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Is it hard to make snow? Answered

I've seen stuff around google. but, never trust the internet very much as like mythbusters last episode, it can lie.

http://www.frankferris.com/SnowMakers/Pocket_Snowmaker/Brass1b.jpg

A guy using a nossle like that, with compress air and a garden hose, claims with temps under 30F, and misty-compressed water, you can do this:

http://www.frankferris.com/SnowMakers/Pocket_Snowmaker/Brass1.jpg
http://www.frankferris.com/SnowMakers/Pocket_Snowmaker/PocketSnowmaker7.jpg

Is this real, and the main question, Is this ahrd to make, and How do you...

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crapflinger (author)2010-07-29

http://www.techvert.com/room-temperature-ice/ if you've got the right chemicals on hand, you can make ice/snow at room temperature (apparently)

the snow machines on ski slopes are just high pressure hoses with a nozzle that makes a fine mist. if the air temperature is bellow freezing, it will freeze into snow, if it's not, you'll just get water

i haven't been watching mythbusters lately (something else is always on)...what did they lie about this time?

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harry88 (author)2010-07-29

that ones simple i have been studying them that one usese a air compresor and a garden hose with a nozzle to make a fine mist that freezes in the cold air and comes down as snow

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killerjackalope (author)2008-09-07

These are very simple to make but do have some limitations, most notably on the temperatures, the temperature must be below 2 Celcius from what I've seen, there are however other ways of making snow, you can use a plane to force snow formation in clouds when it's coldish, I can't remember what they use to do it but at a guess I'd say it's dust...

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-09-06

yeah, you can do it, but it might not be like "real snow" it'd probably be like a powdery snow. A little 8 year old or something like that did it. The newspaper made him out to be genious or something, but anyone with a pressure washer and 15 dollars worth of plumbing parts can do it.

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Killa-X (author)guyfrom7up2008-09-07

haha, I dought our car pressure washer would be fine mist enough.. its more of a uhhhh very painful spray that makes alot of mist around it...but you mean it has to be VERY fine mist? hard get.. lol

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-09-06

You need lots of dust for it to form properly

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