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  1. #1
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    Default Dangerous Frozen Poop Situation - Need Help

    So grateful to you COTHers in times like these...... you are my lifeline and sanity at time :-)

    A horse pooped multiple times in the aisle and left overnight. And it froze solid to the ground. The problem is, every time I am doing chores, hauling hoses, wheelbarrows, buckets, or trimming or ANYTHING, I nearly break my neck tripping over the darn cement (aka frozen poop piles) bricks.

    I've tried hacking at them with every metal implement I have, and can't even make a dent. Please tell me what to do before i break my damn neck :-)

    Thanks!



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    Can you point a heater at it to thaw it out a bit? Are we talking pony sized pile or Shire sized pile?
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    can you get the end of a pry bar or a crow bar under any part of it?



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    You think some rock salt would unthaw it?



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    How cold is it up there??? Nevermind, I dont want to know.

    How bout a bucket of hot water poured over it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by halo View Post
    How cold is it up there??? Nevermind, I dont want to know.

    How bout a bucket of hot water poured over it?
    Again, if you aren't from a cold place, imagine pouring a pan of hot water over an iced-up mound inside your freezer. The water is going to run off, maybe melt a little of the top of the mound, and then freeze, adding a big slippery frozen puddle. Or imagine pouring a pan of hot water onto an ice rink. The pan of water is nothing compared to the vast frozen ground. Or imagine pouring hot water on a frozen turkey. How well does that work if the turkey is still in the freezer?



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    Get a portable heater with fan and "aim" at piles. Use a paint scraper and go at it layer by layer.



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    Get a wedge, lay it on the floor, pointed toward the pile, a sledge hammer croquet style. Should pop it right off the floor.



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    When I encounter frozen "poopsicles" I flip the pitchfork over and beat the base of where the poop is with the end of the handle. It's always worked for me.
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