluid at the grocery store a couple of years back and found solid chunks of crystallized glycerine in the bottles. The intake lines may be blocked by this stuff. Check the little screens on the ends of the tubes.
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    im using fluid from party city and its the low flying fluid i believe...i checked and it looks clean....because what is weird to me is that it starts off strong on first warm up
    and with in 30 seconds it starts to die off and then stops after a min even though it is still hot...

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    I've used "Fog" purchased from the Spirit store which is a water based formula. It has worked year after year with no problems. But after use each year I will flush the machine with "Fog Cleaner"which is also water based. It will keep crystal build-up out of the lines. If the machine is still working right now get the cleaner and add about one half cup to the machine, turn it on and let it run until the cleaner is used up. This should work. If not then there is too much build-up in the line and you will either have to take the unit apart and clean everything or get a new machine, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadview View Post
    I've used "Fog" purchased from the Spirit store which is a water based formula. It has worked year after year with no problems. But after use each year I will flush the machine with "Fog Cleaner"which is also water based. It will keep crystal build-up out of the lines. If the machine is still working right now get the cleaner and add about one half cup to the machine, turn it on and let it run until the cleaner is used up. This should work. If not then there is too much build-up in the line and you will either have to take the unit apart and clean everything or get a new machine, sorry.
    I'm using a fog machine for the first time this year ever, but my understanding (please correct me if I'm wrong) is that some of those 'fog cleaners' can be detrimental to a unit as well, and I've read here that using distilled water and just running it through will suffice to clean the machine. Any clarification on that?

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    Yeah I use the cleaner too. I see no reason it could be detrimental to the machine so long as you use the cleaner and then run a small amount of distilled water, fog juice through it to rid it of any acidic elements. I believe the cleaning fluid is just thinned out lime scale remover but I could be wrong.

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    The fog cleaner which is 100% water based is good and distilled water is ok too. If you concerned about the product you can contact the maker of the cleaner at "partyfog@aol.com" for any questions.

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    Thanks I appreciate the help. I found out it was the fog juice. It clogged up the pumps. I took apart the pumps, cleaned them up, now up and running.

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    Does anyone know if the fog juice Halloween Express sells can be used in Walmart's The Fog Machine fogger ? I bought two of them and they worked for two weekends and then quit. We use the big white gallon jugs of juice from HE mostly. I can't find anywhere on the jug where it says what kind of fluid it is while the walmart fogger is a water-based machine...I'm thinking maybe we used the wrong juice in it ?

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    Any water-based fog should work in any water-based fogger. But there are some very low quality fog fluids that are out there that don't work very well. Last year was the first year I had any problems with my fogger. It was a 700W skull fogger bought at walmart about 10 years ago. Had a fair amount of build up in the nozzle end. I think the lower quality fluids use tap water instead of distilled when making their fluid because the buildup looked like lime scale from hardwater. I disassembled it and cleaned it up good and all was well.
    There are other holidays besides Halloween? When did they start that?

 

 
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