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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    I'm too lazy to fill a bucket with snow. I wait for it to start melting off the roof and stick the bucket were it will catch the runoff. I don't worry about the dirt as most of it settles out after a couple days.
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    I wouldn't recommend yellow snow.
    Yeah the yellow snow is good for making snowcones, but it's not good for cp's.

    I use tap water, but like that say on TV. "Don't try this at home." I'm in one of the places that the tap water is ok to use. I have tested it. I only use it when I have no rain water.

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    With rain in the summer and snow in the winter I have not needed to buy water in almost a year. It's great plus I get paid to shovel it so we all win.

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    Fresh snpw last night! Time to fill the jugs!

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    I use the snow to water my plants. I live in northern Ohio and we've been getting quite a bit of snow...and it sounds like another snow storm is heading right for us (expecting 8-14").

    A few words of additional advice when using snow...besides using the yellow or snow close to roads. If you have a deep pile of snow, do not take the snow from the bottom (close to the ground), you run a higher chance of picking up some additional dirt/soil that may not be good for your plants.

    Also, realize that the ratio of snow to water is about 5 (sometimes 8):1. So it may take 5 to 8" of snow to get 1" of water. It may take a while for the snow to melt. To help speed up the process, I have some large cooking pots on the stove and toss the snow into the pots, until the pots are full of water. I don't allow the water to get too hot. Then pour the water into the clean jugs.

    Good luck

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    Hi All:
    What I ended up doing was taking a 5 gallon bucket of snow (packed to the max) and I dumped it in this huge cooking pot and melted it on the stove. For every 5 gallon bucket of snow I ended up close to 3/4 gallon of water. I stored it all in empty milk jugs. BTW the snow storm is here in full force. We are running out of places to put it. Im am soooooo looking forward to springtime.

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    Snow Is good

    This past week was my first chance to collect some snow here in Indiana. I had gotten used to being able to collect loads of water in the NY winter by just filling up storage containers with snow from the middle of fields away from sidewalks and roads and letting it melt indoors.

    I was able to get about 10-12 gallons this time, enough to fill up my watering system for whenever I am out of town. Haven't had to buy water except for a drought period last summer, but it was about 90 cents a gallon. Snow has worked great for me, without any filtering either.

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    We got a good 0" here and maybe by Thursday I can actually collect it.

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