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Old 02-11-03, 08:10 PM
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dry ice to remove tar under carpets??

i heard someone mention this a while back about using dry ice. is there any trick? do you just throw it on top of the **** then chip it off? how long does it have to sit before chipping? ill be doing this in the near future so i need to know lol. thanks people.
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Old 02-11-03, 08:26 PM
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well there is a certain technique which involves a rubberband, a broom, and a clothespin and the ice must be placed on the exact center of the tar for it to work. if not, it will eat through the sheet metal. you must let it sit for exactly 6 hours, 31minutes, and 54.56 seconds. and then use the aforementioned materials to build a makeshift lathe which will remove the tar. after doing this you must cover the entire surface with an exact 75/40 mix of butter and spicy mustard. leave this mixture there and let the ants/bugs eat it away and eventually after about a week you'll have a floorpan completely devoid of any tar, and about 1,000 new little friends.

of course there's no special technique, just throw the **** on there, watch it fizz bubble and freeze the **** out of your floor, and rip it off with a chizel.
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thanks? i guess. was the question that rediculous?
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Old 02-11-03, 09:29 PM
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No. And if you're in Pennsylvania you still have time to let Mother Nature do the job for ya. Roll it outside on a cold night and just wack the crap in the morning with a rubber mallet. That's what I did.

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LOL 3is

Spec, nope, nothing fancy, throw it on there, wait for the popping/cracking to stop, and hit the tar with a hammer. big ole chunks will come flying off.

wear glasses, don't want a piece of dry ice to get in your eye.
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Old 02-12-03, 06:27 AM
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Buy it chipped or in pellet form is what Ive heard. Oh and cool avatar.
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Originally posted by specRX7_22
thanks? i guess. was the question that rediculous?
nah, i was just feeling a little rediculous.
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alright thanks guys for you help

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I have used both in pellet and block form, and I prefer the pellet, though the block will be cheaper..(were talking about a just a few dollars here).

The block, you'll have to section it into smaller pieces. A couple lbs will do it.

With the pellets, it gets a little more messy, because they tend to bounce around more when you start pounding with the hammer...and you can crush quite a few pelletes that way, so you need more...but you can get more surface area out of them...they just aren't as easy to use on the tar that is on vertical panels..
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I just waited until it was cold outside then went nuts with an air chisel. I'm sure it's cold enough in PA right now.
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