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  1. Electronic/Software: Now I have heart.

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    Now if anyone ever tells me I don't have my heart in it, I got a spare.
  2. Is my Antari SP-35A pump missing check valve?

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    Hello All, Not sure if this is the right place to post, but seemed to fit best. I've picked up an Antari ICE 100 low ground fog machine and the pump works, but is the devil to get primed and once it does, it doesn't look like it has the flow it should. I've completely cleaned the heater block...
  3. Fog: Fog machine wiring diagram

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    Hello, I'm trying to build a new trigger (timer and/or motion detector) for my small fog machine (110vac). It initially had a wireless trigger device which plugged into a 3-conductor connector at the rear of the machine. The device has failed. I've been looking at the schematic for a while...
  4. Fog: Fog Machines and Vinegar

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    Has anyone left vinegar in their fog machine? I left vinegar in mine last year and now its not working. The pump comes on but doesn't pump fluid. I took the pump apart and cleaned it up still nothing. The only thing I can figure is the vinegar messed the seals up. Just a last effort to see if...
  5. Other: UV water dyes

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    Has anyone tried UV dyes in water fountains to make the water glow? If so, is it worth while? If not UV dyes, what other items get the best bloody results? My asylum doctor is going to have a sink nearby that will be pumping water. (might have gone over board with the 1/2HP pump - it was...
  6. Prop Showcase: Blood Fountain

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    Cannot find where, or if, I posted pics last year, so making a new showcase for y'all. Plastic planter base, PVC pipe for structure, insulation foam, buncha clearance skulls, pond pump, nylon tubing, Great Stuff, hot glue, and watered down red paint. I'll have to remote link to the video file...
  7. Static: Governor's Punch - twist on head in a jar prop

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    I've created a tutorial on my addition to the popular head in a jar prop trick. The classic trick is probably best described by this tutorial: https://www.instructables.com/id/head-in-a-jar-prank/ Here is my spin on it: https://frugalhaunts.com/tutorial%231-gpunch Basically, I've used a...
  8. Fog: Chauvet Blinking Blue Light of Death

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    Ok someone here has to have had this problem with the POS Chauvets. I have a 1200 that puts out fog (dense fog for like 6-7 seconds) then blinks blue for 1 min then does same thing I know it is reading the tank as empty, its full Already cleaned with fluid twice Power cycled several times...
  9. Grr… Went from 3 to 1 fog machine

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    Figures, just when I thought I was going to have 3 fog machines this year… A couple of months ago, I tested our main fog machine and it was fine. The cheap 400W Chauvet and the 1000W no-name brand I got from Goodwill had seized up, so I put a 50/50 vinegar solution in and ran them, which...
  10. AliExpress 30DCB / 30DSB Fog Machine Replacement Pump

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    I am not affiliated with this seller in any way, other than the fact that I bought this pump to replace one that failed on me this year. I had a fog machine pump die on me this year, so I took apart the fogger and found that the pump was a AC120 60Hz 30DSB-ZJF. Internet search turned up...
  11. Fog: How to pump Fog into Vortex Tunnel

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    Okay, I have a hallway in my maze that I want to use as a vortex tunnel. How do I pump fog into the hallway? I am having a mental road block. I have this fear of someone burning their ankle as they walk by the output.
  12. Fog: At Wits End.

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    Grrr ... I'm about to kick my Chauvet 1050 to the curb. The dreaded clogged heater block. The original problem was it ran dry on the very first use. YEAH. Ecch, what a mess. So I replaced my pump, now retired, with an Antari SP-35a, a superior pump. At first I was worried that it was a...
  13. Fog: What I've learned over my 4 yr journey to get a working Chauvet 1300

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    I've created this thread to record my experience getting my Chauvet 1300 working. Hopefully it will help someone else. (There are some other 1300 threads here, but I had to go through 5 pages of one thread (50% of which were two members trying to prove to themselves they new more about Ohms law...
  14. Static: Baptised in blood...I simple but fun water fountain.

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    This was a very quick build (20 min's) A pump, hose, barrel, brush, skeleton and fake blood is all ya need. :) Edit Not sure why it won't let me post this image in the correct orientation, wasn't for lack of trying.
  15. Fog: Both fog machines dead...coil issues?

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    I know everyone is busy prepping for this evening but I'm hoping someone has some insight as to why my fog machines aren't working. Pulled them both out of storage and when I press the fog button, they click (relay works) and hum (not vibrate like usual) but nothing happens. I disassembled the...
  16. Fog: Fog Machine Problems

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    So I have 2 broken fog machines; a Martin Magnum 650 with a broken pump, and an Antari Z1000 Series 2 with a broken heating element... I'd like to put the pump from the Antari into the Martin, they're both 60Hz/120V pumps, although the pump in the Antari is a lot bigger. Does anyone know if this...
  17. Electronic/Software: Help Make My Werewolf Spit

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    A couple of years ago I bought Spirit Halloween's Spitting Werewolf. I have other Spirit props and I have generally been pretty happy wit them. However, this prop never really worked the best as it never spit very well. Now it has quit altogether and also the eyes quit glowing. The movement...
  18. Other: Blood Door - need some info

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    hey all - I apologize if this is a second post - but I didn't see my post after I submitted it after 30 mins.. I am making a blood door for a community event - namely - the door will be a real door with some kind of tray on the bottom. a submersible pump will be on the back of the door and I...
  19. Floating skull fountain

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    This was picked up at Spirit looooong ago. Probably about 10 years now. It was used once, note the "blood" stains in the pic, and then banished to the attic. I'll have to hook it up outside to verify the pump still works, but it should. I'd recommend using it outside, as I used it inside and boy...
  20. Mechanical: Thinking about a drinking skeleton

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    How big of pump would I need?