Ever wonder what a fog machine heater block choped in half would look like, well here ya go!
I bet almost all the small cheap foggers are like this to some extent.photos STILL arent visable. only the links. LOL!
A SPIRAL path in the solid alum block???!!?? Gotta be to keep the fluid on a hot path long enough until it vaporizes.... Maybe also aids in preventing the fluid from 'back-flashing' toward the pump??
Additionally, this shows that there really isnt any harm when cleaning-out a block... just go ahead disconnect it all (plumbing/elect) and just feel free to blast a shot of water/vinegar mixture thru it... feel free to use a decent amount of pressure too. (exact amount, I dunno!)
If you have a heater block that is completly clogged up and you can remove the block from the housing, I would recommend the following, 1st try compressed air, if that dosent work put some CLR ( Calcium - lime rust remover)in there for a few hours, that will dissolve just about anything if you let it set long enough, however if you use the CLR then you must COMPLETLY CLEAN OUT THE CLR after you are done becasue if you dont you will have CLR steamy fog and that stinks to high hell and will burn your eyes extremely bad.Well, guess that explains why trying to run a fine wire through the heater block to clear a plug never worked for me! Any ideas how to unblock that puppy? Thanks for the pictures (and fogger sacrifice!), I've been tempted to do that myself, just never worked up the courage!
Dude! I just wanna hang out at your shop for a couple days! With all the "been there, done that" you keep reporting, it's gotta be a fun time! :googly:It never fails, we hire a new guy here at the shop and they will forget to rinse out a block and they fire it up with CLR residue in there and we have to open the doors and turn the fans on and the smell wont go away for days.
P.S. Just dont go trying to force CLR in there with high pressure theres always the chance of it getting in your eyes, that stuff burns.
That would work as long as you came up with a desgine that had a cover you could take off kinda like the lite f/x constant 1200.Dude! I just wanna hang out at your shop for a couple days! With all the "been there, done that" you keep reporting, it's gotta be a fun time! :googly:
Fun.......are you kidding me, and I wonder why my insurance is so high!
If you think the foggers are fun for stories it realy gets interesting when we start messing with LN2 and Co2, that's when I get nervous.
I've been trying to figure out how to create an alum. block assembly. My friend at Wilson is even curious... If I can draw it in CAD, he can have a 5-axis machine carve it up! LOL! (yep...sick minds)
But a spiral is out...that seems like it would have to be cast from two pieces, and then "welded" together??? PLUS, I'd like to be able to open the block for those extreme cases where there is a blockage. - Maybe just a zig-zag pattern in one half of an alum block, then another half that seats in there...kinda like heads/headers on a car - might hafta use a high-temp gasket similar to a cars'??? i dunno....
OHHH! If you find that the movie set fogger is to big or pricey let me know I could use another 2500 watt fogger LOL!Got a few pics of the 1200??
I've *just* cranked up one of these 400w machines... yep. clogged already. geesh! SO tired of these crappy foggers.
Also... I *think* I just discovered access to a MONSTER fogger... came from a movie set... I'm gonna try to get access to it this weekend.
Thought I sent the pics, oh well ill getem later tomorrow.well... I dug thru the warehouse for two hours where this BIG fogger was *supposed* to be... found lots of cool stuff, but no luck finding the fogger. :evil:
Plan on another trip there soon tho ...this time with bigger pockets! heehee
I dont remember seeing the 1200 heater pics tho...
Old thread, but an interesting subject. Think of the spiral insert as a single-flute twist drill. The reason for the spiral, of course, is to increase the length of the fluid path so the juice sees as much heat as is optimal for vaporization. With the right tools one could (carefully) make one out of thin aluminum flat stock. It would create two fluid paths, so I think you'd need to block one path for it work properly.But a spiral is out...that seems like it would have to be cast from two pieces, and then "welded" together???