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Dry ice maker

Anyone know where I can hire/buy a frozen carbon dioxide maker?
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Re: Dry ice maker

Actually forget it. I figured out a way to do it.
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Re: Dry ice maker

Letting off a CO2 fire extinguisher in close proximity to a wadded up towel or similar should give the desired effect. Whether the expansion effect will cool it enough to freeze it solid I don't know, but it will certainly condense out into the cloth and give enough of a temperature gradient to fog up the air around it for a few minutes.
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Re: Dry ice maker

The trick is to use a fire extinguisher, or indeed just ooen a C02 cylinder, into a pillow case.
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The trick is to use a fire extinguisher, or indeed just ooen a C02 cylinder, into a pillow case.


I have managed to source it from the Sprüngli shop at the Zurich main trainstation. They (used to) use it in summer for keeping stuff frozen on the way home - iirc they sold me a couple of kilos, after I went and arranged it a couple of days ahead.


For larger quantities, try a welding gas supplier like Carbagas, or find a workshop that does dry ice blasting (trockeneisstrahlen).


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