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    using your resources

    Here in the frozen tundras of new york we get a lot of snow during the winter so I wonder since we can use rain water during the winter can we use snow during the winter. Of course I would have to imagine that it needs to be melted then warmed to room temp but can snow be used as a seasonal alternative for rainwater?

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    Of course it can. It's just frozen rain...

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    just put it in a pot and put it on the stove and it will melt pretty quickly, but a lot of snow only makes al ittle water which sucks...

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    Make sure you use snow that has not been polluted with salt or cinders or whatever. That will kill your plants faster than tapwater!

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    a lot of snow only makes al ittle water which sucks
    It really does.

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    Well the density of water varies with temperature but at room temperatures 1 US gallon of water is about 8-8.3 pounds. So figure you have to shovel around 8 pounds of snow to get a gallon of water. That's probably a lot of snow.
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    You would be surprized about shoveling 8 pounds in 1 scoop lol. Sometimes more. We have plenty of snow around here so I don't think finding it would be a problem and ill just put 5 gallon buckets of snow next to the wood stove it'll work well. I had a good idea I could use snow but wasn't 100 percent. Btw it takes about and inch or rain to make a foot of snow

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    the thing is you can shovel a ton of snow but melting it all is tedius.... 5 gallons of snow isnt ery much water.. probably around 1 gallon maybe a bit more... and it takes room and such...

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