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ok so i got all my parts and was jsut wondering if there were any tips that you could give me to prevent freeze ups, or anything in general.
1) I use a garden hose for my air line and that keeps it from freezing closed most of the time. My 5/8 inch garden hose only froze once when I had run the snow gun for about 13 hours straight.
2) Point the gun with the wind because if you try to point it into the wind, the wind blows the snow back at the gun and freezes all the nozzles closed (NOT GOOD or SAFE).
3) If running your gun all night check it every hour to make sure nothing has gone crazy WRONG. Pulling all nighters is insane even though I have done it about a 1000 times (IT seems like forever!) and your always kinda funky feeling after drinking so much coffee. haha!
4) Have fun! WOOOHOOO! And play in the SNOW!!!
Yeah, dan brought up 2 good points that i've had problems with. First of all, When it's reallly cold out never stop your gun, unless you plan on ending the blowing and bring all the stuff inside. If you stop your gun even for a few seconds, the really cold air will freeze up nozzles and stuff causing you lots of hastle. Also, the point about blowing with the wind is critical. Like Dan said, if you blow agaisnt the wind all the stuff on your gun will start to freeze up. I've never had any problems with my air hose freezing though, and i just have a reglular 3/8 inch line.
Lastly, CHECK YOUR GUN at least once an hour. Sometimes something might be going wrong, and for example, the air is clogged. So, all your yummy snow is now covered in water and ice. Just keep an eye on the gun, you'd be surprised what can go wrong.
Hope that helps, it might some somewhat confusing and not very organized.. meh?
I like rule # 4 the BEST!
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