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Make your own snow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by herb1001, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. herb1001

    herb1001 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Since it is cold enough at night, has anyone ever tried to make their own snow. Those snow makers at the ski mountains just look like big power washes.
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I've thought about it. I assume you could hook up a power washer and stand on your roof. You'd have to be high up so it has time to freeze on the way down. It wouldn't be actual snow, but rather tiny ice pellets. You'd have to use thousands of gallons of water and I wouldn't want that water bill.

    But....yes....the thought has crossed my mind.
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    there is a guy in CT that sells snow making kits.. You need a pressure washer and a continuous duty compressor, there are a few different type of manifolds and nozzles to choose from and make. without the compressor you will get ice pellets.
     
  4. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    But the daytime temps here would melt everything you made the night before. Ski resorts are having a hard time here making snow. They will be going balls out tryingto make snow the beginning of the week as its supose to get normal temps for Monday and Tiesday, then back to warm again.
     
  5. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    Made snow a few years ago with a hose nozzle, shop vac and a step ladder. A bit unorthodox, but two hours of this on a "cold" night in Phoenix rendered the dusting seen below. Drew lots of looks from morning drivers.

    Snow07-1.jpg