Hello again all. It's great to have another Halloween sneaking up on us again.
I found this site last year while making my first and failed attempt at creating a foggy front yard. I got a late start, yet still tried about 5 different machines ranging from 400 to 900 watts that all fell short of my desired effect. So I am getting an earlier start this year and think I have things reasonably lined up, but wanted some final suggestions.
1. With much research and attempts last year, I have settled on getting a Chauvet Hurricane 1301 fog machine. While it seems there are those less then impressed with Chauvet and there are comparable other brands, my research seems to regularly include this model. Any last minute arguments that may sway my opinion?
2. It seems there is no comparison to using Froggy's Fog juice. My question is which one? My intention is to use a chiller for a low lying fog from the sidewalk to the front steps, about 20 feet. I made a cheap chiller last year that seemed to work OK or so-so with a cheap fogger and juice and I can certainly modify it or start over if necessary. I guess my first 2 part question is if the Freezing Fog is only for use in ground fog machines and if not, is it a necessity or more a choice for quality of effect in a normal fog machine with a chiller? Also, is there a major difference between Bog Fog and Swamp Juice with or without a chiller?
(Just before hitting submit, another question popped into my mind......is there any advantage to having the machine and chiller elevated rather then on a level plain so gravity helps the flow?)
Going on my own interpretation of the descriptions, it sounds like the Bog Fog is the choice, but the comments about "visual obscurity" and "fog-out/white-out conditions" give me pause that with the machine I am getting I may have the cops wanting me to shut it down.
Thanks for any and all advice and I am looking forward to following the board this year, even though it means more ideas and cost for next year.