I am a beginner to snow making so i have a few questions:
Wat Kind of gun is best for me?
What other stuff do I have to buy becides the part for the gun?
How much might this all cost?
And Can you do this during the summer or does it have to be a certain temperature?
(its actually a restaurant in Peurto Rico)
Snowmaking is only possible with temperatures between about 20-30 degrees. (That is why this cult is not very active right now).
One thing that is required for any type of snow gun is an air compressor. YOu need to have a compressor that puts out 4 cfm(scfm) @ 90 psi. This can be purchased for about 200 USD.
The most common gun for a beginner is a tee gun. this is easy to build and use and costs about 30 bucks to build. for this gun all you need is a garden hose and an air compressor.
or, if you want to go all out, you can build a more complex gun. this can cost over 150 dollars to build but can make much more snow. you also need a pressure washer(about 300 bucks) to use a more complex gun.
i would recommend the tee gun until you have a good understanding of snowmaking though. i think ive answered all your questions? haha. and look through these threads to fid plans for the different types of guns too. check out dan's(snowmaking2003) website too.
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