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alternative to rock salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fireboy6413, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I have a church that has a well for water, well the church sits on a main road, and all the wash off from the main road and the parkway washes ion to their well. So I cant use salt because the levels are already high. Is their anything else to use, besides sand.
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Potassium acetate, you can't use anything with chlorides or you will mess with their water quality.
     
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Is it a dug well or artesian?
     
  4. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    2cor517 not sure how far it goes down, their salt levels do go up in the winter, just slightly, but they dont want to take a chance. they put sand down last year but their is a day care on site so the ice is a problem. Forestfireguy do you have any more info on products with out chlorides. price and where to buy would be great
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Maybe you could lease one of those jet engine track dryers that Nascar has.....
     
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    that would be nice id be the hottest plow guy in my area, literally:laughing::laughing:
     
  7. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Theres a guy in Hudson NY that sells or used to sell Potassium Acetate, we bought from him for a few years. I have his contact info at the office, can get it to you monday, shoot me a PM to remind me if you would. And it works pretty well, I ran the site we used it on and sprayed thousand and thousands of gallons of the stuff at a Walmart in Central Valley NY. I believe that it's going for upwards of 3 bucks a gallon delivered.