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homade brine

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by powerjoke, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i'm gonna make my own brine this year i think it'll work there is alot of info on this on the net but basicaly put 2.27lb of dry salt to one gallon of water or 5 gallon to a 55 gallon drum i am going to try to mix it with my powerwasher that puts out about 30 degree water and fill my sidewalk sprayer out of the drum i have about 1 mile of side walk so the damn spreader sucks and they would probably get pissed if i drove my truck on it :rolleyes: , i ave a bunch of roadrunner ice melter has any one ever made brine out of that?
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    There was another post on this subject by this person which, unfortunately, got deleted. I had gone to some research to provide an answer and am not going to duplicate that. For any future readers, the basic solution is 3-5.3 pounds of salt in a gallon container and fill with water. Experiment and adjust.

    I hope this thread doesn't get deleted.
  3. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 275

    There was alot of bickering and bashing going on in that thread. As long as this one stays civil it will stay.
  4. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    thanks mick that will give me soemthing to play with