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Old 02-03-2013, 09:45 PM
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Sand vs Kitty Litter vs Oil Dry For Walking Traction

Oil Dry $0.24 lb
Kitty Litter $0.17 lb
Sand $0.07 lb

I bought a bag of each today. I want to see which gives the best walking traction after I salt a small parking lot and side walk. Price is actually a secondary consideration. Try to not have any slip and falls. Can anyone share their knowledge with me? Thanx / Rick
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:32 PM
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Im not trying to be a dumba$$ but isn't this is what salt or ice melt is for?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:04 AM
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No, you are not a dumba$$. You ask a good question. I use the salt to melt the ice. I try not to use more than I need due to potential property damage. I use sand or kitty litter or oil dry for traction. Trying to find out what will give me best results.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:06 AM
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Oil dry and kitty litter are made of DE, both break down to some slick stuff when saturated. Sand doesn't.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:26 AM
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In my experience, kitty litter turns into a slimy, gooey, slick-as-snot mess.

Even if it didn't, sand is the less offensive option when it sticks to shoes and gets tracked indoors.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:01 AM
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Oil dry and kitty litter are made of DE, both break down to some slick stuff when saturated. Sand doesn't.
He is correct I would use sand. I have used oil dry in a pinch and it worked but would not recommend on regular basis.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:02 AM
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And sand will always be cheapest by far
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:06 AM
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How bout traction grit. Has a little bit more heavy material than sand making it better for traction as well as not clumping in spots and slopes. Use it for getting my truck unstuck once in a while.
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