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Calcium Chloride Cost?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by QCS, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. QCS

    QCS Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    First, it is great to be a member of such a great site. So much valuable information is gained from you all. Anyway, I have my local Home Depot that has a pallet of 41 bags of calcium chloride pellets that they will sell me for $314.00. Is this a good deal? They are 50# bags.
     
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    how many on a pallet look in they yellow pages under salt most guys will also sell calcium and magnesium chloride as well....compare prices...lock in rates all season
     
  3. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    oh and welcome aboard
     
  4. polarplowing

    polarplowing Member
    Messages: 59

    I think that is probably average, I paid $412 for 48 bags of calcium chloride 50# bags just last week, in North Dakota. At my a local lumber yard.
     
  5. dssxxxx

    dssxxxx Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 63


    That's $7.658 per bag. If they are not a blend and are 90-94% calcium chloride pellets...then:

    A great price.....buy them all.
     
  6. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Here in Michigan the going price is $15.00 a 50# bag.

    Regards Mike
     
  7. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    $15.00 does it have gold chips in it.? What is the brand
     
  8. EnviroTeam

    EnviroTeam Member
    Messages: 71

    Can someone tell me what the difference between cal chlor and regular salt is from a ice control point of view. I realize it probably has to do with the effective temperature, but does anyone have the specifics. I could probably hunt around on the net and figure this out but I could probably loose a lot of sleep doing it..lol

    Thanks
     
  9. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    They have different brands, somtimes it Dow other times it a no name brand. I don't buy a ton of it but do use it on the gutters and roof if I have a ice dam problem.

    Regards Mike
     
  10. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    rock salt cannot be used on concrete such as sidewalks and store front areas it will eat away at it so calcium or magnessium chloride is used and doesnt eat away as much of the concrete
     
  11. dssxxxx

    dssxxxx Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 63


    From a melting temp:

    rock salt = approximate 20 degrees F
    calcium chloride = approximate -25 degrees F
     
  12. EnviroTeam

    EnviroTeam Member
    Messages: 71

    Thanks for that, I can never remember the numbers..lol
     
  13. QCS

    QCS Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks guys for all your responses! I ended up getting the whole pallet.