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What's the best antifreeze for 5-10 gallons of water?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by beanz27, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Discussing with a gentleman today who owns a Porta potty business, we were trying to think of ways to keep water in the Porta potties from freezing, he currently mixes salt into the water.

    That works till around 0 degrees, after that it freezes. Would straight calcium chloride lower the freezing point lower than salt? We also discussed using beet juice as we have a beet plant in town, but we aren't sure what that would be like.

    Any ideas guys? Are we one the right track? I'm also asking as I'm considering switching to brine.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    Yes cc would work, why not rv antifreeze?
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,393

    I'm sure a load at 98F would melt thru....
  4. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Then it freezes. Chipping out crap don't sound like fun lol. He tried rv antifreeze and apparently it turns slushy.