ICEBOX® Igloo Tool
Using the ICEBOX® Tool
The pivot pole length adjusts as you build up igloo block layers. For that reason, the tool helps you easily and reliably make a complete and habitable igloo dome. To use the tool, first set the tool in place with the clamps on the tool form. Next, fill the tool form with snow which results in the snow forming interlocking ice crystals as it is packed causing the blocks to become stable.
Pack the snow in the form as it is shoveled in. This will therefore help to mold and attach the new igloo block to the previous layer and adjacent igloo block. Once the form is packed, unclamp it. Next, adjust the pole to the next position and repeat the process. Now, at each layer, adjust the pole 1 adjustment per layer. As you build it up, the blocks create a ramp, therefore as the pole is spun around the layers will spiral up. Once the top is in, the magic happens as the tool changes to support adding snow to the top of the igloo.
The Igloo Tool Kit Includes
Your kit will include a pole with 8 adjustments, therefore there is 1 adjustment for each igloo block height layer. Adjust the pole length while you build your igloo for the correct domed catenary shape is achieved. The pole is also key to support the weight of the snow and form while packing the snow.
After finishing 6 rows of the igloo you remove the outside of the form as the wall is now certainly leaning in far enough so the snow can be packed from the outside.
The snow only needs to hold its form well enough to stay in place until you start the next block. 8 total rows are built including the final cap.Build igloo