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Hi all,

I am looking at fog machines. My question is: Do any of you have experience with Rosco's 1700 fog machine? How long would one last? How tough are they? How quickly can it fill the stage of a 1000 seat theatre? In the middle of it's fogging job, does it have to pause to warm up? All input is greatly appreciated!!!

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Why don't you try checking their website for information.
They surely have one.
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On 2005-08-06 00:14, Daniel Faith wrote:
Why don't you try checking their website for information.
They surely have one.

How honestly do you think the mfg's website is going to answer his questions : " How tough are they ? How long will they last ?" I'm sure the sales literature would claim a lifetime - but he seems to be looking for real life experiences from users, not sales and marketing rhetoric. Not that Rosco is a bad company or anything, but that's really not the kind of info he seems to be seeking..

But then, asking " how quickly can it fill a 1,000 seat theatre ?" is not something that can be answered easily - how large, exactly, is the stage of a 1,000 seat theatre anyway ? I'd wager it could vary quite a bit from one 1,000 seat theatre to another. The specs usually rate things like CFM (Cubic feet per minute), but even then, what constitutes a cubic foot of fog ? How dense does it have to be ? There are no industry standards for that kind of measurement, so a mfg has a lot of liberty there too.
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Hey,

The stage is 42 feet wide and 46 feet deep. I have 22 feet of vertical space. I need the stage to be thick with dense clouds of fog in about 15 seconds. I hope this information will help. Again, thanks for all your help!

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Generally, the only real specification for a fog machine that is going to give you a solid idea of what it can do is the wattage of the heater element.
The CFM parameter frequently cited in mfg's specs is nearly meaningless since the density of a cubic foot of fog is not defined.
The Rosco 1700 fogger has a heater element rated at just under 1200W, which is a tad misleading (I expected it to be - what else - 1700 W !)
Do you need the entire stage filled, or just a low lying cloud of fog maybe 3 feet high ?
In any case, you're going to need a mammoth fogger, but two would be better - one on each end of the stage. I don't know if you'll find a fogger on the market that can do what you're asking of it, all by itself, but I seriously doubt the 1700 has the power to pull it off.
Take a look at the 4500 instead : http://www.rosco.com/us/fog/model_4500.asp
You might also want to take a look at Martin foggers - very high quality stuff !
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