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11 mil liner
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Hi,I've bought 6 mil liners in the past from Ironsleek and other local vendors.  I came across a heavy duty 11 mil liner on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Nov 30.

Winter 2017-2018
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Thoughts on this winter?  I've been searching around and it seems like the great lakes might be in for a colder, snowier winter than last (although still warmer than normal). Anyone seeing any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eileen Dec 6.

Happy January Thaw!
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To all my Great Lakes brothers and sisters.Here is my forecast for the next 10 days:Gave the rink a long last look before shutting off the lights this evening.Probably start on all of the projects…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 28.

 

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Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Jealous.  I will keep that in mind for future fills.  This year I was actually relieved to put the fill off.  I really wasn't ready and need/ed to do more work on the frame.  I had some leaks during my inaugural season last…"
Dec 6
Brian replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Yes, we filled on Saturday. It skinned over last night.  Temps in the teens the next few nights will put us on track to skate within 5 days. Most of your ice build up occurs at night so even though you see daytime temps this week in high…"
Dec 6
Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Hey, Brian:  Did you already fill?  I see your profile photo and notice you are in Chicago too."
Dec 5
Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Thanks Brian.  I thought I was going to be filling tomorrow or Thursday but the current forecast has me putting it off until next week.  Kids are disappointed but I probably need the time to work more on the frame anyway."
Dec 5
Brian replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"the foam that you use to insulate pipes has worked well for me. cost around $1.20 for 8 foot section"
Dec 5
Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Makes sense, thanks!"
Nov 30
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"inside and under the liner work best as the water can't push them out of the way Always try for inside first, if you are on the outside the ICE can push it away, if it inside there is no where for it to go"
Nov 30
Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Thanks Daniel,      Would these bags of soil be inside the frame and under the liner or outside the frame?  Eileen"
Nov 30
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion 11 mil liner
"Price is a bit high but it is thicker, I get mine 7mil here each year http://backyardrink.com/ This site also has a shop link http://shop.mybackyardicerink.com/ Yes you can reuse a liner year after year however having tried I found it never goes…"
Nov 30
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"You could run some 2X4 or 1X6 along the inside to fill the gaps before putting the liner in. I wanted the top of my board to be level so I dug the high spots and put in it in the low spots. I've also run 1X6 on the inside for larger opening,…"
Nov 30
Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"This is my second year.  Using NiceRink brackets/stakes with 16 inch OSB boards.  Last year the rink was 20X40 and this year expanded to 24X44.  My yard is overall sloped along the length of the frame but also within the yard it…"
Nov 29
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11 mil liner

Hi,I've bought 6 mil liners in the past from Ironsleek and other local vendors.  I came across a heavy duty 11 mil liner on Ebay from ice-rink-tarps.Anyone have experience with liners from this vendor?  Or, liners of this thickness?  Of course I'm intrigued by the sellers description of being able to use this multiple years...…See More
Nov 22
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Depending on how big you could just get bags of topsoil and build on top then reuse the topsoil in the spring Pallets work well and cost little just pull a few a part to fill in save of Plywood, Cover with old carpet so no sharp edges "
Nov 21
Marnie replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Hello I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me. I pushed my rink back this year and I need to level it out on the lowest end. A friend suggested wooden pallets with ply wood overtop. I would prefer not to have to bring in fill. Thoughts ??"
Nov 21
Kris Jackson replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"I had this years rink set  up 2 weekends ago and filled it on the 13th.  2 days later, it was frozen and we had our first skate on this Friday past. However, the Alberta storm that blew in yesterday, dumped 6" of snow on the rink.…"
Nov 20
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Yes time to start putting the boards up for your rink.  I've pull them out now to get them in place asap I do believe we will have more snow this year so need to have everything in place before that happens. Watch the weather channel for…"
Nov 20

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