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How can I melt a lot of snow quickly?

At work, I've got a mound of snow piled up about eight feet high and it's right over a staff member's parking spot.  The sun is helping to melt it and I began to shovel a little bit out each day, but I was wondering if there were any other handy tricks to melt it quickly.

I can't use fire and I don't have enough salt.

Any ideas?


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Re-design6 years ago
If the temp is above freezing, spray it with water from a water hose.  As long as it can drain off before freezing it won't cause a problem and will melt the snow.
RoyK243 months ago

I watched neighbors kids wash away tons of snow using a garden hose. They really enjoyed it.

take a really steaming hot shower and boil yourself alive. roll your body over the ice. strip naked and roll yourself on the ice. your body temperature will equalize with the in time that you get it all off.

One winter I was really tired of the snow. We had mounds of it laying around and I wanted to get rid of it. So I made a bottle of dark-colored food coloring. I put green and red together making brown. I mixed it up and put it in a spray bottle and applied it to the snow I was trying to get rid of. The dark color absorbed the sunlight and melted the snow away. You could use RIT dye and do the same thing only on a larger scale.

mseba4 years ago
it depends, anyways salt doesn't work that well .... if you have just enough sun you can spred it , put ash over it(because its a dark color) and cover it with a big transparent plastic foil..
the second solution is to drill a hole in a metal barrel almost at the top and make a fire underneath it then just put snow until the water melted starts to run over the hole at the top its smart to hook a hose to the hole to make the water drain away from the fire..

i think i will make a inscrutable with the last one because i will make it tomorrow
mseba mseba4 years ago
yep dne it my snow was gone using the fire under the barrel method i still smel at smoke and it was slow but it worked ...
LoneWolf6 years ago
Flamethrower :)
kcls LoneWolf6 years ago
Most definitely :)
LoneWolf kcls6 years ago
Yeah...........and then the Bazooka for the high drifts :)
kcls LoneWolf6 years ago
lol
jeff-o6 years ago
What's your budget?  Hire a snow removal contractor to haul it away.
 Umm if there are no cars around throw peleted salt down you can buy a 40lbs  bag at your local home and improvement store most likely. its about $5 USD a bag.www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDisplay
kcls6 years ago
Hair dryer, with a really long extension cord?
spreading it out like you're doing helps a lot.  Maybe you can have car exhaust blow on it?  maybe wire up a stove element some how and just leave it ontop?