Lift Off With Dry Ice – On the House

Lift Off With Dry Ice

By on April 15, 2014

Do you have old floor tile you want to remove, but you dread digging and scraping it out of the goo? Just take a page out of NASA’s book and think like they do when a “lift-off” is needed. Did you ever see a rocket on a launch pad? The smoke you saw drifting down is super-cold liquid nitrogen escaping. It blasts the space vehicle into orbit.

Sometimes you can use the same thinking to remove old floor tile. Try putting a large piece of dry ice on a cookie sheet and placing it directly over the tile (or tiles). The intense cold and rapid cool-down often will cause the tile to pop free without scraping or messy hard work.

It doesn’t work every time, but when it does it’s a sight to behold — like the launch and lift-off of a rocket. When you have old floor tile you want to remove, load in the cold stuff and count down to lift-off.

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