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John Luty

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fog machine clogged ?
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:42:18 pm »

ok I have a CHEAP fog machine that I put a funnel over the nozzle and tubing to run it near the lights without having the machine itself on the light stand .The first time i used it it worked great but the second and third time not so good fog came out of the fins on the machine and nothing out of the tubing. I made sure the tubing was clear and when the tubing was off and just the funnel everything went fine .Any idea as to why it won't work with the tubing anymore ?
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jamesmount

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Re: fog machine clogged ?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 07:42:04 am »

ok I have a CHEAP fog machine that I put a funnel over the nozzle and tubing to run it near the lights without having the machine itself on the light stand .The first time i used it it worked great but the second and third time not so good fog came out of the fins on the machine and nothing out of the tubing. I made sure the tubing was clear and when the tubing was off and just the funnel everything went fine .Any idea as to why it won't work with the tubing anymore ?

Hello John ! Can you tell me which fog machine do you used, because different fog machine have different layout so please provide me clear description. 8)
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duane massey

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Re: fog machine clogged ?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 08:57:11 pm »

Uhm, it's a cheap machine, and most manufacturers will tell you not to run the output into a restrictive device (or at least the better machines will tell you).
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Re: fog machine clogged ?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 11:16:07 pm »

ok I have a CHEAP fog machine that I put a funnel over the nozzle and tubing to run it near the lights without having the machine itself on the light stand .The first time i used it it worked great but the second and third time not so good fog came out of the fins on the machine and nothing out of the tubing. I made sure the tubing was clear and when the tubing was off and just the funnel everything went fine .Any idea as to why it won't work with the tubing anymore ?

Try running distilled water through it.

Ream the nozzle with a tool used to ream welding torch tips.
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John Luty

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Re: fog machine clogged ?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 10:19:29 pm »

I believe it's a Wally world special fog f/x 700 cu ft output I did ream the nozzle and cleaned the hose just don't understand as to why it worked so well the first time then just wouldn't push the fog out the hose afterwards
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jamesmount

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Re: fog machine clogged ?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 07:32:44 am »

Hello john Luty ! This is very old machine and this type of machine are not in used so i can't help you. i think you follow the Tim Perry advice and try to solved the problem.
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