Shutting Down Your Snow Making System
When you are ready to shut the system down follow these steps.
1. Close the water valve on the snow gun. This is very important to do this first.
2. Shut off the water supply at the spigot. Remove your hose from the spigot -- vitally important.
3. Shut off the compressor. Allow the air pressure to bleed down before disconnecting the air hose from the gun or compressor, by keeping the air valve open. Now, turn the air valve off after the air stops coming out.
4. Disconnect both water hose from the tripod and the air hose from the snow gun. Open the water valve on the snow gun to purge any remaining water from the gun. Now, remove the snow gun from the tripod, and bring it inside. Water will come out of the tripod, but will remain in the hose. You will need to drain off the water from the hose by lifting up one end much higher than the other and letting the water out. Bring the hose inside once drained so it doesn't freeze. Collapse the tripod and bring it inside. Roll up the air-hose and bring it inside.
That's it, you're now ready to store your snow gun until your next snowmaking session. We highly recommend that you store your snow gun and all hoses inside to prevent freeze ups.
NOTE: There are risks involved in this procedure and you must make yourself aware of them before operating your snow gun. WHDH-TV cannot be held responsible for any injuries, accidents or misuse of this experiment.