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    Homemade snow machine

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    All you guys up north in the snow belt probably could not care less about this, But here in North Carolina we do not get alot of snow, So I figured out to make a snow machine out of galv pipe 1 oil nozz, and 2 natural gas orfices (Modded) out of a gas pack aldng with a pressure washer and a air compressor. Took alot of trial & error. But it made enough snow in three hours for the kids to go sleading the next morning. A good temp is 27* or below. I guess this is my hobby when im slow haha.. (I also made a hydrogen generator for the heck of it, just to see if I could... And it made fire!) ohhh Im board.

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    I'm more interested in things that get the snow out of my yard lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    I'm more interested in things that get the snow out of my yard lol
    Ditto

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    Cool, that would impress the cheet out of my neibors, as if they need it.
    Never argue with a crazy man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    I'm more interested in things that get the snow out of my yard lol
    Agreed.

    But it's still cool.

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    a couple of thousand more of those things, and you could open yourself a ski slope right there in Lillington. You'd probably make a ton of money, it seems like everybody I meet wants to see snow.

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    I wouldn't complain about a ski slope in my front yard. Well done!!

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    Check out gasification as a hobby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdblack View Post
    Check out gasification as a hobby...

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    I have thought of that,,, Right now I am into Blacksmithing with my 13 year old son (his idea). I built a coal forge and a RR track Anvil for him to get started with.. It keeps him off the Xbox, so im happy. He says he likes using his imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1HVACOWNER View Post
    I have thought of that,,, Right now I am into Blacksmithing with my 13 year old son (his idea). I built a coal forge and a RR track Anvil for him to get started with.. It keeps him off the Xbox, so im happy. He says he likes using his imagination.
    where on earth do you buy coal retail weight these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    where on earth do you buy coal retail weight these days?
    There is a town (wendell NC) that has a old farm supply store there and they still get a few train loads of coal per year from W. Virginia. I had to search to find a supplier. Looks like the place has been there since the 1920s. They sell it either by the truckload or by 50lb bags.

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    You can actually make a forge with one...I helped a guy at work figure out how to make/control a gasifier. Pretty neat stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    You can actually make a forge with one...I helped a guy at work figure out how to make/control a gasifier. Pretty neat stuff.
    If the fit ever hits the shan its a nice thing to know.

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