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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby NeverMore » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:32 am

Andybev01 wrote:If you put it at the top of the stairs is it effective enough to make it all the way down to the bottom?


Hmmm... I guess Spooky will just have to make one and find out. I definitely don't have time. Here's video of the project. Shows it in action. More pointers in the comments section. I noticed the other day the grocery store near me sells dry ice from a machine. That would have to be way more effective.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:56 am

I never tried that, but I have split stairs so I'm sure it would on mine....
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:58 am

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Andybev01 wrote:If you put it at the top of the stairs is it effective enough to make it all the way down to the bottom?


Hmmm... I guess Spooky will just have to make one and find out. I definitely don't have time. Here's video of the project. Shows it in action. More pointers in the comments section. I noticed the other day the grocery store near me sells dry ice from a machine. That would have to be way more effective.


the problem with that design is, if not done correctly and by using the cheaper flexible soft dryer hose, the hose collapses under the weight of the ice and if stops working, the ideal mixture is 50% ice 50% dry ice in any chiller.......I dont have room for a large trash can chiller so I went with a smaller one that works very well.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:54 am

k, got my flickering light test complete, for those of you that dont know how, you can make a light flicker as if it's struggeling to stay lit by placing an fluorescent starter (F2) in line with the power plug, it looks really cool......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn7idSs ... e=youtu.be

My plan is to get a couple of wall sconces and spooky them up and use these bulbs with this inline starter and get some spooky flickering lights :)
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:29 pm

k, started practicing making brick walls...........
First pic is plain pink foam with the carving, I did a little more carving on it before I painted it...
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Andybev01 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:14 pm

Great colors on the bricks.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby MacPhantom » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:39 pm

That's amazing. That's Hollywood FX quality right there. How do you get the texture like that on the bricks?
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:10 pm

Thanks Mac and Andy,

Mac, after you grind out and sand the grout lines you spray water onto the "bricks" and wipe it with your hands to break up the beads of water, then use a heat gun (on sale now at Harbor Freight) and just hold the gun over the bricks until they start to deform and then move to another part of the brick until you get the look you like.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby NeverMore » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:57 pm


That's awesome Spooky! Think you can cover the whole outside of my house with that. I love the look of brick houses but we're not allowed to here.

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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby MacPhantom » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:10 pm

Do you use a dremmel or some other type of rotary tool for grinding?
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby NeverMore » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:44 pm


I think he gnaws on it.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:20 pm

Mac, I use a dremel to get the lines started then I used a small wire brush to "dig" them out the the proper size and depth, the brush gives it that "tooled cement" look to the grout.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Spookymufu » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:11 am

had some scrap foam left over so I slammed out a tombstone, not very creative but it gave me something to do yesterday :)

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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby Andybev01 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:18 pm

Nice fracturing on the lower corner.
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Re: working on a new chiller........

Postby witchy » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:02 am

Spooky you did a wonderfull job on the bricks and tombstone, I also love the flickering lights!!!
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