Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-05-2007, 11:15 AM
teeca teeca is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Indianapolis, In
Posts: 1,202
chemicals and freezing

a few months ago their was a post asking what chemicals freeze... well it's -5 here.

round up - froze solid
reward - froze solid
talstar 1 - froze solid
15-0-0 - still liquid
lesco ester - still liquid
Li 400 - slush
triplet - slush
emergency piss bottle - use your imagination
waterless hand cleaner - well... i'm not putting my hands in it!

thought this was interesting, considering the lable on the 15-0-0 listed a freeze temp of 23.
__________________
If you do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done. Then someday, you can do what you want when you want .
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-05-2007, 06:47 PM
ThreeWide ThreeWide is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Georgia Z7
Posts: 1,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by teeca View Post
emergency piss bottle - use your imagination
LMAO....and I thought I was the only one who had one of those.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2007, 01:22 PM
upidstay's Avatar
upidstay upidstay is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 1,079
Your chemicals are frozen?? Where do you store them? Last I heard freezing can change a chemicals properties. Will they still be as effective, work at all, become phyto-toxic?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-2007, 01:30 PM
DUSTYCEDAR's Avatar
DUSTYCEDAR DUSTYCEDAR is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 5,173
its good and cold here too
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2007, 03:12 PM
magland's Avatar
magland magland is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 68
It's not good to let your chemicals freeze. Most will separate out and become ineffective even if you shake up the product. I've let 3-Way freeze and it separated into different colors/chemicals. I've done away with the pee bottle, and now I just look for a good pee spot on a lawn.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2007, 04:15 PM
teeca teeca is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Indianapolis, In
Posts: 1,202
i've had talstar and round up freeze before, never noticed any differance. as far as storing.. since it hasn't been below 40 here since (ALL WINTER!!), well friday of last week, kinda forgot to turn the heater on.. opps go figure looking for something to do all winter to make time go by faster, and i didn't even turn up the heat. as far as the pee on the lawn, i puked when i fist started doing this (out of shape and 90+ out side) and the lady asked if it would kill her lawn, i said no, it's Mcdonalds, not taco bell, so it wont burn it... LOL, LOL, LOL (she actualy beleaved me) o'well, got 4" of snow, time to go plow for the next 36+ hrs
__________________
If you do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done. Then someday, you can do what you want when you want .
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-06-2007, 05:44 PM
The Ranger The Ranger is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 208
Why don't you guys just pee in the spray tank. Fertiilze the lawn at the same time your spraying and it's FREE!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-06-2007, 07:20 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,552
chemical froze

I just checked: it was 3 degrees last night. Crop oil--fine. Confront--fine. Surge--frozen.
--P bottle empty.
My storage does not have heat.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-07-2007, 06:58 AM
lawn king's Avatar
lawn king lawn king is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: abington massachusetts
Posts: 2,129
Broadleaf weed controls will not work as well if they have frozen. This is one of the reasons we heat our shop.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.

Page generated in 0.09542 seconds with 7 queries