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Thinking I would like to add fog to my yard haunt this year - could use suggestions for which would create more of a rolling ground type fog - dry ice or a fog machine? Or do either really work well outdoors? I live in Oregon where it rains a lot too - anyone have any advise for using either in the rain? I've never worked with either before so I am completely at a loss :) Thanks for your help.
 

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Hi there. You really don't have to worry too much about the rain... It's the wind that will allow a fog effect to "work" or not. Dry ice would be great, but you would need so much of it that it wouldn't make fiscal sense. Especially if the night(s) happen to become windy after the dry ice is put into the water, then it would be a total waste of money. Best thing I have found is to get a commercial grade fog machine or as close to it as possible, and build yourself a fog chiller, this will cool down the fog and (barring any wind) you will have a ground hugging fog.
 

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Agreed. A fog chiller really helps with that. And, I wouldn't worry about the rain. We noticed (living in Washington) if the ground is wet, the fog "sticks" to the ground better.

From my experience, Froggy's Fog Juice is pretty darn the best thing I've come across. (We own 9 fog machines, and have used the spirit, walgreens, walmart and target fog jucies and Froggy's is much better)
 

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Or just a quick fix. Put a box before your normale fog machine. Fill it up with normale ice. And the fog is chilled and stays on the ground.
 

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Thank you all - these are all so helpful - so fog machine (with Froggy's fog juice) and build a fog chiller.... I'm so excited, this is gonna be awesome!
 

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While wind can make your fog go sideways....the real culprit is the ambient temperature. The fog has to be colder than the air it comes out too. If you have really cold Halloweens, the success of a fog chiller will rapidly decrease.

You can use both, a fog chiller with dry ice in it works great.

Agree with all who say to have a wet yard. We had a storm come through a few years ago and the wet grass and the unusually warm air had the fog sticking like glue to the ground...no chiller necessary....
 
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