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  1. Is my Antari SP-35A pump missing check valve?

    Halloween Props
    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...
  2. Pneumatic: Questions about running penumatic hose & tubing

    Halloween Props
    So I'm doing a zombie fence shaker this year and it's my first-ever pneumatic prop. I got an 18gal compressor off Craigslist and will have that 50ft away so hopefully the noise doesn't ruin the rest of my scene. Connecting with a 3/8 inch hose to this flow control connector. Controlled by a...
  3. Prop Showcase: Blood Fountain

    Halloween Props
    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...
  4. Need a Big Padlock?

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Last year I found that I needed a large padlock for the gates to our haunted forest. After searching the internet for a suitable lock I found that large prop locks are pretty expensive so I decided I would just make one myself. I will be the first to admit that this is not one of the great...
  5. Static: Bat tips

    Halloween Props
    I am in the process of building a fairly large scale bat and I was wondering if anybody had suggestions as to what I should use for the wings? I want something that is going to be weather resistant and able to stand up to the wind. The structure of the bat will be pvc pipe, along with clear...
  6. Pumpkin man

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    First I want to thank all of you who gave me suggestions. The pumpkin man is about nine feet tall and made of PVC ,3 inch pipe. The arms and legs are detachable from the torso, for storage. They are held in place with two sheet metal screws. The pipe is spray painted with several colors to break...
  7. Dollar Tree Halloween 2016

    General Halloween
    Searched and didn't see a thread yet :eek: They've officially started uploading Halloween items to their site though! https://www.dollartree.com/search/go#?p=Q&srid=S1-6IADP&lbc=dollartree&ts=ajax&w=halloween&uid=128747937&method=and&isort=score&view=grid&srt=18 Ceramic paintables Glitter...
  8. Mechanical: Spitter question

    Halloween Props
    Where is everyone sourcing their smaller tubing that goes inside the 1/4" air line tubing? The one that siphons the water. I haven't been able to find any that small. Thanks.
  9. Fog: Fog Chiller Advise

    Halloween Props
    I am planning on building a couple of fog chillers this year and would like some advice. I am using standard 4" flexible dryer tubing and a Rubbermaid container. Is it advisable to start the tubing up high and loop it around so it comes out on the bottom or does it make a difference. Thanks for...
  10. Static: Wire core foam tubes as armature, where to get?

    Halloween Props
    Hello All, I am looking to make a fast prop for my Halloween display. I have seen some of my other props from Party City and Spirit have this wire core foam tubing that could be bent into any position. This tubing is used as the armature for most props. I would like to know if this foam...
  11. Static: Ships Mast Question

    Halloween Props
    Anyone have any suggestions on securing a Ship's mast to the ground? I intend on having a "sail" on it and expect it to be a smidge over 10 feet tall using 3" PVC tubing . Just need some help brainstorming a cheap and safe way to keep it from falling over in my yard :rolleyes: . Thanks in advance.
  12. Prop Showcase: Frankenstein Lab need clear tubing for Jacob's Ladder

    Halloween Props
    I am building a jacob's ladder and several other props for my Frankenstein lab in my haunt. I am trying to locate some clear plastic tubing that is around 6" OD in lengths up to 4 ft. It doesn't have to be real thick. The stuff they ship tennis balls in would work great if it were larger. Any...