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Offline justin182  
#1 Posted : 12 October 2003 20:33:58(UTC)

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I'm interested in making my own smoke fluid. Has anyone tried this? I don't know if the smoke units burn a light oil or if they use a glycol/water solution. Thanks for any help.

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Offline McLae  
#2 Posted : 12 October 2003 22:12:43(UTC)

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I do not thing anything 'burns'. THe smoke fluid is heated to vapor, then when the vapor blows out of the stack, the vapor condenses back to small liquid drops, which we see as 'smoke'. The steam from a boiling kettle has the same effect.

The oil in smoke fluid needs to have a boiling point above room temp, but NOT be flameable (Hard to burn).
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Offline Webmaster  
#3 Posted : 12 October 2003 23:39:37(UTC)

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And, it should not leave much/any residue while evaporating since that would clog up the smoke unit rather quickly...
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