Dilute -100F antifreeze or use less?

Diver

Well-known member
May 5, 2011
477
South of Boston
The store didn't get enough of my regular -50F RV antifreeze, so I got a couple more bottles of -100F RV antifreeze.

The ingredients are the same, so I assume it's safe to mix and use.

But I'm wondering if it would translate into 1:2 ratio.

Meaning, can I make 2 gallons of -50F antifreeze out of 1 gallon of -100F one by adding water?

It would be helpful if list of ingredients had %% in it, but it didn't.

I assume it's ok to pour less or -100F antifreeze into pipes instead of diluting and making it -50F?
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
4,566
NY
Look up the active ingredient and its freezing charts as there are a few kinds. Most of the common ones have a dillution point where they drastically lose efficiency with a stronger concentration. It would be hard to guess how much water is left in the pipes to know the exact mixture %, but several charts did not equate half strength to half the degrees of freezing.
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If its the same $4 a gallon as regular antifreeze, is it even worth it for $2 ?