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can I mix Mag with water

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Eshapes, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Eshapes

    Eshapes Junior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 4

    It is a Dead sea product

    I want to make a liquid that I can spray for pre-wetting, anti-icing. Will this work?
     
  2. DKG

    DKG Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    Absolutely, liquid de-icers are dry product disolved in water. I believe the instructions are on the bag. If not I think it is add 9 bags to 80 US gallons of water (I think)
     
  3. brimfield

    brimfield Member
    Messages: 68

    You should use around 4 lbs per gallon to do this if calcium chloride and magnisium are somewhat close. check out this post and go to the web site listed.
    PaulChristenson
    Junior Member Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Vermont
    Posts: 29

    I think your concentration is too high for the temperature your working in...

    Your freezing point lowers as you increase your % of CaCl2 until you reach 29.5% after that the freezing point start to RISE!!!

    The lowest freezing temperature of -60F is achieved at 29.6% CaCl2

    at 34% concentration your freezing point has risen to +10F
    at 45% concentration your freezing point has risen to +78F

    Check the table on page 8 of the following document...

    http://www.dow.com/PublishedLiteratu...romPage=GetDoc
     
  4. Eshapes

    Eshapes Junior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 4

    I have heard anywhere from 1.85 lbs per gallon to as much as 8.5 lbs per gallon. The Mag has 47.5%
    MgCl in it.
    I am also wondering how much I need to apply and should I use a spray nozzel or a pencil nozzel? Thanks for the help
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    You do every time you apply it to the ground to melt snow\ice.