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Coverage of liquid cal chloride per sq ft

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 122fox, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. 122fox

    122fox Member
    Messages: 41

    Has any one used liquid calcium chloride for sidewalks and stairs, what are u finding for amount in gallon used per sq foot? how have your results been ??
     
  2. kpmsnow

    kpmsnow Senior Member
    from Elkhart
    Messages: 156

    Guess I'd want to ask what type of liqiud calcium you where refering to? Lots of products out there with liqiud calcium in it. Is it pure, or only a small part of the blend?
     
  3. 122fox

    122fox Member
    Messages: 41

    pure or as close as you can get not mixing it
     
  4. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Are you making this your self?

    How are you spraying it?

    And if your making it your self, how are you making it, and at what rate?
     
  5. 122fox

    122fox Member
    Messages: 41

    no im buying premix cal chloride not sure what %, and im spraying with a 200 gal skid sprayer, this is my first yr trying this on walks, just wondered amounts of usage so i can compare costs? i have heard 35 gallons per acre but im not sure??
     
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Well you should know what the % is before you buy it.... The place you buy from should of have it tested at one point. And if your buying large amounts at one time you should be testing it when u get it.

    If you over Appy it you will have big problems on your hands
     
  7. 122fox

    122fox Member
    Messages: 41

    well im jsut trying to get a feel for amount used before i decide if im gonna go that way or not im pretty clear about if u use to much and that is matters how much water is already on the ground plus whats still expected to fall, anyway im just looking for amount per sq foot appled in gallons
     
  8. LawnTools

    LawnTools Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Gallon per 1000 square feet is what my guy says is right, ask the manufacturer they should be able to tell you
     
  9. 122fox

    122fox Member
    Messages: 41

    thank you for your info
     
  10. turboguy

    turboguy Member
    Messages: 56

    Most of the numbers I have seen and heard of guys doing are in the range of 30-40 gallons per acre for anti-icing (ahead of the storm) That being the case you would use about 3/4 to 1 gallon per 1000 sq. ft. For de-icing I hear all kinds of numbers but for a ball park just double that.
     
  11. 122fox

    122fox Member
    Messages: 41

    thank you thats the kinda info im looking for
     
  12. studebaker48

    studebaker48 Member
    Messages: 53

    the rate should be 30 gallon to 50,000 sq ft. I have use luquid cal on sidewalks doesnt work well at all. I would look at magic salt liquid or fusion they work really well.ussmileyflag