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Thread: Homemade snow/ice melter...

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    think if I throw some on my roof it will melt all that ice build up?

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    Looks fine but what happens when the water re-freezes? Does the alcohol prevent that? I think an experiment is in order before doing your step. For on the roof, I saw a report about using panty hose filled with ice melt that you throw up on the roof.

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    Thanks for the tip.
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    Thanks for that link

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    I've used that recipe to pour on the ramp from my house before the snow comes to prevent snow/ice sticking. It worked about 1/2 way through last winter. Forgot to do it this year, so I've been shovelling. I also wonder about doing it now and having the water refreeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Looks fine but what happens when the water re-freezes? Does the alcohol prevent that? I think an experiment is in order before doing your step. For on the roof, I saw a report about using panty hose filled with ice melt that you throw up on the roof.
    I saw that hint as well but who climbs up on the roof to retrieve the panty hose from the roof after it does its' job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
    I saw that hint as well but who climbs up on the roof to retrieve the panty hose from the roof after it does its' job?
    I am glad I live in So CA where so far it has ONLY snowed once. Thanks for the chuckle Roberta.
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    Maybe they want you to keep your wife in the pantyhose to shovel it off the roof. just sayin.....
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    Thanks for the info. I'll be doing a little experimenting today

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    Maybe they want you to keep your wife in the pantyhose to shovel it off the roof. just sayin.....
    That is so funny! I love reading your comments, Lynnie!

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    Very funny Lynnie, I never would have thought of that.
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