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"WEST LINN, Ore. - Talk about ingenuity - a 10-year-old boy built his own snow machine and filled his backyard with enough snow to make it look like a blizzard had blown through."

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3 feet of snow in one night!

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pbpenguin5 (author)2008-01-27

simple, grab a pressure washer and leave it on in the cold. it's not cold enough here or i would =[

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cclarke5 (author)pbpenguin52011-09-06

i've tried that, just makes an ice layer good for a base to build up real snow on. need to mix the high pressure water with compressed air at a certian ratio and pressure.

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dragonsniper (author)2011-02-10

please post the results on how that worked out

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skidad1973 (author)2008-01-30

He didn't actually build that himself from scratch. He could have gotten free plans online from various websites that offer them or bought a snow making kit form www.snowstormsnowmaking.com or www.snowathome.com

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roverlandpark (author)2008-01-28

Most likely he used a kit from here:

http://www.snowathome.com/free_plans/SAH-SG3_e-type_external_mix.php

Found this via Google by searching for DIY snow maker

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-01-27

At the most, you'll get a pile of ice; at the least, you'll get a puddle that freezes over night.

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You need dust for snow to form. Otherwise it just turns to ice.

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jessyratfink (author)2008-01-27

Awww, he looks so excited! I hope my kids turn out like this. :P

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-01-27

Forest said the machine wasn't cheap. He had to save his allowance to pay for $500 in supplies, but he said it was all worth it. how long would he have to save for!?!

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He probably didn't have to save for very long, median income in West Lynn is 75 K versus 42 K for the rest of oregon.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-01-27

Why don't you try that out next time it's below freezing, and see just how well it works.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-01-27

That's what I figured it was..but you'll need a powerful spray, and the right kind of mist for it to actually be snow like.

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-27

Insane! But $500... I wish I could have that. :P Wow, that kid is crazy! (In a cool way).

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TeacherOfTheWays (author)2008-01-27

Wow cool someone should post an instructable on how to do that LOL Hmmmmm......

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