Sunday, October 10, 2010

DIY Fog Chiller

We spent less than an hour putting together a nice compact fog chiller for my new 700 watt fog machine I picked up for $35.  The basic plan is built around a small styrofoam cooler that the fogger sits on top with 2 in PVC piping and 90 degree elbows.  
The fogger sits on top with the output about an inch away from the inlet elbow that feeds downward to the next elbow that feeds into the cooler where another elbow directs a pipe up to about an inch from the inside of the lid and lets the fog out into the cooler to expand and move through a grate that holds ice above an open cavity in the bottom of the cooler where a 2 tube makes an exit for the chilled fog.

Here's Kyle perforating the grate that holds up the ice.  This was a leftover piece of a plastic bin lid.

This black pipe with holes is a leftover piece from a garden project that holds up the grate.
The grate in place before cutting it for the interior intake pipe.

The next step was cutting the 2 inch PVC pipe setting up the 90 degree connectors and cutting the holes in the cooler.  
The exterior intake that sends the hot fog into the chiller to expand before going through the ice on the grate.  
Here is the outlet pipe with the interior intake pipe that lets the hot fog into the top of the chiller.

Remember the grate?  We forgot to take picks of that sitting on top of the black support tube with the hole cut in it for the interior intake pipe that points at the top interior of the cooler.  

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4 comments:

  1. nice chiller Feral!! so does the outlet tube run all the way across the cooler? is it connected to the inlet pipe??? or does the fog just find its way through the chamber on its own???

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  2. I think this needed a photo of the chiller's completed inside... Since it doesn't I'll try to explain it, the fog comes in and up to the top of the ice chest, as more fog comes it it's forced down through the grate of ice chilling it, and then is pushed through the exit or "outlet" pipe. Hope that helps make sense.

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  3. Your design junction I like very well. Thanks sharing these important information this post.

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