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Smoke Wands

Smoke Wands

(OP)
I am interested in making a smoke wand for air flow visualization.  Do any of you know how to make one, where I can get plans for one, or for that matter know where I can buy one?

I am suprised at the lack of information uncovered in my web searches.

Thanks in advance,

- - -Updraft

RE: Smoke Wands

In a pinch, we have used a fire extinguisher as our flow visualization tool, which works pretty well.  However, if you want a smoke generator, below is a link for the smoke generator manufacturer we have used before:

http://www.smokemachines.com/apply.htm

Reidh

RE: Smoke Wands

(OP)
Reidh,

Thanks for the link, but I am actually looking for the wand.  I need a very small stream of smoke and to precisely control its placement.  This is for visualizing the air flow around fan components.

Corona has some interesting smoke generators.  I left them a message asking if they do anything with a wand.

Got any other ideas?

- - -Updraft

RE: Smoke Wands

You could always use incense sticks.  

An added benefit is everything will smell nicer, too.

TTFN

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RE: Smoke Wands

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Reidh and IRstuff,

Thanks for the replies.  I have contacted Aerolab and tonight I'll go by Spencers Gifts for some some incense.  Do you recommend any particular scent?

- - -Updraft

RE: Smoke Wands

I own a 'smoke-wrench." The application is entirely different, however.

RE: Smoke Wands

What scent of incense stick?
Depends on how much you think you design might stink.

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