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* First test at ~60psi in less than ideal conditions yielded a very fine mist of water that moved with the breeze.  Considered a success. --[[User:Strages|strages]] ([[User talk:Strages|talk]]) 22:24, 23 November 2012 (CST)
 
* First test at ~60psi in less than ideal conditions yielded a very fine mist of water that moved with the breeze.  Considered a success. --[[User:Strages|strages]] ([[User talk:Strages|talk]]) 22:24, 23 November 2012 (CST)
 
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* 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. --[[User:Strages|strages]] ([[User talk:Strages|talk]]) 06:33, 24 November 2012 (CST)
  
  
 
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Revision as of 06:33, 24 November 2012

Creator:
strages
Status:
awaiting testing
Born On:
21:41, 23 November 2012 (CST)
Last Updated:
06:33, 24 November 2012 (CDT)

Overview

A specialized nozzle for a water hose that injects air creating a fine mist that under the right conditions makes snow!

SG T-Type

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.

BoM

  • 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

Assembly

SAH SG T Type parts.jpg SAH SG TType.jpg

  • 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.

Pics

Testing

  • 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)