Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY CO2 Cannon - Homemade CO2 Jet, Good or Bad idea?

In this day, everyone wants to save a buck. Of course, making your own Homemade CO2 System or Homemade CO2 Cannon is beneficial, or so you think! A few factors come into why one would want to make such system. The first is to save money. The second might be the fact of learning something new and the ability to say, "I built that" once complete. Regardless of what the reasoning is, there are definitely some things you should know before taking on a project like this. Of course you can always go the route of buying a CO2 Jet System, for nearly the same cost of making one, from the guys at Well get to that later though and get to the point first.

Once you've made your mind up your going to make a Homemade CO2 Gun or Homemade CO2 Cannon, the first step is creating a parts list. To do this you have to fully understand the system and its operation. Many people will go to home depot, buy some parts they think will work, throw them together, and now they have a system. Well, these are the people that end up spending money for nothing because their system doesn't work or breaks within a few uses. Once you've got a decent parts list put together, you cruise to home depot or wherever your buying the parts from, and spend hours on end both locating the parts for your DIY CO2 Jet and asking the employees there which parts will work best for what your trying to do. You might even tell them flat out that your making a homemade co2 cannon. Regardless, 80% of the time, they're going to ask, WTF is that?...or even worse, they will act like they know exactly what your trying to do and start pointing you in the "right" direction for parts to use. So you'll continue on and purchase the parts.

After you have spent hours in home depot buying parts for your homemade CO2 jet and talking with employees, your finally on the way home to make this contraption. You think, "All I have left is an hour or two and I'll be good to go". So there you have it, two hours later, you've just started piecing this DIY CO2 Cannon together, and your running into problems and questions you didn't even think of until now. You can't back out now cause your hours or days deep into this project and the finished product is so close. So, you make some phone calls or better yet, hit up some youtube videos on "How to make a CO2 Cannon" and all you find after hours more of time, is guys talking about to make the cryo systems but non answer your question. Even if they do, at least another hour or four have gone by and your still piecing this diy cryo jet together.

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Now you've finished building your very first homemade Co2 Gun or homemade Co2 cannon or whatever it is you made and now that the "hard" parts done, its time to get the CO2. So you make some calls, find some co2 distributors and get some co2. You get home, hook the co2 tank up and test your system. You hear the loud noise but don't see any white fog coming out like the videos or pictures show. So you do some more research, if you havn't already, and find out the correct tank to use. Maybe you purchased a tank from CryoFX which is the correct tank or spoke to them about what type of co2 tank / co2 cylinder you need. Anyways, the co2 tank is hooked up, the system is ready to go, and you fire it off. If you haven't blown your hoses or joints out or frozen your parts to the point of cracking, your lucky, at least for now.

Its almost 90% guaranteed within the first 30 days of using your DIY CO2 Jet, you will have some type of problems with your homemade co2 jet system. These problems could range from:
  • Hoses EXPLODING from pressure 
  • Cracked Brass parts or cracked fittings
  • Leaking joints since different parts were or weren't used
  • Frozen valves, frozen fittings, frozen hoses from temperature of CO2
  • Bubbles in your hoses
  • Minimal output of CO2 from wrong size parts/valves
  • Not to mention Safety issues when these things explode.
The last one is of course the main concern. These CO2 Jet Systems are under large amounts of pressure, at the minimum 350 psi, with an average pressure of 800-1000 psi. If one of these blows in your face or in someones face around you, lights out for a quick minute. Your homemade co2 jet has just cost someone much more time in recovery than it cost time and effort to make.

These are just a few of the problems we at CryoFX here about when clients call us and explain they were part of a DIY CO2 Cannon project. To second that, almost every single one stated they would have rather just bought a CO2 Jet System from CryoFX in the first place since it would have SAVED THEM SO MUCH TIME!

When you compare the two options: Buy CO2 Jet System vs. Homemade CO2 Jet System you really have to be real with yourself and ask, "Do I want to save a few dollars and spend hours or even days making a homemade co2 cannon, or do I want to buy a co2 cannon or co2 jet system from CryoFX, which is only a bit more, if not the same cost, but save many hours of my time which can later be devoted to using the system and having fun with it.

Leave the headache of knowing all the technical details to the experts at CryoFX, they will provide you with all the necessary information needed in a way to fully understand it!

Given everything said, it should be an easy choice: Buy a CO2 Jet from!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Can CO2 - (Carbon Dioxide) really be used for Special Effects and is it SAFE?

Carbon dioxide is naturally found compound, which is combination of two atoms namely Carbon and Oxygen that forms CO2 gas which has some properties of odorless, tasteless and colorless. The gas CO2 has more to do with every aspect of our natural life and it is well revealed by the scientific research highlighting the importance of CO2. Since the beginning of the universe we are benefited from CO2 through various forms such as exhaling of the gas help plants around us to grow properly. Today, in the case with CO2, it is utilized in various applications such as fire extinguishers, hospitals, soda machines and many more. Moreover, the use of CO2 in our daily life is ever increasing in time with various applications. In addition to this, CO2 is also used in various entertainment areas such as plays, concerts, special effects and much more, where the name of the gas is known as CO2, Cryo or Cryogenics due to its low temperature. From here, Cryo as an element has been widely used because of its fine qualities, which are very helpful for many reasons.
CO2 Jet, LED Cryo Jet, Handheld Cryo GunCryo is a special effect that is produced in the air by bursting or shooting the thickly formed white clouds out of a Cryo Gun, also known as a Cryo Bazooka, Cryo Cannon, and Cold Fogger. This system is supported by the usage of the liquid form of CO2.  The process can also be referred to as “Shooting Plumes of Cryo Clouds”, in which “plumes” depicts the similarities as that of fog. The difference though, is Cryo or Co2 does not linger and does not stay behind leaving residue which fog tends to do.
Some CO2 systems contain Jet units of Cryo FX CO2, which are independent and have the capacity of blasting the Cryo fog into the air with considerable pressure. The design of the CO2 Jets is formed around user convenience, making the CO2 Jets installable on different locations such as walls, floors or any other area as per requirement. The operator could, then easily use the CO2 jet units, or also known as CO2 Cannons, to spray at specific directions. With some CO2 Cannons, the user can move the nozzle by DMX control while the CO2 Cannon sprays. The control of the CO2 system is based on two options; ON/OFF switching and DMX 512. When activated, the CO2 System releases CO2 once the operator activates the control of the CO2 Jets. In normal conditions the system remains in the OFF state. After operator activates the CO2 Jets, the Cryo fog will start spreading out within a few seconds. The formation of fog is based on the humidity factor, the more humidity is, the thicker fogs will be generated and thus it will take more time to dissipate. CO2 has special quality of leaving no extra elements and it doesn’t set off alarms in smokes detectors such as fog would. If the CO2 Jet is hung among a group of people in a Nightclub, Bar, or Production, the CO2 System will lower the temperature to a considerable level with in 4 to 6 seconds.
CO2 Systems from CryoFX come with all necessary accessories and fittings required for operation. CryoFX offers many CO2 Jets including moving head Cryo Jets, Cryo Cannon LED jets and other handheld units such as Cryo Bazooka, Cryo Cannon, Kryo Gun, Dual Barrel Cryo Blaster and many more. The Co2 Fog from LED Cryo Jet acts like fire when its LED settings are red or orange light. CryoFX CO2 Jet system can be used by plugging into common outlets such as 110vac or 220vac with many various types of plugs. CryoFX products have a unique feature of establishing the safe pressure of no more than 1500 psi and the temperature level of -40 Degree Fahrenheit. The CO2 Jet system comes with everything installed having proper connections from CryoFX. More information on various units of high pressure and low-pressure tanks can be obtained from
For any kind of services with the use of CryoFX CO2 in clubbing, theatres, events, celebration or any other occasion please contact or email at for detailed information.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cryo CO2 Jet Systems – Where to Buy Guide

Liquid CO2 has taken over traditional liquid nitrogen or LN2 systems as the element of choice for many special effects. This is because carbon dioxide is cheaper, easier to manufacture and a more effective medium for creating high quality effects. CO2 Jet Systems are cheaper because it is readily available and could be produced easier. CO2 Jet Systems can be sourced from many places worldwide including United Kingdom, Asia, China, or Japan manufacturers but for higher quality more reliable systems, the United States has companies such as CryoFX to turn to for your purchasing.
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CryoFX is a recognized leader in the manufacture of high quality CO2 Jet Systems. The company was started in 2010 and has since provided inexpensive and cutting-edge Cryo Jet Systems to customers in the United States and Worldwide. Popular models include Handheld Cryo Guns, Dual Nozzle CO2 Blasters, CO2 Jets, CO2 Bazookas, CO2 Cannons and many more available on their website:
All CO2 Jet Systems are manufactured from high quality components that are designed for maximum durability and performance. Each CO2 system is cased in a black, sleek, steel casing. Years of use and abuse on the concert road have become a testament to CryoFX becoming a leader in the manufacture and retail of quality CO2 Jet Systems. Their customer service and warranty guarantee remains to be the best in the industry and has become a standard in delivering unrivaled customer satisfaction.
CryoFX remains to be a leader in supplying quality CO2 Jet Systems to sports teams, night clubs and movie productions. So the next time you’re shopping for a top-notch CO2 Jet System, visit for more information.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Handheld CO2 Cryo Gun – Portable Special Effects Solution & Must Have for DJs!

   Searching for a cool way to instantly bring your next DJ or nightclub session to a higher level? If you’re a mobile DJ or a nightclub owner then purchasing a handheld Cryo gun or CO2 jet system might be the special effect you’re searching for.
CryoFX Cryo GunHandheld Cryo guns and high-end Cryo CO2 systems by CryoFX have been the choice of special effect devices to clubs, bars, and mobile DJs across the United States. Spice up your next night session by bringing the power of Cryo special effects into your next event. Instantly create vanishing cold clouds at your show and watch how this cool effect lowers the temperature of any venue at amazing levels in short periods of time. Leave your audience in awe and wanting more as these Cryo Gun systems create dazzling-effects all-night long.
CryoFX is a recognized leader and major supplier of handheld Cryo guns and portable co2 jet systems to some of the biggest names in the business. These CO2 Cryo guns have been used by major concert artists such as Pussycat Dolls and Afrojack. CryoFX supplies cutting edge CO2 jet systems and Cryo jets that are designed to produce some of the most stunning special effects.
CryoFX CO2 Bazookas (Cryo Guns) are also widely used by countless sports teams and media organizations. Its clientele includes; movie and tv shoots such as Scary Movie 5 and Total Blackout, the NFL, high schools, colleges, universities and many more. Included in the list are high-end nightclubs and bars around the world including clubs statewide in Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York to name a few. Some venues cannot keep up with cooling off large crowds with their limited air conditioners. Special use of Cryo CO2 Jet Systems include a super cold fog or cloud that instantly drops a venue’s temperature giving a soothing effect to the crowd. A short burst from a Cryo Gun or CO2 Jet system instantly lowers room temperature by approximately 15-30 degrees.
For more information on the Handheld Cryo Gun and other Cryo CO2 Jet Systems, visit us at

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CryoFX Website Re-launches! Going International!

CryoFX to bring you a new redesigned website with user friendly interface and ability to be viewable in 10 languages. Featuring 8 of our most popular Co2 Jet Products, CryoFX remains ahead of the game. New website, better service, more products, excellent standards.

  - For immediate release –
San Diego, CA, October 29, 2012 - is currently in the process of redesigning their website. Completion date of October 31, 2012 is right around the corner. With this new revamped website, you can expect user friendly interface, ability to win free products, product knowledge and info easily accessible and viewable, new products, and as always, great customer service! Not to mention the biggest feature of the whole site, International capabilities. will feature 10 language selections selectable by the user upon arriving at the site. From here, you'll receive the best price and ease of use based on language and currency selections.

  To start, we are featuring 8 of our biggest sellers, the Handheld Cryo Gun (similar to the Co2 cannon), Cryo Co2 Jet, Co2 Swing Jet, Cryo LED Co2 Jet, DMX Co2 Jet, moving head Co2 Jet, Cryo Co2 Switchable Jet, Customizable Cryo Jets. Along with new products, we have added Cryo Systems, Co2 Systems, and boxed packages which essentially offer a complete setup. We will soon be offering a section for Co2 Gas Supplier locator, along with references for purchase of Co2 Tanks themselves. We will also be adding fog blasters, haze generators, kryo cannons, and other special effects options shortly down the road. This new site will also host a blog, so visitors may comment on what they like and what don't like, along with the ability to enter a monthly drawing for a free Cryo co2 system and receive a FREE info sheet on what Co2 is and how it can make your ideas come to life! October 31, 2012 is launch date! Feedback is always welcome!