Help! What is a fogger?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Help! What is a fogger?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 09-18-2013, 09:18 PM
greenpassion greenpassion is offline
Senior Member
Help! What is a fogger?
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Zone: 5b
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,302
Help! What is a fogger? Female
Question Help! What is a fogger?

And where can I get one? Last winter I used a huge stainless steel pot on the stove top filled with water. I kept it steaming consistantly, which was great in the double room where my orchids live-but I want something more practical. I have been searching and searching on line, trying to learn about the best quiet most high output ones to get, but...now I see that there is a thing called a fogger. Can I use this in my house? I don't want a whole house unit, just a high output of steam to cover about 400 square feet. ??
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-18-2013, 10:01 PM
Orchid Whisperer's Avatar
Orchid Whisperer Orchid Whisperer is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Zone: 8a
Location: Man without a country
Posts: 3,143
Help! What is a fogger? Male
Default

Much more energy efficient would be an ultrasonic humidifier, ranging in price from $20 to $200, most large pharmacies or big-box stores (Lowes, Walmart, Home Depot, Target, etc. will have them, or buy online.

They also make cool-mist humidifiers which are probably fine, too, but a bit noisier.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-19-2013, 07:37 AM
Nexogen Nexogen is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 673
Help! What is a fogger?
Default

don't forget reverse osmosis water
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Orchid Whisperer liked this post
  #4  
Old 09-19-2013, 08:29 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 12,560
Help! What is a fogger? Male
Default

I agree with O_W - foggers are likely overkill for your application, and most that are of the size approaching "in-home" categories are just beefed-up cool-mist humidifiers, meaning they have a spinning impeller to disperse the droplets - making them relatively noisy.

Nex's warning is a good one if you use any humidification device that atomizes, rather than evaporates the water - those tiny droplets carry all of the dissolved minerals in them, and when the water evaporates, those minerals deposit on the entire contents of the room in the form of a fine, white dust. Using a water source that is mineral-free is the only way to avoid that.
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
Want Better Plants? READ THIS
firstrays.com

Free Shipping in the US! (see terms & conditions for details)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Orchid Whisperer liked this post
  #5  
Old 09-19-2013, 10:33 AM
greenpassion greenpassion is offline
Senior Member
Help! What is a fogger?
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Zone: 5b
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,302
Help! What is a fogger? Female
Default

I make my own RO water from a portable countertop system Ray devised for me, so water is not an issue. I wonder if he'd create an 'in-house' humidifier set up...but guess I'll keep looking.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 12,560
Help! What is a fogger? Male
Default

I have toyed with the concept of a 5-gallon bucket containing a pump, EcoWeb as a dispersion/evaporation medium, and a small fan to propel the humidified air out, but it was too small for my application at the time. Maybe I'll revisit it.
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
Want Better Plants? READ THIS
firstrays.com

Free Shipping in the US! (see terms & conditions for details)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-19-2013, 12:59 PM
greenpassion greenpassion is offline
Senior Member
Help! What is a fogger?
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Zone: 5b
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,302
Help! What is a fogger? Female
Default

Wow-that'd be really great. If anyone can do-you can.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-19-2013, 06:45 PM
naoki naoki is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Zone: 2a
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 975
Help! What is a fogger? Male
Default

Is your house relatively new (well sealed)? Then shouldn't 2 small humidifiers controlled by a hygrostat should be enough for 400 sqft? I made some recommendation in the following thread (the humidifier was also recommended by Consumer's Report, I think):
humidifier help

It would be interesting to see if EcoWeb works well for the DIY small swamp cooler, Ray. It could be great for grow tents where we have to control the heat from light source.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
fogger, house, output, quiet, searching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Orchidarium Mister or Fogger ?? Ranchnanny Terrarium Gardening 14 10-17-2008 11:57 PM
Cool Air Fogger Good In Orchidarium??? Ranchnanny Terrarium Gardening 3 07-09-2008 01:23 PM
Fogger or humidifier? Richard94571 Beginner Discussion 6 04-06-2008 11:19 AM
Ultrasonic Fogger!! Ely Parts & Equipment 11 03-09-2008 11:40 PM
Humidifier vs. fogger IowaOrchid Advanced Discussion 5 08-25-2007 03:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.