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Old 12-22-2008, 07:06 AM   #1
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How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

I got bored, pulled out my bug sprayer last night, which I use to spray down my FMIC and Radiator at the track when I want to cool things off faster. Well, it was 7 degrees out last night so I figures, fill up the sprayer, throw it on mist and see if it would work, but I didnt see anything. I figured the water was too warm, even if it was cold tap water.

So this morning I stuck the bug sprayer in the fridge all night and when I woke up, put a shitload of ice into it and let it cool even more while I drank some coffee, woke up a bit and checked the news/stocks. Its 2* outside and the shit practically turns to ice on contact with the ground but wont fluff up to snow levels for me.

I am bitter right now and cold as hell.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

Sounds like you have the right idea, just not the volume of mist required. I've watched them "make" snow at a resort and its an unbelievable amount of water. Confine your spray to a very small area and see if that does it. Or maybe I'm comletely wrong. LOL
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

The only snow I've ever made has been yellow snow... Sounds interesting though.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

Please search next time

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...e+your+own+sno



I'm guessing it has to be cold as balls though, since the water would have to freeze in a matter of seconds. As a side note, wouldn't you think you'd need less water spread out farther? IDK, I've never made snow, but it's chemistry homie...
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:40 AM   #5
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

lol, is this what you've been doing during the days jason? I'd say it needs to be sprayed up in the air and a lot of it.... Lemme go grab a sprayer and we can just cover your yard in snow, ha you'd be the only one in clinton!

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Old 12-22-2008, 09:36 AM   #6
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

You should be working on a plan to jump start this global fucking warming thing. Where's Al Gore when you need him? What he needs to do is come over here so I can smack him with my semi frozen phallas in the side of the head while he recites "global warming is not real" 10,000 times or until my cock shatters. If you want to go spray something outside. Please make sure its some huge aerosol can of ozone eating shit. I'm trying to not have my balls clank together after being outside for 5.3 seconds.

Cold sucks. Snow sucks.

Winter sucks.

Hop too it EE.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:02 AM   #7
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

WOO HOOO! That right there built up a bit of steam don't ya think? How ever i have to agree 110% laying out in this crap working on a freakin car sucks... I had to come in for a bit to warm up so i could feel and make sure i still have my legs and fingers... Smash your finger in this weather you'll be cussin' for the next 4 months!

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:07 AM   #8
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

And that is why I am not working on my car in this weather. Just not worth it. 40 degrees is about the lowest I will work in. When its in Sunny and 5 degrees, yeah... no car work for me. hell its abut 5* out right now and that is not counting the wind chill factor.

I will be staying inside where its warm.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:12 AM   #9
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

Alright, being from WisCOWsin I can provide some insight.

Cold water won't freeze in the air. Boiling hot water however will.

How, you say?

It needs to be very cold with some wind. You boil the water, pour it in the cup and throw the water in the air. It'll freeze about half way up, and come down as snow.

With the bug sprayer, it would be pretty easy to get it vaporized. But the water needs to be BOILING hot.

The reason being, cold water the molecules are close together not really bouncing. They have little to no energy.......in this experiment.

Boiling hot water, has so much more energy that the molecules are bouncing around trying to bleed off the excess energy. So when you throw it in the air, the air breaks up the water so then it can bounce even more as there isn't as much water for the molecules to collide with. They basically separate from the rest of the water and POOF.

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:17 AM   #10
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

I've seen videos of that but in -24 degree weather, I figured, get it cold but oh well. Its not something we did in science class or anything in So Cal... as the temp rarely drops below freezing hehe.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #11
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

They sell those nozzles separately. That would make one hell of a meth injection nozzle setup. Probably a great nozzle seeing as it has to create such a fine pattern of spray. Not to mention they flow like hell.
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

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It needs to be very cold with some wind. You boil the water, pour it in the cup and throw the water in the air. It'll freeze about half way up, and come down as snow.


You just want people to throw boiling water on themselves huh?
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:35 AM   #13
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:00 PM   #14
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

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But, just to give support what he says is the troof'. Science = <3.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:39 PM   #15
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Re: How cold does it have to be to make your own snow?

The best setup for home snow making is to first build a sno gun. Then you need to attach your pressure washer to it along with a hose from an air line. You cant make snow without the right mixture of air and water. There are two types; internal mix and external mix, internal is the easiest.
A simple home rig looks like this: http://www.snowathome.com/free_plans...ternal_mix.php

The ideal tempatures would be between 5-24 degrees. If its too cold it wont work.
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