Well, I have been doing lots of research about making a snow gun and have been talking to lots of people. Anyways, there is only 1 real important thing to building snow...
an air compressor.
You will need an air compressor that put's out at least 4 SCFM (CFM) @ 90 psi. Once you get this compressor, the only other things you need are a garden hose (water source) and cold temps! Basically that's it! It's very simple. I am awaiting the arrival of my air compressor.. I ordered it online last week, so it should be here this week. Then i will be able to test it! I'll put up some pictures of my snowgun that i built probably tomorrow..
Another good idea is to either buy a real big air hose like 1?2' or 5/8' or buy some pipe insulation and put is on your air hose.
The reason fo this is so that water will not condensate on the inside of your air hose then freeze. You don't want this to happen because the ice that builds up in you air hose can block the air hose up completely. Ending the snowmaking for the night.
Well I guess it was not my tping because for some reason I can not post the inches symble. So, here it is again use a 1/2 inch air hose or a 5/8 air hose to pevent freeze ups. 3/8 inch air hoses are fine but keep an eye on them.
Thanks for all the info youve given to my brother(Jason) and I about the snow guns. Youve been awesome. About the air hose insulation, how much does it cost and is their any way that we could insulate our hose with duct tape or something like that?
But if you can duck tap the air hose and water hose lines together an that should help some but if you buy some insulation I don't think you will have a problem. Maybe raping some old towels around the air hose.........
I think we'll probable try that when it gets cold. Now im going to head outside and take some more videos of the gun in action... we'll try to send you the videos. Thanks again for all the help.