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? pump sprayers

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Avitare, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. new to ice mgmt-- rare problem here,but this isnt a normal year

    we usually mix sand and salt and carry for hand spreading of a walk-spreader.

    This whole area is one big (frozen) sand dune. Any normal sand pit is piled high
    with snow and/or frozen. So even sand is in short supply.

    A trip to restock rock salt took a desperate turn today and finally found an Ace Hdwr
    that had restocked this morning (Farm store, Kmart and supermarts were all bare)
    Paid a premium but thought about liquid deicers and wonder if we could use
    garden pump sprayers for residential walks
    and a few steep driveways ??

    I should have researched before asking, but hope to find you all in a good mood,..
  2. BulldogPS

    BulldogPS Member
    Messages: 35

    Yes you can use the liquds out of a traditional pump sprayer but is best dispensed with backpack sprayer like the echo. I think I saw one at local hardware store for $109 or so, probably cheaper at an equipment supplier. Backpacks hold 5-6 gallons and easier to carry.
    You will probably have to use more liquid to de-ice than pre-treat. Ther is a company Bare Ground Systems that sell liquid online by the gallon but you can call them for larger quantities (55 gallon drums etc.). Also Magic -0 which is what I use, The Magic Salt website can help you locate a local dealer.