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#3021 - 11/04/05 08:11 PM ? on antifreeze
Paul Fox Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 281
Loc: Deckerville mi.
Just wondered what kind of antifreeze you guys use.thanks

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#3022 - 11/05/05 07:30 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10031
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I use propylene glycol (mixed 50-50 with water) or calcium chloride.

smile -- Hal
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#3023 - 11/05/05 08:09 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
Paul Fox Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 281
Loc: Deckerville mi.
Thanks. wink
Wheres the cheapest place to get it?

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#3024 - 11/05/05 08:50 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
chuckieo Offline
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Registered: 11/03/05
Posts: 167
Loc: Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
I've used calcium chloride mixed with dirt but it was hard on my traps. They rusted even though they were waxed heavy. Used glycerine and water. Never used propolene glycol.Does it have an odor? Is it good for fox or coyote?

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#3025 - 11/05/05 09:09 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10031
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Yes, propylene glycol smells like propylene glycol.

:rolleyes: -- Hal
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#3026 - 11/05/05 11:38 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
KTN Offline
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Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Green Bay,WI
For those of you that use calcium chloride, do you replace the trap after making the first catch or do you use the same trap? After making the first catch the animal chews the wax off or speed dip.

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#3027 - 11/07/05 08:20 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10031
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
If the trap has a lot of the coating worn off of it, I replace it. I'll tolerate a few scratches.

But here is one BIG tip when using chloride... when you bring the trap in from the field, rinse it clean, don't leave the trap encased in chloride contaminated mud.

Also, I clean and treat my traps in the spring, right after the season is over. If you are going to leave the traps lay around all summer uncleaned, it might be best not to use salt or chloride on your traps.

smile -- Hal
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#3028 - 11/07/05 08:31 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
mooch Offline
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 27
Loc: sullivan co. Indiana
If you use propylene glycol have you had any dig outs do to the smell?

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#3029 - 11/07/05 10:42 AM Re: ? on antifreeze
45/70 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 832
Loc: South Georgia, usA
Antifreezes? There are a heap of them out there.

I try and save dry dirt. If I can locate enough of it, I will mix rotted wood (as from under old, downed trees) with my dirt. I like rotted dirt particularly for bobcat sets.

I have tried mixing various things with dry dirt, and have been generally dis-satiisfied.

Dry out some peat moss, and mix just enough to make it pack.

Like all of us, I have scrounged dirt at the set site.

In recent years I have used a 50/50 mix of proplyene glycol and water, as a spray. I layer thr dirt with the spray.

For those of you worried about any smell PG may leave, I guarantee that you will have less dig-outs using PC that you will using any salt-based antifreeze mixed with your dry dirt. Perhaps you do not have the deer that we have, but large numbers of deer i an area will guarantee dig-outs if you use any salt based antifreeze.

For the past three years I have been weaning myself to waxed dirt, and if kept clean, this seeems to be one of the better answers.

Last Word: Beware of salt!

Adios,
45/70,
RKBA !!!

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#3030 - 11/07/05 04:24 PM Re: ? on antifreeze
FLSH ETR Offline
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
What happens if you use straight propylene glycol instead of 50/50 mix with H2O? confused Frank.
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