Fake snow air cannon.

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My parents recently bought me at an auction some fake snow packets for $5. What I didn't realize was it was a few hundred packets for $5.

What I'm thinking now is to make an air cannon, similar to a confetti cannon, out of some plumbing fittings. Has anyone had any experience with this.

As far as a trigger I could go for just manually turning the valve. Actuated valve so the kiddies could press the button or possibly a DMX controlled actuator so the snow shoots in a particular part of the song.
 

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there is a few ways of doing it not that I would know ::)

check out youtube there is a few videos there. the ones I have done have been for a lot heavier things and would not work for fake snow unless your looking at flames also :D
 

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I may or may not have had some experience with potatoes.

I have seen some confetti shooters online using 1" pipe but I want to go bigger. Cause bigger is always better. Maybe with multiple outlets
 

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David_AVD said:
Compressed air and plastic fittings are not always a good mix.
Better than hairspray and a BBQ lighter.

Just watched some youtube video and 70psi seems ok for PVC. Lots of people seem to be working with that. I don't like there triggers though. Hitting the ball valve with a piece of timber.
 
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