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Old 02-08-2010, 07:22 PM #1
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Question got some questions about a pressure washer for blowing snow!

ok so im in the market for a pressure washer to blow snow and im thinking of making one with a cat pump. but i have a question, if it says 5.0 gpm can the be adjusted down to say 4.0? and if it says max 5 hp for the motor can i run a 2 hp motor as long as it has the right rpms!?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:30 PM #2
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:50 PM #3
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im blowing it to make a jib park for snowboarding. snowboarding is a sport, this is the closest place to where i could post it...... smart ***
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:36 PM #4
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maybe you should include that info before being a douche.....
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:53 PM #5
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ok so im in the market for a pressure washer to blow snow and im thinking of making one with a cat pump. but i have a question, if it says 5.0 gpm can the be adjusted down to say 4.0? and if it says max 5 hp for the motor can i run a 2 hp motor as long as it has the right rpms!?
you could change the tip to restrict more flow. but you would have to messure all of that out if you really wanted to break it down

as far as dropping the horse power, no. it will not work that way.

i honestly don't think you understand that dynamics of making snow. you are going to have understand wet bulb charts and so on. their is more to it then buying a pressure washer and just leaving it on over night.
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im blowing it to make a jib park for snowboarding. snowboarding is a sport, this is the closest place to where i could post it...... smart ***
In that case to you, my b for being a dick
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you could change the tip to restrict more flow. but you would have to messure all of that out if you really wanted to break it down

as far as dropping the horse power, no. it will not work that way.

i honestly don't think you understand that dynamics of making snow. you are going to have understand wet bulb charts and so on. their is more to it then buying a pressure washer and just leaving it on over night.
thanks for the info but i do understand the procces of making snow and i have a bulb chart. im wondering becaus i want to me able to run one snowmaker off of a pressure washer but i want to be able to crank up the gpm to be able to hook a second one up. they both are rated a 2.3-4.0 gpm capabilities and if i hook up bothe to a 6.0 im thinking that will work but one blower on a 6.0 will blow apart. these are sm 4 types nothin like the slopes use. but i will have to have two compressor because mine i have will not handle two for sure
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:07 PM #8
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i actually have a small maker now. i am no were near the undertanding of being able to pick out nozzles and the like, that is confusing as all get out.
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haha glad we could reach an understanding. its cool man
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ive always wanted to make a snow maker

you guys have any websites with good info on how to do this?
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