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dust suppression water freezing up

Discussion in 'Recycling' started by kevink, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. kevink

    kevink Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any tricks or experience with heating water or antifreeze chemicals to add with water for my dust suppression in freezing temprature


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. redneckracin

    redneckracin Well-Known Member

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    Don't shut the pumps off. Drain the lines at the end of the day. You could add heat trace lines and insulate if draining is infeasible.
     
  3. Bls repair

    Bls repair Well-Known Member

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    Could make a salt solution like they use on roads . I would think plastic pipe would be best. May not work if it got stupid cold.
     
  4. Planedriver

    Planedriver Well-Known Member

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    We use urea at the airport for runway deice since it is less corrosive to aluminum. I would think a diluted solution would work for your application.
     
  5. grandpa

    grandpa Senior Member

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    Straight salt applied directly to the road surface will work too,,, it pulls the moisture from the air... no mixing no fuss, just results.