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Snow Making in backyard

This season I have been wanting to build some sort of box in my backyard. I have a couple of problems. One is I don't have a hill, so i would have to build a drop in, and the other is snow. Where I live we only get a couple inches of snow not very often. I have thought of buying a snow maker but not sure how to go about it. The one I am considering buying is at sn snowmaking SN Snowmaking - SNS EasySnow Home Snowmaker. Can someone please give me some help and details.
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If you have access to a truck then your best bet is to hit up your local hockey rink for snow and shavings when they empty the zamboni

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as he said, hit up your local rink. i have no hill in my yard either, but i just went and stole some pallets from a store. Just stack them and then get a peice of wood or something as the ramp.
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Just spray your yard with water from the hose at night. When you wake up, it will be snow.
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$340 for that is a bit steep imo. Im actually looking to try to set something up once i get around to it. Few nozzles, waterline, airline, couple check valves, right temp.

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Just spray your yard with water from the hose at night. When you wake up, it will be snow.
Im pretty sure it will be ice.
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I tried doing this before. My air compressor is too weak though. If you want to do more than waste a lot of time and stress yourself out, buy a very powerful, quality air compressor and water pressurizer thing. Make that the first thing you do, if you don't already have one.

The SNS looks like a rip off. If you want to buy something quality, go here SNOWatHOME . They've been around for a while and you can definately trust them.

Otherwise, make it yourself. Do research there are forums dedicated to snowmaking.


i think you can also buy astro turf or some shiz like that and just wet it but that looks hella gay imo.
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I did some research and ended up at SnowStorm Snowmaking- Home Snowmaker Kits- Build a Snow Gun. The snow makers are not as expensive as the first one I was considering and you only need a garden hose and air compressor. For the drop in ramp how tall should a drop in be. I was thinking around 6ft because I have a very small hill that could be a roll in. I want to have a fairly mid size box and a decent jump and landing. What do you think?
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Im pretty sure it will be ice.


haha yea well maybe he lives on the eastcoast so it's snow to him.
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all you need is a spray nozzle that they have at car washes and you could get nozzles like them at home depot and you need an air compressor and a garden hose and you have yourself a snow maker.
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