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Frozen bags of icemelt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sven1277, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Ok, I have about a dozen bags of icemelt that have absorbed moisture and are frozen bricks. I was thinking of using a sledge hammer head, hand tamper or even my plate compactor to break up the frozen material. Anyone have any good techniques that have worked?
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Dropping them out of the back of the truck on the ground works well for me.
     
  3. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Same here.
     
  4. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    were you gonna try and re-use the material?
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Put it someplace warm????
     
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Shhhhhh.........
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I would drop it on the ground a few times also. Those bags are good for a few solid 8' drops.
     
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    that's not practicle mark
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    You are just funning me, right?
     
  10. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    haha ya, sorry i forgot to add my usual smart ass signature after my comment...my bad
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Whew, I was wondering cuz it's only 12 bags. :D

    Sorry, guess I'm just too practical.

    And lazy, hitting them with a sledge, dropping them, etc is just too much work.

    So on that note, buy yourself a compressor and jackhammer and have at it.
     
  12. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    ice melt, after it freezes, i dont think is good anymore is it? i mean halite (salt) is one thing but the ice melt with all the different additives, i think starts to react once h2o is in contact with it
     
  13. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    It will still work, just less effective. Like its been said before, just warm them up, and use them right away.
     
  14. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    use them as weight in the back of your pickup :)
     
  15. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Drive over it a couple times. Or, just put them in front of your plow, and just drive around the lot.
     
  16. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A front mounted salt spreader........great idea...:salute:
    just remember to pick up the bags once the salt is spread