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Old 03-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #121
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #122
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Here is whats left of the rink...BYE ..

and here we can actually see lawn....I'm sooo happy...
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #123
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Are you going to salvage the side boards and plastic for next year?
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Are you going to salvage the side boards and plastic for next year?
Reuse whatever I can..this thing was expensive. Tarp was around $200 (at least...can't remember) But they sure take a beating from blades and pucks.

The boards, most definitely.

last year the neighbours dog got into the backyard and thought it was great fun to prance around in the rink when it had completely melted. Subsequently, that tarp was full of holes grrrr
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My pool fills up in 2 and a half days running the hose into it. The pool is 80,000 litres
How to unload all that water while remaining a good neighbour?

1...Let the giant ice cube thaw completely and then pump it out into the ditch between the houses. And hope it doesn't find my neighbours basement
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2...carve out a piece of the board with the sawsall and let out what has thawed so far, and the rest as it comes....while my neighbour is in Cuba....so as to avoid any unnecessary stink eye.
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...while my neighbour is in Cuba....so as to avoid any unnecessary stink eye.
Gotta be thinking it'd be better if the neighbor was around, especially if water got in his basement. Otherwise, what, he comes back a week later to find a serious mess? One that could've been pumped out or otherwise diverted but has instead turned into a huge, moldy mess?

Not sayin' it's going to happen but I'd sure want to avoid the chance.

Any possibility of using a hose to siphon it off to somewhere you know it won't cause problems?
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Gotta be thinking it'd be better if the neighbor was around, especially if water got in his basement. Otherwise, what, he comes back a week later to find a serious mess? One that could've been pumped out or otherwise diverted but has instead turned into a huge, moldy mess?

Not sayin' it's going to happen but I'd sure want to avoid the chance.

Any possibility of using a hose to siphon it off to somewhere you know it won't cause problems?
A moldy mess would not be good. But I wouldn't really let that happen.

Pumping it out was in option 1. It would have to wait for the total thaw and would probably still produce the stink eye.

Option 2 allows for a slower drain, so the flow can follow the grade of the swale out to the larger ditch in front

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