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Frozen Ground Issue-Twin Cities, MN
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Just a question into the experts for what you guys would do.Very early ground freeze, a hectic schedule and a late start to getting my boards up has led me to a challenge.  I went out to see how…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Shackelford Nov 15.

First timer-couple questions
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I live in Minneapolis, getting ready to embark on my first of hopefully many backyard rink seasons.  I have a 35x70 rink set up with nice brackets and 18 inch sides with 36 inch backs.  Super flat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Dec 12, 2016.

 

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Josh Shackelford replied to Josh Shackelford's discussion Frozen Ground Issue-Twin Cities, MN
"I put up both sets of end boards last night.  Ground is definitely frozen, but was able to persuade the brackets in besides a few that the ground was just too hard.  I thought about going water pour and see if it got me anywhere, but…"
Nov 15
John Vlahos replied to Josh Shackelford's discussion Frozen Ground Issue-Twin Cities, MN
"Hi Josh, How about thawing or melting the ice with some hot water?  You could run a hose using an adaptor..."
Nov 14
Josh Shackelford posted a discussion

Frozen Ground Issue-Twin Cities, MN

Just a question into the experts for what you guys would do.Very early ground freeze, a hectic schedule and a late start to getting my boards up has led me to a challenge.  I went out to see how frozen the ground was this morning and couldn't get my nice rink bracket into the ground.  I didn't spend a ton of time getting it in or put a ton of pressure on it, but the ground is froze and not much of a warm up in the forecast.So do I just say screw it and drive 2x4 into the ground for brackets or…See More
Nov 14
Josh Shackelford replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Time to fill in Ontario
"Nice weather stretch there for a rink fill. I am dropping my liner tomorrow and starting the flood.  Hoping to have the kids skating by the end of the weekend........ 40x60 for me this year."
Dec 5, 2017
Josh Shackelford commented on Christopher Lane's photo
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Lane rink 17-18

"Nice looking set up!!!"
Dec 5, 2017
Josh Shackelford replied to Kevin's discussion Filling the Rink
"For a rink that size I would use a hose. I think a hose always will make more sense if you have access to water.  Only two things a truck will win on are time and not having access to water."
Dec 5, 2017

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