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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DFW333 View Post
The fake smoke was operating again on Runaway Mountain this year. They must have moved the detector out of range of the smoke or changed the formula used in the smoke machine.
Perhaps they moved the detector or found a way to block the building to allow the chemical fog into the building itself. The laser detection system is based on blocking the beam itself since micro-particles show up the same, whether real smoke or chemical-based. Most home-based smoke detectors operate on the same system. Another possible solution is to install heat-detectors so breaking the beam isn't the basis for setting the system off. Or it could simply be, as Jeremy mentioned, that it was a rare occurance that the wind blew the fog back into the facade, thus they could simply shut off the fog machine.
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