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freezing & chems

Rick J

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Jan 12, 2010
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rick jones
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Random thoughts-------

Concerning the cold weather and equipment
Do any of our chems when in solution provide any moderate freeze protection. ?
I usually run Dry Slurry, If run through system and maybe a little stronger at the end will it stay liquid a bit longer than plain water?

Don't get me wrong , no plan on this being SOP. JUst curious.

I haven't done it yet, but I am going to leave some rinses out when we get below freeezing again and see what happens.

but , sometimes these stupid musings don't get put into action. LOL I don't donow why I think of these things while driving around.


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Sep 28, 2016
Missoula, MT
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Robert Phillips
A lot of chemicals will freeze at a lower temp than plain water. How much lower will depend on the chemical and how it is mixed. I've got some product that will freeze at 30 degrees and others that won't freeze until below 20. I don't think that's a bad bit of info to have either. How long can something sit in the cold before it freezes, or how long a machine with chemical still in the line can sit idle before it risks freezing. Might help you decide if something breaks down on the job, is it worth trying to fix on site of should you get it into a war shop.


Apr 23, 2018
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Michael Stevens
Try pouring some products into smaller containers. May speed up freezing but you’ll be able to see which are sensitive and which aren’t.


Randy Dockins
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Nov 12, 2008
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Randy Dockins
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The only thing I've noticed that seems to be more susceptible to freezing than anything else are liquid peroxide spotters. I've seen on a few occasions where they developed ice crystals when nothing else did. I have no idea why, but it did happen. The only thing I've seen permanently damaged by freezing have been protectants. I'm sure some can thaw out and be fine while others can't.