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Old Jan 31, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Colored smoke

there are chemicals that burn to give different colored smoke, but they are not compatible with this glycol fogger unit. Using oil, or even cheap glycol solutions with impuruties will gunk up the wick very fast and make the unit near worthless for smoke output.
Don't use auto antifreeze either - dangerous additives and it will also gunk up the unit badly.
An oil burner smoke unit can be made from the LVPT7 smoker, but the heating element and wick system need to be changed. The unit would operate at higher temp and would be dirtier - leaving oil residue all over the model after a while.
Black smoke is hard to get - probably impossible from a fogger type unit. Food coloring definitely doesn't work. Superfine arbon dust dosesn't work either (but makes a super mess)
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