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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by refer guy View Post
    stop being lazy about it and just set up those 200+ feet worth of hose to a hot water supply.
    Alot of the "big stores" will not allow hoses on the sales floor. But I usually always grab the hose when I can and a long spray wand.
    Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight K. Schrute

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Even if they have a 200 gal. 250,000 btu. high recoverey tank one can still run out of hot water.
    Water HAS to be the fastest. I'm not so sure there's a tremendous advantage to using hot water versus regular tap. Theoretically, water @ 32# transfers 144 Btu to melt the ice IF you could employ every drop. Any sensible heat added to that would be gravy on top.
    STEAM on the other hand. Just checked that figure (couldn't remember).
    It's totin' a whoppin' 970 Btu added to the 324 (144 latent + 180 sensible) to melt that ice.

    Hmmmm...

    I suppose the means and rate of delivery to deliver that lb. of water could be an issue.
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    hot water when possible

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    If I have to de-ice a case on the sales floor (no apprentice available), I will get 2 large trash cans on a 6 wheeler and fill em with hot water. I weight one end of clear hose and throw it in the can. I then let gravity do the rest while I guide it. Especially on stores with the drain evac systems. No mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyro View Post
    1- 250' of 1/4" braided soda hose on a reel. Very flexible and I have any fitting needed to attach to any faucet.
    Very Good cyro
    Thanks for posting this.
    I was just about to buy a few high temp large dia. hoses.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyro View Post
    I use 3 methods.
    1- 250' of 1/4" braided soda hose on a reel. Very flexible and I have any fitting needed to attach to any faucet.
    That has got to be one of the best darn ideas I have heard in a long time.

    thanks
    jim

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    What's on the business end controlling flow cyro?

    Ball valve and SS stem like an ice cream dipping deal might work good.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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