About Dry Ice

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2). It's called "dry ice" because it does not melt like wet ice. Instead, dry ice converts into carbon dioxide gas. Dry ice is extremely cold ( -109°F/-78.5°C), non-toxic, and completely dry.  It has many uses.  For information on use check out our "how much ice do I need" section

Common Uses for Dry Ice:
  • Keeping perishable foods frozen

  • Science projects 

  • Halloween Dry Ice fog 

  • Car dent/hail damage repair

  • Shipping and transport of medical supplies

  • Dry Ice blasting

  • Glue down floor tile removal

  • Shrinking metal to slide on sleeves, bushings and bearings

Dry Ice Safety:
  • Always handle Dry Ice with gloves or using a towel to insulate your skin.  The Dry Ice will cause an effect similar to a burn if it comes in contact with the skin for a few seconds.

  • Use in a well ventilated area

  • Children should always be under adult supervision when handling 

  • Store dry ice in an insulated container but not one that is airtight. As dry ice sublimates from a solid to CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas, it will cause an airtight container to expand and possibly explode.

  • Do not eat!  We can not recommend the use of Dry Ice in drinks as there is a chance of ingestion. 

How to use Halloween Dry ice for fog effect
For Fog Effect:

Fill a 5 gallon bucket 3/4 full with hot water, add one 10 pound piece,  This will fog an average size room, ankle deep, for 30 minutes.  Insure the water remains hot throughout. *demo video below*

For Witches Brew:

Using a hammer, break a 10 pound chunk into smaller pieces.  Place desired amount of pieces into cauldron, filled with hot water, to achieve desired effect.   This will create a smaller amount of fog for about an hour. Insure the water remains hot throughout.

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