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Old 12-21-2019, 05:40 PM   #11
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as i said START here, looks like water doesnt it, wouldnt take much to change the parameters...
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:52 PM   #12
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as i said START here, looks like water doesnt it, wouldnt take much to change the parameters...
I used Crystal clear calking to make a waterfall.
It worked nice but the claim about staying clear is false as it turned to a amber color in about 6 months.
Still looks OK but it is amber now.

One could take wax paper and apply the calking to make water spray. But I don't see how one could make it look like it is shooting/moving out from the hose.

How would you accomplish that?
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:55 PM   #13
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i think the way to do is to coat a piece of wire with acrylic, same thing they use for artificial water in clear pitchers for artificial plant decoration. insert it into the end of the hose, instant water stream...
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Old 12-21-2019, 06:12 PM   #14
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Page 8 of THE ROCK link

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Old 12-21-2019, 07:29 PM   #15
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I've been examining the video and came away with this ....

The "water spout" is not lighted. It's just whitish/clear strands - a little darker near the hose nozzle where they're closely bound together.

I believe the movement is achieved by forced air. When the strands go limp, you can see they are not stiff enough to hold their own weight. Yet, they don't fall to the ground. So I think one (or more) strands continue past the visible end tied into the building. That's needed to to hold them in position while in the air stream. And it would appear the air flow is coming from the building itself.

My best guess from the video.
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:51 PM   #16
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Thanks again guys. Keep the comments coming. We've been researching YouTube videos to see what other people have been done. I welcome all the inputs and comments because they will all contribute to our final design.

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Old 12-24-2019, 11:14 AM   #17
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Recently, I've seen 3D printing pens on FB that might be a possibility. They can be used in any direction, vertically and horizontally. It appears that all colors including clear are available.
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:04 PM   #18
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Water from a firehose is not going to be clear... it's aerated, and disperses as it hits a structure. So you could use resin to model a skinny tree trunk and branches-esk water column and airbrush it milky white with long striations along it one shade darker with a drop of gray. cement the "water" to a structure with CA, and hook the hose to its base.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:50 PM   #19
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Pat;

I think it's going to be hard to beat your original link.

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Maybe make streams using a hot glue gun and clear glue. You might have to develop a technique to get what you want...just an idea..

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