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post #31 of 52
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You make your own snow?  Amazing.  I love it.


Yep -- I am the big goon of the neighborhood. While others are trying to sleep I am out firing up the compressor and pressure washer.

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Edited by MidwestPete - 12/12/11 at 9:41am
post #32 of 52
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Yep - definitely cool! Reminds me of the Jonny Mosely Playstation game from 10 years ago where you have the option of skiing in the city, jumping off bridges, etc...



WOW, I remember that game.  Too bad a skiing game never took off, for a while those snowboarding games where HUGE, skiing should have tried harder to tap into the video game market

post #33 of 52
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WOW, I remember that game.  Too bad a skiing game never took off, for a while those snowboarding games where HUGE, skiing should have tried harder to tap into the video game market

 

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I wish one would come up for the X-Box 360.  The graphics on the skiing games of the past are pretty simple. We have the wii ski game but that isn't even like skiing. I don't think I ever passed my ski class in that one.

 

We have a Shaun White game -- I just pretend I am on skis.

 

I purchased the Bode Miller game, but I usually can't turn tight enough and ski off course.
 

 

post #34 of 52
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It's raining and it's supposed to rain all night -- my beautiful snow -- it's melting, melting...

 

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post #35 of 52

So what do you use exactly?
 

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Yep -- I am the big goon of the neighborhood. While others are trying to sleep I am out firing up the compressor and pressure washer.

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post #36 of 52
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I bought a snow gun from SNOWATHOME. Then an air compressor from Sears -- I already had a pressure washer and hose. I've probably had it for 5 or so years now.

 

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post #37 of 52
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I am making snow in my front yard right now.

 

Dec 16, 2011 (below pic)  

 

I had a yard full of fluffy natural snow until a couple days of rain and 40+ degree temps. mad.gif

 

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Edited by MidwestPete - 12/16/11 at 8:51am
post #38 of 52

Cool, thanks!  We're patiently awaiting snow, but it has to get colder here first!

post #39 of 52
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Cool, thanks!  We're patiently awaiting snow, but it has to get colder here first!

I just shut mine off - temps are about 30 now. Made for 3 hours --- I could have started earlier but I don't want to upset the neighbors!
 

 

post #40 of 52
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Our local W.R.O.D. today -- actually the snow was super fast and soft!

 

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Also cold enough to start making snow in my own yard again.

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post #41 of 52
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I am making snow in my front yard right now.

 

Dec 16, 2011 (below pic)  

 

I had a yard full of fluffy natural snow until a couple days of rain and 40+ degree temps. mad.gif

 

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Ice on the tree, no bueno man lol. Ive been doing snowmaking on the large scale for about the last month and a half. Not really a fun job but it pays. Does your gun have any icing issues? Do you have to check it quite a bit? What temps can you blow snow at and when do you start blowing ice?

post #42 of 52
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No icing issues unless it is really windy - then every once in a while I have to go knock an icicle from the nozzles.  I can blow snow at about 29 degrees (depending on humidity).  

 

I really don't have to check it except to make sure it isn't drifting on the neighbors yard/driveway. For some reason not everyone likes snow.

 

Actually I think I would enjoy your job - want to trade?

post #43 of 52

Haha, if you want to get soaked in the middle of the night, fall on your a** all the time, deal with frozen hoses, 480v power, change your clothes every hour, and stay up all night be my guest lol. Were just about done now though, just gotta make two or three more whales for the park. It is pretty fun when everything is working right, that doesn't happen very much. It is impressive when you get 0* and 60+% humidity, run the guns wide open, and make 5ft+ tall whales in a night.

post #44 of 52
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Just turned my gun off -- this is my small whale from about 4 hours of running.

 

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post #45 of 52

I'd be interested in hearing more about your neighbors.  

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I'd be interested in hearing more about your neighbors.  



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post #47 of 52
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That's what I say!  Actually they are all pretty nice -- plus I am a lot bigger than they!snowfalling.gif

 

post #48 of 52
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Winter returns to the Midwest -- took this pic today.

 

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post #49 of 52
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55 degrees today but snow still pretty good -- snow is in the forecast tomorrow.

 

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post #50 of 52
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Oh yeah -- had 10 inches of snow in Omaha today!  Pretty wet and heavy, but it finally snowed again.

post #51 of 52
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Today in the Omaha area...

 

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post #52 of 52
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Went show-shoeing this morning -- the trees looked like they were from How the Grinch stole Christmas.

 

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