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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 08:59 PM
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Any home remedy ways to get rid of ice?
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 09:00 PM by tjdee
I just poured some ice melting stuff on my driveway, I'm thinking it's going to do minimal good and I should have bought more. My driveway is not on an incline, but I didn't have the good sense to back in. The town plower did a piss poor job because my neighbors parked in the street (I didn't have enough room to do that as well).

It's not going to get up to 32 tonight, so is there anything else I can try tomorrow morning? I should be fine, right, if I back out superslow?

:scared:


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Osamasux Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:00 PM
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1. Sand or cat litter won't melt it, but will keep you from sliding
and breaking your neck.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:02 PM
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3. Ooh, I have cat litter....
Thanks for the tip...the last thing I need is to wreck my car or my neck out there...
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:03 PM
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4. Just don't get clay cat litter
When the snow melts it is a real mess! You get chunks of clay in your driveway which can be just as slippery as the snow. Plus, it gets on your shoes and goes with you where ever you go.

If you're using cat litter, make sure it's gritty and not scoopable. That clumps too well when wet.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:05 PM
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9. Poop.
Because scoopable is what I have.

Can I just put a bit (which I guess will mean it won't work?)?

Totally forgot about the clumps.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:09 PM
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14. You can use it, it will stop you from slipping
but be prepared to clean it up as the snow melts or you will find it everywhere -- in the carpet in your car, on the back of your pants because it was on your shoe and you forget and sat on your foot, on the carpet in the house, ... or worse, it gets on your shoe and makes you slip on a dry floor inside.

Use it, but be ready to "scoop it" out of the driveway when it gets wet.

Stay safe!
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:01 PM
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2. Vodka Tonics.
But a whole driveway's worth of ice is too much for me.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:04 PM
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6. Excellent idea. Why didn't I think of that!
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 09:04 PM by BrklynLiberal
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:05 PM
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10. Everytime I have a night of Vodkas Tonics the icetray is almost always...
...empty the next day...

Of course one would have to have gallons of vodka to use as much ice as our fellow DU'er has on the drive.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:04 PM
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7. :)
I think I'm going to hit that in a few minutes, I'm getting a bit unnecessarily tense about this silly nonsense.
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aQuArius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:03 PM
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5. SALT!!!! BIG ROCK SALT!!! (n/t)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:05 PM
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8. AKA Kosher salt
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:06 PM
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11. Don't have any.
Ugh.

Regular salt, what are you good for besides seasoning my food!!
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aQuArius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:08 PM
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13. I would try any salt to get rid of ice, but....
make sure you don't get the salt on the car, not great for the paint job on the car!!!
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:10 PM
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15. Regular salt works too
but keep it away from your plants
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:15 PM
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17. No!
Salt is a horrible thing for the environment.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:07 PM
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12. my eco-friendly ice melter for sunny days
black oil sunflower seeds. While setting it out for my feathered pals, I noticed the ice around the black seeds melted up faster. Guess the black draws in heat instead of reflecting it back like the white packed snow/ice does.

We have some concrete in front of the house and it gets pretty slick. The sunflower seeds seem to draw in enough heat to melt the surface and pit the ice. Less slick and my pals are happy out there.

Now, I would like suggestions about keeping some water thawed for the birds. I live in Montana. ;)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:10 PM
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16. nah, the best way to get rid of lice is that kwell cream
on the other hand if you have a pet baboon, the 'boon will be happy to pick all the nits off you.
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