Vinegar removing ice from steps

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I think it has been posted, but don't remember. If vinegar and water (how much) is good for front porch steps.

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 14, 2017
    I'm not sure about vinegar but I know sprinkling some Kosher salt over the steps works for us.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Dec 15, 2017
    Vinegar will only lower the freezing temperature of water a few degrees, so if it gets colder than 28F or so it won't do any good.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Dec 15, 2017
    I also just read that the dawn soap and vinegar actually makes it slicker.

    Most experts say that gravel, sand, or good old cat litter works best. If you can afford the salt, by all means go for that solution.

  • Brenda Brenda on Dec 15, 2017
    Ourcity uses brineto squirt on roads for ice. It works great. Just make a solution with salt and water then spray or splash on areas to de-ice?

  • Rick-Phyl Boudreau Rick-Phyl Boudreau on Dec 15, 2017
    Received a recipe from a friend: 1 teaspoon Dawn, 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol, 1/2 gal hot tap water, pour. I plan to use a plant watering can with sprinkler. Haven't tried it yet.

  • 861650 861650 on Dec 15, 2017
    Sprinkle regular table salt on steps, etc. Works every time.