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takeit4granite


Oct 29, 2002, 11:00 AM
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Last year I created an ice farm by hanging some old fencing off a granite overhang and twisting it into a tube. It froze into a killer ice pencil about five feet thick!
(there is a photo of it in this years Black Diamond catalog with my friend getting a chunk of ice in the head)

Does anyone else have experience farming ice?
What have you done for top ancors? Chains? Bolts?

This year I am planning to expand with several lengths of chain hung in the hope of making a flat steep curtain.

I'll post some photos when we are in business!!

Let it Freeze, Let it Freeze, Let it Freeze!!!


Partner sauron


Oct 29, 2002, 11:11 AM
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Using chicken mesh fencing, you ought to be able to create the ice curtain as well - I'd imagine this might work better than using lengths of chain..

YMMV.

- d.


bradhill


Oct 29, 2002, 11:35 AM
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I've heard of guys running a hose up and coated the trunk of a big cottonwood tree on one side with 5-6" of ice.

Not consistently cold enough here in Boulder to make this worth the effort.

BTW: Love the pic and caption in the catalogue!

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