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Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby HaleSkater » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:37 pm

Supposed to hit filling temperatures for a week or more in minneapolis starting this week...however we got a fresh dose of snow last night and today.

So my question...how well do i need to shovel out the rink area before i drop the liner? Totally clean? Snow mostly off but still a little messy with no big chunks?

Can someone offer some description of what constitutes "good enough" in this element of rink building?

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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby HaleSkater » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:24 am

Managed to get things 100% beautiful with a small snowblower, only to have it snow again overnight...Looks like an inch or less. See attached photo. Anyone disagree that I am fine to let this sit and put the liner over it?
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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby UMD05 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:00 pm

I'm going to shovel mine since the top layer is that icy stuff. If it's an inch or two of powder I don't think I'd worry too much.

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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby HaleSkater » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:08 pm

I got rid of all the icy crunchy stuff last night. What you see in the photo is just the powder from overnight last night (Monday night into Tuesday).

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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby kevmac » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:01 pm

Just remember that any snow underneath your tarp is going to compress underneath the weight of the water and if you do get a substantial thaw during the season there is a chance (very slight) that this 'snow' might melt underneath and potentially stretch the tarp. I highly doubt that this would happen but that would be worst case scenario.

You should be fine with a light skiff of snow underneath the tarp.
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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby Joe » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Yeah, I always try to get down to the grass before filling for the reason Kev mentioned. It's a pain, but I always play it safe.
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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby HaleSkater » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:22 pm

I'm back down to the bare grass. A few small dime sized ice chunks are scattered about in some areas though.

I'm planning to put a few tarps down over the grass in the rough spots under the liner.

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Re: Shoveling out before dropping liner

Postby tmnader » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:02 pm

I had this problem last year and dropped the liner over the snow-no problem at all. just make sure no ice chunks to puncture the liner.


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