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californiagrownno one on here can answer this for you unless they have done this is your neighborhood. You need to call up the water provider and figure out if you need a new tap on the main, if you can tee off the existing service, how much the new service fee will be, how much annual water costs will be, does the water company do construction or is it on the developer, lead times for the construction, estimated daily water usage, is recycled water available etc, etc.
All of this varies by water company/municipality and sometimes even by neighborhood. you need to do your own due diligence. Or you could pay me to do it, i do it for a living actually. I charge $45/hour (with no overhead or insurance).
Bootyhunterthank you for the info. i did not specify enough my bad. what i was wondering is what is the difference between the different water sources(water rate, sewer rate) and which source would outdoor water(like for a hose) come from? i am guessing it is sewer rate but i am unsure. thanks for the help man.
b_rendIf there is a pond or lake near your house you could use the water from there.
Mr.noodleConnect a hose to your neighbor's faucet thing out side there house so then it's free
humptyshit is expensive. I know at my local mountain its like $2500 as soon as they flip the switch for the guns, but a backyard setup is a much smaller scale.
theabortionatorHonestly I would recommend making a good drop in regardless of what you're doing. Unless you have a huge hill and are just trying to coat it. Even then, a little speed a the top never hurts. If you're building any kind of jump, some sort of frame even just burying some logs, etc wouldn't hurt.
Even if you're making snow, on the scale you're trying to make it, don't rely on it. Obviously you need snow to ski, but try to keep it as much for the surface as possible.
Anything you need to fill in, to flatten out a spot, or build up like jumps or drop ins, will waste snow fast.
If it's not that expensive, and you're able to get the yield to do it, by all means make a fuck ton of snow and build a mountain in your yard.
I'm just saying look into keeping as much built as you can. Also in that situation, you can have a totally framed out setup, that you only need to coat. You can blow your snow in a thick pile, tarp it off against whether, and then shovel whatever you need onto your drop in as you go. IF you get rained out or a gnarly warm spell, just snag some snow from your pile versus having everything you've made exposed.
Again, if you have an awesome natural landscape for building, or can blow a ton of snow, that's cool, just giving my 2 cents on what I would shoot for if I were in your shoes.
JibberinoHow do you plan to work the snow? Man made piles get hard as fuck, and even if you manage to spread it out, you'll be skiing on ice in a matter of days if you don't groom it.
californiagrownHow much are you estimating the equipment costs to be?