Make Your Own Dry Ice

Posted on Jan 20 2010 - 2:29am by Russ

Dry Ice Maker

Ever wanted to make your own dry ice?  If you are wondering why you would want to do this, watch some of the videos after the break to see some crazy uses for dry ice.  If you already know what dry ice can do, get your self a Dry Ice Maker (around $140 here), all you need is a LCO2 tank (carbon dioxide) which is available from your local welding supply company.

Produces dry ice flakes on demand, which are ideal for use in packaging irregularly shaped items. Ice maker consists of a brass nozzle, a plastic cone, and a collection bag with clamp. Brass nozzle screws onto any LCO2 cylinder equipped with a dip tube. To create dry ice, open cylinder valve approximately 3/4 turn and allow LCO2 to expand into bag. After bag is removed, ice may be squeezed into a hard pack or left in flake form, depending on intended use. Replacement bags available separately. Bag Capacity: 0.77 kg (1.7 lbs.) Dimensions, Cone: 12.7L cm (5″) x 5.9 cm (25/16″) diameter at end Bag: 15.2W x 30.5L cm (6 x 12″)

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  1. Goodrich January 20, 2010 at 8:05 am -

    Nice dry ice rocks

  2. google August 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm -

    I liked your article is an interesting technology
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  3. Eric Falk March 26, 2012 at 3:33 am -

    It is possible to make dry ice at home rather see the site of the hawk-ice
    There has to make dry ice machines.

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