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Homemade liquid deicer spay bar?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Grshppr, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I am thinking of getting into doing liquid deicing next year, and I am wondering if there is a way to make my own spray bar. I have a 100 gal sprayer with pump etc, but all I need is the bar (10 ft or so). From looking at one of the city trucks in our area, it appears to be a basic setup,PVC pipe with holes in it.

    I was hopeing somebode could tell me what diameter of pipe to use, diameter of holes, and how far apart the should be. Would I be better off just buying one from a supplier?

    Thanks in advance, and I'd appreciate any other input you can give. :help:
  2. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

  3. Taconic

    Taconic PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 180

    Just give me a ring and i can give you the info as you can make your own spray bars if you want we do
    John Parker
  4. capital

    capital Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    spray bars

    We used normal garden hose running off two electric pumps to a metal bar fitted to a receiver hitch for are brine sprayer. Each hose has itsown head and nozzle. Thus far am happy and cost was alot less than pvc or stainless steel. Plus if u back into anything, we are figuring easier to fix a hose than pvc or metal.
  5. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Give me a call and I can tell you how we made ours. It is similar to dultmeiers 80" prebuilt unit. Ours has 6 changable tips and I am thinking of adding 2 more to spray past the truck/boom width.

    You should use solid stream nozzles for treating hardpack (2 X product)

    For pretreating in parking lots and drives I would reccomend a fan nozzle (1 X product)

    dultmeiers unit
  6. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Thanks for the info guys, I got in touch with a company a half hour from here, and they are going to help me get a system set up. They also gave me the number to a local supplier of magnesium chloride. Happy New Year!:drinkup: ....only if your not getting any snow tonight...;)