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How to save snow????

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Posted: Mar 20, 2007 - 3:52 PM GMT



My friends and I are doing a little photo shoot on our back porch stairs, they aren't very big at all, but the snow is melting, we're in Boston. The snow is in the sun only furing the afternoon. How do we make it all last a little longer. Also, we're using a little video camera, any tips for cool shots.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2007 - 4:34 PM GMT

sully,

Do what my kids do and stick it in one of these!





I think it's your only hope!

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Posted: Mar 20, 2007 - 4:45 PM GMT

fill up a wheelbarrow or some other transport with snow from a nearby pile and refresh your porch with that
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Posted: Mar 20, 2007 - 5:08 PM GMT

Sorry, forgot to mention that this is ALOT of snow, probably close to a total of three feet, it took alot of hard shoveling to get it all up there. Also any ideas on how to groom it cause the shovel won't work.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2007 - 8:15 PM GMT

here is an article about snow preparation of particular interest is the part about chemical conditioning. The preservative that comes to mind is rock salt or "ice cream salt" used on race courses and at ski areas to preserve snow in warm weather. Further down the page they have a "recipe" of chemicals. Don't know how practical that is, but it's certainly interesting reading.

Another possibility is to spray a film of water over the surface tonight, you'll have a big freeze tonight and that may help preserve it as it warms up in the days ahead, then you can chop it up when you're ready to do your thing.

If you have a leaf pile on your property, you can cover it with leaves, then spray that down. It will act as a thermal blanket. Also, hang plywood to keep the sun off it.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2007 - 10:06 PM GMT

Salting a course isn't done to save snow, but rather set it up when its too soft.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2007 - 1:18 AM GMT

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Sorry, forgot to mention that this is ALOT of snow, probably close to a total of three feet, it took alot of hard shoveling to get it all up there. Also any ideas on how to groom it cause the shovel won't work.


Side step it if you have skis and heel edge it if you have a board.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2007 - 12:08 PM GMT

shade and insulation... i covered a 5 foot cone shaped pile of snow on the north side of my house in Massachusetts when I was a kid with 3 layers of old rugs and one tarp to keep the water out, it lasted until may 22nd! I figure with a bigger pile you could make it to june, maybe july in northern new england. Was one of my favorite science projects 20 years ago. just find some old rugs someone is throwing out and keep it in the shade.

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