Dry Ice Special Effects

Special Effects Using Dry Ice

Use dry ice to bring your Halloween or holiday party to life with special effects like you’ve never seen before.. Haunted houses and scary decorations call forth our deepest ancestral fears and return us for a while to the days when we depended on instinct for our very survival. If you’re the one to put together this year’s party, be sure you have all the elements for a truly chilling horror experience by calling Acme Dry Ice for your Halloween or Holiday Special Effects using Dry Ice.

DRY ICE FOG
Dry Ice when combined with hot tap water can produce vigorous bubbling water and voluminous flowing fog. For example, with 5 pounds of Dry Ice in 4 to 5 gallons of hot water, the greatest amount of fog will be produced the first 5 to 10 minutes. There will be far less fog for the next 5 to 10 minutes as the water cools down and the volume of Dry Ice diminishes. As the water cools, the fog becomes wispier. Dry Ice makes fog because of its cold temperature, -109.3°F or -78.5°C, immersed in hot water, creates a cloud of true water vapor fog. When the water gets colder than 50°F, the Dry Ice stops making fog, but continues to sublimate and bubble. The fog will last longer on a damp day than on a dry day.

HOW TO MAKE FOG
For each 15-minute period put 5 to 10 pounds of Dry Ice into 4 to 8 gallons of hot water. This will make lots of fog depending upon the temperature of the water and the size of the pieces of Dry Ice. Hotter water will make more fog. Very hot water will add its own rising steam to the vapor cloud. If there is no steam the fog will flow down hill and in the direction of any air movement. A small fan can help control the direction. Smaller pieces of Dry Ice with more surface area produce a greater volume of fog and cool the water down much faster. In both cases the result is more fog for a shorter amount of time. Keep the water hot with a hot plate, electric skillet, or some other heat source to produce fog for a longer time. Otherwise when the water gets too cold it must be replaced to continue the fog effects. If the container is completely filled with water the fog will flow over the sides the best. But the Dry Ice sublimation will vigorously bubble the water and splash it out. Even a ¾ filled container will splash some so place the container where spilled water will not ruin anything. The water vapor fog will also dampen the area it flows across. Be careful because after some time floors do get slippery.

Types of Dry Ice

dry ice pellets
dry ice rice
dry ice pellets
dryice block
dry ice slabs
dryice nuggets
high density dry ice
 

New 24-Hour Ice Dispensing Machine at Acme Ice Company!

Need ice or water anytime of the day? Head over to Acme Ice Company on Kirkland Street in Cambridge and use our new state of the art 24-hour ice and water dispensing machine. Easy to use, always stocked and very cost effective so it will fit your budget. Please watch our video to the left for a tutorial on how to use the new machine. Use cash or a credit card and within seconds you are on your way with ice for your store, camping, party or any other application that calls for ice.

Thank You.

Marc
Acme Ice Company.

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