Plenty is still gonna determine what size of gun ya need, if yer near 185cfm, which i guess(hope) you are then u could make a shit load of snow if ya can get enough water into it..
A lot of the ones on the net with say 3 nozzles use higher pressure water to make them more efficiant as air costs a lot to make, so thety hope to make more snow with less air...
One nozzle usually at the bottom is the "nucleator" and in this goes the air and water which crates a fine mist which in turn will "seed" the water coming from the nozzles above each other. These, the water only nozzles would have a different flow rate, the one just above the nucleater will be on when the temps are at x, then when they drop low enough to allow more water the other nozzle would be turned on..
The nucleation nozzle mentoned above is just a y/t-gun with an internal mix, with extra water added to it for when the temps drop and a high pressure of water is there..
With high air and good water flow then something like this [www.ratnik.com
] but notice the pressure indicated on the water, if you have a good flow then [www.ratnik.com
] as these will make a better quality of snow and more at a lower temp...
For a nozzle get some pipe caps, thats what i have at the moment(undrilled), youl need a few, and start drilling, depending the water and air how big the hole/s will be and how many etc.. Thats where i'm at, so we're at the same stage, got the stuff, just need tae test so i can see what works(ie hole sizes).You can buy nozzles perfect for the job, but ya still need the info on yer air and how much water u have. Best make yer own, its more fun!
With lots of air, make the y-gun bigger, say with 1 inch or 1.5, and with the compressor ye have and a bigger water pump, say a Fire pump( about 500 aff ebay) then ya could open a run easy, if u had water. I could go and get one of those now, but nowhere to use it, only place i can get that water just now is off a hydrant, and its not cold enough tae open a resort in Clydebank, i have thought about dalmuir golf course as the burn there has good flow and the "wee drap" is steep with the burn at the bottom,lol.
One more thing,lol. have u a cooler on the compressor as lots of air heats up, sometimes too much tae make snow, another thing thats stumped me going big...
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 00.25hrs Mon 3 Dec 07 by growwild.