A specialized nozzle for a water hose that injects air creating a fine mist that under the right conditions makes snow!
This design comes from [www.snowathome.com/free_plans/SAH-SG_t-type_internal_mix.php snowathome.com] and is the simplest one they have a design for.
- ¼” cap - QTY 1
- 6” x nipple - QTY 1
- ¼” x Tee - QTY 1
- ¼” x 90 DEG street elbow - QTY 1
- ¼” close nipple - QTY 1
- ¼” mini ball valve - QTY 1
- 2” x nipple - QTY 1
- ¼”female x ½”male bushing - QTY 1
- ½”female to Garden - QTY 1
- Quick connect air fitting - QTY 1
Total Cost: $34.33
- Use teflon tape on all connections.
- Use a 7/64" drill bit to put a hole in the cap.
- We had to use a 5/32" bit due to a lack of the one called for. We can always bore it out further if needed.
- First test at ~60psi in less than ideal conditions yielded a very fine mist of water that moved with the breeze. Considered a success. --strages (talk) 22:24, 23 November 2012 (CST)
- Second test at multiple psi levels with varying amounts of water settings yielded falling very fine ice crystals. Accumulation on vehicles was acheived. Further success was likely dependent on lower temperatures. Need to try different sized holes in end caps next. --strages (talk) 06:33, 24 November 2012 (CST)
- Bought a couple more end caps so we can experiment with different size holes. Also picked up a 7/64" bit so we can be exact to the provided instructions. Next test slated to begin around 12am. --strages (talk) 17:30, 24 November 2012 (CST)
- Third test using the 7/64" nozzle and hot water yielded mediocre results, but this is mostly due to wanting instant gratification. Apparently the process takes some time due to the nucleated water particles. After letting it run with the 5/32" nozzle and regular temperature water for a couple hours we have seen a bit of accumulation but only nearer to the nozzle. The tell tale crunch of snow under foot was pretty evident. Repositioned the nozzle to blow parallel to the ground and are continuing to let it run. --strages (talk) 01:23, 25 November 2012 (CST)
- Final result is a dusting over a large area with higher concentration near the nozzle. Need to work on increasing concentration in a smaller area. --strages (talk) 07:09, 25 November 2012 (CST)