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#798848 - 12/29/06 05:43 AM What is a good non-toxic antifreeze?
ToyotaNSaturn Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 11187
Loc: Spring Hill, TN
Just installed a new portable basketball net today. Filled the base about half way with water. Given the freezing temps that will be here in the next few days, I'd like to add something to the water that will keep the base from freezing.

Regular coolant isn't an option, neither is windshield washer fluid.

Any ideas?
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#798849 - 12/29/06 05:59 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: ToyotaNSaturn]
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Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 1030
Loc: San Francisco, Calif.
Regular antifreeze/coolant is ethylene glycol. The other alternative is propylene glycol which is considered safer. I don't remember the brand that makes it but check the jug to see what it says about toxic, biodegradeable, etc.. Other than that I don't know of any 100% non toxic antifreeze.

This antifreeze is propylene glycol mentions its safer than regular ethylene glycol.
http://www.sierraantifreeze.com/index.html

Amsoil also makes a propylene glycol antifreeze.
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ant.aspx


Edited by lpcmidst128 (12/29/06 05:59 AM)

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#798850 - 12/29/06 06:25 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: lpcmidst128]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 17325
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
PG is safer, but isn't non-toxic by any means.

I've heard of people filling up their basketball stands with sand...an option?

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#798851 - 12/29/06 06:50 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: The Critic]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 32533
Loc: New Jersey
cheap vodka???

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#798852 - 12/29/06 06:52 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: JHZR2]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 17325
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
If you have a huge cheap oil stash like Bill, you could fill it up with oil!

Or put in Mobil 1 and you'll be good to go!

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#798853 - 12/29/06 07:09 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: The Critic]
ToyotaNSaturn Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
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Loc: Spring Hill, TN
I'd rather not use sand. Water mixed with some non-toxic chemical is a challenge!

Nor do I want to use Mobil1 as it's Group III now.
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#798854 - 12/29/06 07:48 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: ToyotaNSaturn]
javacontour Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 7207
Loc: Illinois
What about RV tank antifreeze, is that stuff non-toxic?
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#798855 - 12/29/06 07:56 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: javacontour]
MarkC Offline


Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 9461
Loc: Not Seattle, but close.
Salt(Sodium chloride)? or calcium chloride?
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#798856 - 12/29/06 08:12 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: MarkC]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Was gonna say either salt or ethanol.

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#798857 - 12/29/06 08:14 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: javacontour]
Bob Woods Offline


Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 1342
Loc: North of Dallas Texas
Quote:

What about RV tank antifreeze, is that stuff non-toxic?




Yes it is non toxic.

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#798858 - 12/29/06 05:25 PM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: Bob Woods]
ToyotaNSaturn Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 11187
Loc: Spring Hill, TN
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll get some RV tank a-f today.


I appreciate the help!!!!
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#798859 - 12/29/06 09:00 PM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: ToyotaNSaturn]
JeepZJ4.0 Offline


Registered: 04/28/03
Posts: 1391
Loc: Katy, Texas
I kinda like the cheap vodka idea more...
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#798860 - 12/29/06 10:48 PM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: JeepZJ4.0]
ToyotaNSaturn Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 11187
Loc: Spring Hill, TN
ok, you've piqued my interest: would a gallon of cheap vodka be enough, mixed with about 20 gals of water?
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#798861 - 12/30/06 07:37 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: ToyotaNSaturn]
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ToyotaNSaturn,
try this link
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ethanol-water-d_989.html
Depends how low you need it to not be frozen.

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#798862 - 12/30/06 10:21 AM Re: What is a good non-toxic antifreeze? [Re: Shannow]
JeepZJ4.0 Offline


Registered: 04/28/03
Posts: 1391
Loc: Katy, Texas
I know the cheapest vodka is around 6 bucks per 1.75L. No, I don't drink it.... I promise... like my motor oil, I only buy the best.
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