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Over the past week we have had:1. a small snow storm 2 inches or so, followed by a mix of rain and freezing rain.2. 1 foot of snow two days later3. another foot of snow over the weekend.I was out of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 15.

looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
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So it has been incredibly mild here in the Boston area over the past week or so. We had a leak in our liner and have lost a heck of a lot of ice / water. We are now at a point where we have some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Jan 21.

rink lights
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I am looking for ideas for rink lighting. This is only our second year building a rink, we don't have much in the way of lighting other than a shop light.Our rink is ~150 feet from the house but we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH Jan 7.

 

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Frank replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Tips for dealing with shell ice
"I am also dealing with shell ice for the first time. Thanks Chris for sharing your experiences, I'm not sure that I can get away with taking an iron to the ice just yet. My 10 year old did a partial clear of snow/rain/slush while I was out of…"
Jan 8
LaSHOOOOSH replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"Looks great! Nicely done."
Jan 7
Chad Hodgkins replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"Wow! That looks awesome!  Love the way the lights lean in over the rink.  Looks like great place to skate.  "
Jan 7
Frank replied to Wes's discussion Leaves, Sticks, and other Debris
"We don't worry much about leaves, sticks and debris that are frozen into the ice. If they are frozen in and there is enough ice over them they won't do much harm. We do try to clear the debris from the top of our ice, I often go out with…"
Jan 7
Frank replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"I went with those amazon lights on 10ft electrical conduit that are held up using the nice rink brackets. I managed to complete the project just before the snow storm hit us here in Boston today. I'm pretty happy with the…"
Jan 7
Frank replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"Thanks guys, I went out and bought some cheap electrical conduit that fits into the nice rink brackets. I have those lights coming from amazon in the next day or so. I hope to get it all setup this weekend, I'll post a pic when its all rigged…"
Jan 3
Frank replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Your thoughts on rink rakes?
"Daniel's hanger zamboni is an awesome design. I prefer to cover more surface area with a single pass so I built one using a 5 gallon bucket and some pvc pipe, its ~4 foot wide. PVC is easy to work with, you can get everything you need from…"
Jan 3
Frank replied to Henry Gourdeau's discussion Flooding and leaks- anyone ever use white Flex Seal?
Jan 3
Daniel robitaille replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"I hang 3 strings of Christmas lights across the back side of my rink in the middle I have a 16 foot 2X4 to keep them up high, Some years I hang Colour Christmas Spots up for more lights But I cheat as I have a Streetlight just off the back yard I…"
Jan 2
Chad Hodgkins replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"I put flood lights on top of 16' 4x4's.  I also have one mounted to a tree branch and some hanging lights.  Photos of the set up are here and here.  I spent a little extra on LED floods.   This…"
Jan 2
LaSHOOOOSH replied to Frank's discussion rink lights
"I used four $10 each Walmart clear flood lights and mounted mine on a 4x4 post on a stake in the ground. The ground wasn't frozen when I set mine up."
Jan 1
Frank replied to Steven's discussion March is fast approaching...how are your rinks holding up?
"In the Boston area - I have had a pool of water for the past week or so. Going to take it down this weekend. "
Mar 4, 2016
Frank replied to Christopher Lane's discussion Everyone in North East, how are you holding up with the thaw?
"Much the same story ~400 miles to your west in the Boston area. After temps as high as 60f/15c last weekend we had some over night lows that allowed the rink to freeze up enough that the kids were able to skate yesterday (when the high was 38f/3c).…"
Feb 24, 2016
Frank replied to Rick's discussion First time rink builder
"The bucketboni has been working really well. We still have ice after the 50F rain storm on Tuesday. I am not sure how much skating we have left in this season. Its set to warm up considerably over the weekend. It has been a great first season for…"
Feb 18, 2016
Frank replied to Rick's discussion First time rink builder
"flooding under flood lights... my wife has completely written me off...  her: "it's a good thing it's not cold out because otherwise this would seem insane... I feel like this has gone over the line from hobby to…"
Feb 12, 2016
Frank replied to Rick's discussion First time rink builder
"Thanks Rick! I added a bunch of extra holes (went from 8 to 14) in the pvc diffuser / rake. I also put a whole bunch of extra holes in the buckets lid. Then I cut my towel in half and put grommets in it per Christophers suggestion. The end result is…"
Feb 12, 2016

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