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Is a propane "ice melt" torch effective for melting ice on a driveway?

Asked by UScitizen (4283points) November 27th, 2010

Does anyone have experience with one of these propane torches designed to melt ice? Did it meet your needs?

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Coloma's avatar

No. But..I HAVE hooked up the garden hose to the hot water outlet in the garage that my washing machine hooks up to, and have hosed down icy areas with hot water to melt the ice. ;-)

snowberry's avatar

That will work if you can move out the water before it freezes, and your cost in propane will far exceed any benefit from a clear driveway. Try a non-toxic ice melt, which is good for the plants.

BarnacleBill's avatar

I’ve run a blowdryer out to the car with extension cords to thaw out frozen locks and door seals.

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