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How to treat salt w/ Calcium

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Sno4U, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    How do u treat you salt piles w/ calcium chloride?
    I was thinkin' of callin' a local cement company and having them come out and spray a pile.
    If you mix your own calcium how would 1 do it?
    Last question: when you spray down your salt, your making it wet w/ your mixture, isn't that ruining the salt by making it all stick together?:confused:
     
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    some ppl claim the cal, keeps it from sticking and freezing, but personally i have had better luck with dry salt..... then prewetting it on the truck, just my experiance
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i dont know if the concrete company will have the equipment to come out and spray your pile you may have to go there and pick it up
     
  4. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    So, how would I make a calcium mixture?
    Do I just get a big tank 2-300gal. and mix calcium flakes w/ it and spray it?
    How much calcium to water?
    How what do U use as a pump?:confused:
     
  5. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    Converting dry 83-87% calcium flake to liquid calcium - 300 gallons of 32%.

    1244 lbs. 83-87% calcium flake
    247 gallons of water