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    Assuming the snow won't be on constantly, could you use an air compressor with a line ran into the sock to blow the snow fluid through? You'd have to make sure to use a relativly low pressure and only keep it on for a short amount of time so the compressor could keep up.
    The advantage would be that this unit would pack small since you'd only have two hoses running to the sock... the pump could be a short distance away and the compressor could be as far away as you want. The whole package could mount right to the front of a fan (oscellating?) to blow the snow away.

    I have no experience in this so this may be way off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob View Post
    Assuming the snow won't be on constantly, could you use an air compressor with a line.
    I'll try the 'pressor... as an easy source of air - but I don't suspect having it running during a party - just for "snow" will be nice.
    I'll have a look at the fan - I really think I could probably retrofit a hairdryer to the front of a bigass fan like one of these might do the trick.. certainly should get some coverage.
    I saw one at the local junk shop for about $10... so should be easy enough to try...
    and butchering a hairdryer (when the wife isn't looking ;) ) might be an option too :roll:
    The fun of experimenting...

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    Do we know for sure what kind of fabric the sock is made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob View Post
    Do we know for sure what kind of fabric the sock is made of?
    Think blue jean material but much lighter and more porus.
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    Not they same type of snow but Make magazine has an article this month on how to make a snow machine (water not soap).
    For an overview:
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/201...e_and_sno.html
    About $90 in parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveit1 View Post
    Not they same type of snow but Make magazine has an article this month on how to make a snow machine (water not soap).
    For an overview:
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/201...e_and_sno.html
    About $90 in parts.
    Thanks, I have had those plans for a few years now, but it is not doable in Phoenix. (except for a few nights a year).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmulvenna View Post
    Thanks, I have had those plans for a few years now, but it is not doable in Phoenix. (except for a few nights a year).
    Not really doable here in Florida either. Well maybe one or two nights as well otherwise I would have built it by now.

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    I like the idea of fake snow because it quickly evaporates. With over 60 inches of snow here in Iowa already, I don't need to add ANY more real stuff to the yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmulvenna View Post
    Thanks, I have had those plans for a few years now, but it is not doable in Phoenix. (except for a few nights a year).
    Quote Originally Posted by Braveit1 View Post
    Not really doable here in Florida either. Well maybe one or two nights as well otherwise I would have built it by now.
    I can only do it 3 or 4 times a year (average) in north western Oregon.

    BUT . . . it sure is fun watching the double takes as people drive by those 3 of 4 time a year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob View Post
    I like the idea of fake snow because it quickly evaporates. With over 60 inches of snow here in Iowa already, I don't need to add ANY more real stuff to the yard.
    I agree with you -- I'm just north and we've got plenty of the stuff, too.

    But it is fun to listen to the "amateurs" about having "snow" on the yard!

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