1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
    auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101

Snow Machine??

Discussion in 'The Family Room' started by mr3oh7, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. mr3oh7

    mr3oh7 New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ballajura
    I'm starting to prepare for next year already and I was thinking of making snow machine...the basic design is a blower, some sprinklers that spray foam, with a cloth bag over them that the air blows into. I have done a bit of research (not a lot as you can gather).


    Has anyone done this or got any tips?
     
  2. Variflex

    Variflex New Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Penrith
    I'm watching this threads its great interest but being a true newbie I'm leaning towards a commercial unit at the moment
     
  3. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,133
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Elderslie
    Find Me On:
  4. bbayjohn

    bbayjohn Senior Elf

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Batemans Bay
    Find Me On:
    I did once see a diy youTube clip on a snow machine. Might have been on lot forums if. Not here
     
  5. lizardking

    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gold Coast
    Find Me On:
    the problem isnt the snow machine cost its the cost of the solution i have been told you can use any dish washing liquid you just have to play with the concerntration here is the best video i have found on the type of diy snow machine bubble blower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI4YJbikGvA
     
  6. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,133
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Elderslie
    Find Me On:
    and that is why we make our own juice

    Steve's Mix Rob's Mix Alec Mix
    Bubble 60ml 120ml 450ml
    ISO 90ml 240ml 500ml
    Water 4850ml 4 Liters 8 Liters


    I use Steve's mix on my one
     
  7. OP
    OP
    mr3oh7

    mr3oh7 New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ballajura
    I have seen that video and a few others...


    BensChristmasLights - did you rent the unit or do you own it? Your wording suggest you don't have it anymore or that it didn't last, I was just curious as I have seen quite a few around the $100 mark on ebay and with all cheap things on ebay you wonder about the quality and life span of them, (I have been burnt, but really cant complain with the price I paid)
     
  8. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,133
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Elderslie
    Find Me On:
    I own it and I am think about getting another one so I can have snow in 2 corners. I hire nothing for my display.

    the same one I own will cost you $40 a day to hire and at the 6 days I used it I would have paid more for it that way
     
  9. lizardking

    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gold Coast
    Find Me On:
    Thanks for the info Ben i looked into building my own but for that price i will just buy one and with steves fluid on board it makes it affordable
     
  10. Superman

    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Ipswich-QLD
    Find Me On:
    Buy one. I have the same one Ben has as well. they are great and its really easy to make the mix.
     
  11. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,133
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Elderslie
    Find Me On:
    yes make the mix as I went through over 80lt this year
     
  12. lizardking

    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gold Coast
    Find Me On:
    yeah 50 for 5 ltrs to buy is just ridiculous
     
  13. Superman

    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Ipswich-QLD
    Find Me On:
    I had 3 jaycar one's the previous year and the one new one from DJ city outperformed all 3 of them.
    I went thru up to 20lt's of Juice every night as it ran every 3 mins for 3 mins during a song.
     
  14. djgra79

    djgra79 Senior Elf Generous Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Cranbourne West
    Find Me On:
    Do you have these controlled at all (and if so, how?) or just plug in and let them go during the entire show?
     
  15. lizardking

    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gold Coast
    Find Me On:
    they have a controller i think you can just set time on and time off so say 1 min on 2 min off
     

Share This Page