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  • Emily James (Andrys)

    mix 1 teaspoon Dawn,1tablespoon rubbing alcohol and 1/2 gallon hot /warm water pour over walkway.Won't refreeze

  • Jennifer Jaquay Barcus

    For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks. Hmm. Wonder if this works?

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