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Ten year old boy builds a snow machine! Answered

"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
pbpenguin5

12 years ago

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
cclarke5

Reply 9 years ago

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
dragonsniper

Reply 9 years ago

my thoughts exactly

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dragonsniper
dragonsniper

9 years ago

please post the results on how that worked out

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skidad1973
skidad1973

12 years ago

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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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Go kiddy!!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

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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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

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

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

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

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

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
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

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
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

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
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

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