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12-19-2010, 09:02 PM
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Did you just send me a message on Facebook? if not try the tape for tyvek. at a building supply.
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lots of folks are adding their pics and videos to my facebook group so if you want to add your rink or get ideas on how to make a rink join the group

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actually I'm in Joliet, but nobody knows where that's at.
jake and elwood live there!!

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*sigh* Damn Vancouver's temperate climate. I can never make a perfect rink! We tried during one of the colder winter's two years ago, it almost worked.

This winter is supposed to be the coldest one in 50 years, so here's hoping to a beauty rink.
You think it'll get cold enough for the Lost Lagoon to freeze over? ...unlikely right?

Actually Trout Lake is more "likely"... hmmm... we can always hope eh? LOL


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Weather keeps Moncton's 8 neighbourhood outdoor rinks and 4 park rinks closed.
Neighbourhood rinks is a great program. The neighbourhood provides the volunteers the city provides the pipes, boards and lights.
http://timestranscript.canadaeast.co...rticle/1366570


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I'll be starting my rink in about 2 weeks in Pickering ON Canada. I have been waiting for this thaw before I do mine.

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I have been building my back boards (cost me 180 dollars) and I have found hockey liner 40 by 60 at home depot for 175 after taxes

I have a old pool liner cardboard and 6 foot wide 6mil liner which ill roll out and duct tape together I will also use old news papers in place them sobeys bags to help soften any hard spots where rocks or the smallest pieces of glass may seek to destroy my project

The hockey gods are smiling I am almost done of the preps to build it.
(Winter comes late and stays late in nova scotia) I hope!!!

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Hey I got my Boards installed. Dug down a foot n a half through mud to i plant them will nail the rest together tomorrow and plant a few support beams for the weight of the water ice snow . Thank god it is just one side to secure as I dug down into the ground to make my rink so most of my rink will actually supporter by earth as well as by my boards.

A huge storm is coming up the east coast and we here expect up to 30 cm of snow which is a great way to kick start winter freeze over!

Picking up my liner tomorrow as well!

After a yr of landscaping I will finally have my own rink in my back yard for me and the kids to skate on !!!

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Hey I got my Boards installed. Dug down a foot n a half through mud to i plant them will nail the rest together tomorrow and plant a few support beams for the weight of the water ice snow . Thank god it is just one side to secure as I dug down into the ground to make my rink so most of my rink will actually supporter by earth as well as by my boards.

A huge storm is coming up the east coast and we here expect up to 30 cm of snow which is a great way to kick start winter freeze over!

Picking up my liner tomorrow as well!

After a yr of landscaping I will finally have my own rink in my back yard for me and the kids to skate on !!!
Packing that down now to add to my base. After that all we will need is COLD! (and a few waterings)

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got my liner and i anticipate placing it in the rink tonight!

Once placed ill start to flood it!

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So I had no idea about that freaky thaw we were going to get the week after Christmas and New Years. My rink finally completely froze, I put two more layers on it to get it just right, and just as it was ready to go the whole freaking thing thawed out. I had a backyard swimming pool, it was ridiculous. Then, we had warmer than usual temps and snow for about two weeks, so the top froze just a little and then it was covered in snow. I could not shovel the snow off until the rink froze completely, (the snow insulated the surface, making it take much longer to freeze) and by the time the rink was completely solid all the snow had created a very rough surface. So far it has snowed on and off since New Years, so every time I try to put a new layer on it ends up with snow/slush on it and freezes rough. I just put another layer on this morning, and I'm hoping the snow holds off long enough to freeze nice and smooth.

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Minnesota guy here trying to flood my pond for hockey. My outside faucet is frozen and I wasn't able to blow dry it open it. So any place I could hook up a hose inside my house or other methods to unfreeze my faucet.

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Mine is flooded and i am hoping to get a 2nd layer of ice on it tonight

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just resurfaced my rink using a storage container which i filled about 20 times to resurface my 35 by 55 foot rink

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Minnesota guy here trying to flood my pond for hockey. My outside faucet is frozen and I wasn't able to blow dry it open it. So any place I could hook up a hose inside my house or other methods to unfreeze my faucet.
go to menards or home depot, look in the plumbing section (faucets) you should be able to find a thread adapter, that will go from your kitchen faucet (you will have to remove the aerator, its the little screen) to a garden hose thread. good luck!

Also don't use a torch to thaw your faucet, I have been to too many house fires to count from people using torches to thaw frozen pipes.

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Minnesota guy here trying to flood my pond for hockey. My outside faucet is frozen and I wasn't able to blow dry it open it. So any place I could hook up a hose inside my house or other methods to unfreeze my faucet.
Kettle of hot water should work to thaw it out. Afterward you could build an insulated box around it and add a heat tape if the residual house heat won't heat it enough.

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Minnesota guy here trying to flood my pond for hockey. My outside faucet is frozen and I wasn't able to blow dry it open it. So any place I could hook up a hose inside my house or other methods to unfreeze my faucet.
I hooked up a Y adapter to the hot water spigot for my washer in the basement, and hooked up my hose to that. That way I can layer on hot water, which seems to work better at smoothing the ruts. Highly recommend that if you can do it.

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for the frozen spigot, you might want to look into installing a frost free spigot.

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How long does it normally take to flood it? I've been flooding mine for around 5-6 hours now and only the bottom part has enough water, there isn't even any water at the top. My yard isn't very level though (tried my best to level it with snow, but even that wasn't enough).

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mine takes about 24-26 hrs. its 36x56. its 4-5" thick. the last 5-8 feet of the one end is about 10-11" thick though. and I'm on a city main but I live on a dead end so the water pressure sucks.

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Wow, I've got quite a lot of time ahead of me I guess. I think I'm up to around 10 hours now, the very edge of the high side still doesn't have any ice on it.

Would it be safe to leave it flooding for 4 hours without checking on it? (I go to bed at around 1am, and others in my family wake up at 5am.) I normally check on it every hour or two, although nothing has gone wrong yet.

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well you could, if you feel comfortable with leaving it. if its been 10 hours and you are still not even close I think you'll be safe.

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my rink too 2 1/2 days to fill.

35 by 60 feet plus the deepest end is 9 inches

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