January 27, 2008 1:35 PM Subscribe
Can I use my hose (regular water hose) to significantly melt the pile of snow and some ice in my driveway?
posted by davidmsc to Science & Nature (22 answers total)
The temp has been above 32 degrees for over 24 hours - most of the snow in town has turned slushy and/or melted away. But I have a wind-driven pile of snow in my driveweay - over 2 feet in a few spots. I've shoveled a lot of it away, but it's taking forever and gets more difficult as I get deeper. So now I'm looking for a quick way to get rid of it completely before the next winter blast arrives tonight (down to -20 with more snow).
So: can I just turn on my hose and spray the snow away? Or will that be much, much worse and/or ineffective?