Foam machine and foam solution

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t the FM-2 foam machine require large tank?

American Foam Machine chooses to sell equipment that is easy to carry and therefore thankless. Instead, the FM-2 produces foam by using a siphon (included with purchase) to drain a 5-gallon bucket of water in which one bag of powder has previously been diluted. The content of the bucket is siphoned into the machine once your exterior hose has been turned on to maximum capacity.


What is a minimum pressure of 25 psi and how do I know if I’ve reached it?

In order to adequately drain the foaming solution from the bucket, the siphon requires a minimum water pressure of 25psi. You can easily verify this by running your outdoor tap at full power and checking how long it takes to fill 2/3 of a 5-gallon bucket. If it takes you 1 minute or less, then you’re good to go.


Are bigger foam machines better than small ones?

Not at all. Although it’s true that bigger machines produce bigger bubbles, these ultimately pop faster, meaning foam is unlikely to accumulate. For their part, smaller machines create smaller yet thicker bubbles that won’t burst as easily. Our FM-2 foam machine is perfectly balanced and produces the ideal amount foam created by strong and durable bubbles.


Does your foam powder solution carry any health risks?

No. Our foam solution is bio-degradable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely safe for everyone. It also won’t stain your clothes.


Does your foam powder come in different color?

We don’t sell colored foam powder because they tend to leave stains on people’s clothes.


How long will one powder bag last?

If used correctly, one bag of powder will last for approximatively 45 minutes. This is based on a ration of 1 bag per 5 gallons of water. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll run the machine continuously, as the foam builds up fast. Customers often need to turn the machine off and to turn it back on once the foam level has decreased. For example, during a residential children’s party, 2 bags should be enough for a whole afternoon, assuming the machine alternatively turned off and on.


Is your foaming powder compatible with other foam machines?

Yes. Simply follow the same instructions using your water barrel.


Which way should the foam machine be pointing?

The bag or net should be pointing horizontally towards designated area and preferably little tilted down.


Can we put the foam machine on the ground?

No, the machine needs to be at least 5 to 6 feet above ground. Don’t forget to turn off the machine once the foam reaches a proper level.


What’s your delivery time?

We ship through Canada Post with an average of 5 to 8 business days.