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01-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Back in the day I thought about building a a fair size rink and my uncle ( a volunteer firefighter) suggested
using a firetruck to create the base
The local fire department would empty their 2 trucks every couple of weeks because (as far as I know) the tanks would rust if the water was not changed.
So basically they had to dump the tanks somewhere and would usually just go down to the wharf and let er go.
So it may save some time and effort if you know anyone in the local fire deptartment who could possible help with the local rink. Just a suggestion.
Yup, we've been doing this for over 20 years. Usually we just use the truck to get a solid base.
OT: As far as I know (I'm a volunteer firefighter....) it doesn't have anything to do with rusting. I think we empty our truck once a year for maintenance.
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