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  • Wood ashes used to melt ice
  • Ashes to melt or incease traction on ice

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    12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
I have used ashes from the wood burning stove, not hot ashes of course. Doesn't really melt the ice but like sand it gives traction. Maybe mix with salt?
Ashes will help ice melt when the sun does comes out. Those dark bits absorb more heat.
     
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    12-20-2011, 06:47 PM
  #12
Yearling
Calcium Chloride or Magnesium chloride if there is grass under the ice. Regular salt will kill it.

I use wood ashes, old bedding, sand.
     

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