Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:40 PM
I good ice chisel is how I always get things done. Along with a scraper they can pound through ice pretty quick.
I used to do this for my parents every winter. You could forgo salt for some coarse sand, that seems to work.
As far as salt goes you shouldn't worry about animals to much, to my knowledge I have never had an animal eat and get sick off sidewalk ice.
I don't chip my ice, I just walk on it. 20 years in Minnesota has taught me how to walk on ice like a champ.
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