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Homemade Ice Melter

Posted by Nathan Ryder On January - 4 - 2009

By now several areas of the country have dealt with a crippling round of ice storms and with salt in short supply, de-icing in some parts of the country has been rather difficult.  If you haven’t been able to find de-icer, you might want to put together this homemade de-icer mix.  You’ll just need access to a couple of chemicals to make it work:

6 cups of rock salt

12 cups of ammonium chloride

6 cups of magnesium sufate

Place all the ingredients into a bucket and mix well.  Sprinkle the mixture on sidewalks and driveways to melt ice and snow.  This mixture will even handle hard-packed snow.  Have you had problems finding de-icer for your home or business?  If so, what have you done to remedy the ice problem?  Stay warm!

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