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Billboard Tarp
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Has anyone used a Billboard Tarp for a liner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Oct 28, 2015.

How long between layers
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I have 1" of ice in my shallow end which I need to build up to 4"-5". Very cold this week in Ma I planned on doing 1/4 of an inch every 2 hrs.....will that work? Temps will be 20degrees Fahrenheit…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 7, 2015.

Small Leak
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My dilemma this week! Rink is 35x75 filled for 3days until I figured there had to be a small leak, which I found and plugged with E6000. Now I have 20" of water in the low side and 2" in the high…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 7, 2015.

Pallets for Leveling
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Hi,I am at a crossroads and looking for opinions. I have a 35x75 rink with a 24" slope which worked out ok last year......without sleep! I was contemplating using pallets this year to raise my low…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Veltri Feb 13, 2015.

 

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Paul replied to Rad's discussion 12 curved sections of REAL hockey rink boards - what are they worth?
"I am in Dedham, Ma and put up a 35x80 rink and would be very interested in what you have. My cell is 617-957-9999 if still available"
Nov 22, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion Billboard Tarp
"I read they been used to make a pond so it should work fine for a rink liner but with anything used check for holes as you lay it out. if it don't hold water you could still use it as unlayment to protect a Liner."
Oct 28, 2015
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Billboard Tarp

Has anyone used a Billboard Tarp for a liner?
Oct 27, 2015
Pat Veltri replied to Paul's discussion Pallets for Leveling
"I used pallets as well as bags of mulch to fill in the deep end. So far it has worked well and had less water that had to freeze. Just recently after a thaw and then re freezing I have a long crack in the same spot. Since i was using both pallets…"
Feb 13, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion Pallets for Leveling
"No problem on the timing I have a foot of snow to remove here also The crack (post a picture if you can) is it where the pallets end? I thinking when people are skating (added weight) and that cause bounce on the pallets. How ever it could just be…"
Feb 5, 2015
Paul replied to Paul's discussion Pallets for Leveling
"Dan, Freeze time was the same, but I am seeing ice that would normally melt quicker when snowed on stay solid. The other issue is a huge crack 35' long right at the top which has been there all season, when I resurface its good but always comes…"
Feb 5, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion Pallets for Leveling
"Paul so a few questions Did that area with the pallets freeze faster or slower? Does it melt more on a warm day? or on sunny day Do you notice any issues with cracks in the area?"
Jan 21, 2015
Paul replied to Paul's discussion Pallets for Leveling
"Daniel The pallets worked great, thanks for the advice. I used 15 pallets and totally covered them with some old carpet I had saved and they have worked great decreasing my water level from 15" to 7" which is much more manageable and saved…"
Jan 20, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion Pallets for Leveling
"Paul how goes the rink and the water levels? did you go with pallets if so how did they work for you? anything tips for the next guy?"
Jan 20, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion Small Leak
"Paul it a cold week coming so keep topping the rink"
Jan 7, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion How long between layers
"Matt, 50X25 I used a wide spray of mist pointed up in the air and move it around every 5 minutes Temp was below -10C At the time My tarp didn't hold water and I had to layer the ice. Today is forecast for a High of -20C (-4F) At that temp my I…"
Jan 7, 2015
Bob replied to Paul's discussion How long between layers
"I have been using this technique today in mass, every 2 hours for last 6 hours, it appears to be working very well. Rink is 32 x 72, this is the last corner, 1/4 of my rink. If this works I am home free and skating soon."
Jan 6, 2015
Matt Purtill replied to Paul's discussion How long between layers
"Daniel, how big is your rink? I was wondering about the half inch in an hour. I want to put an inch down tonight. High will be -5 Fahrenheit tomorrow."
Jan 6, 2015
Daniel robitaille replied to Paul's discussion How long between layers
"I found I can make Ice by misting a fine spray into the air (like freezing rain) at -10C I get about 1/2 inch and hour,I now have a liner that will hold water and just fill and leave. If you have the time to be in and out  your 1/4 inch should…"
Jan 6, 2015
Tom Pathoulas replied to Paul's discussion How long between layers
"The colder the temp the more water you can apply and flood again sooner. My advice with temps <10 F is to flood very heavy and let freeze for about 8 hours or overnight. Good luck"
Jan 5, 2015
Paul posted a discussion

How long between layers

I have 1" of ice in my shallow end which I need to build up to 4"-5". Very cold this week in Ma I planned on doing 1/4 of an inch every 2 hrs.....will that work? Temps will be 20degrees Fahrenheit and lower.
Jan 4, 2015

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At 12:07am on January 3, 2015, Stephane said…
Paul,
To make the nice sharp lines I use ribbon that I bought at walmart. The same that you used for Christmas gift. For the center ice logo, I used a flag. (Silk)

When you have a inch or two of ice, you put little bit of water on the ice where you want to put the lines, unroll the ribbon and it will stick to the ice. It's easier when it's very cold outside. Just spray water over it to Create ice over it. (hot water freeze faster) With 1/4 inch of ice over it, you can skate without affecting the ribbon.
The best is 1/2 to 3/4 inch

Note: If you have a lot of sun on your rink, I noticed that the ice above the line or the logo is melting easily because colors catch sunrays. It's a nice look but hard to keep them if you don't have at least 1" or more of ice over it.
 
 
 

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