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pre-treated my salt pile today.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by powerjoke, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
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    we pre-treated my salt pile today to keep it from freezing up this winter so i thought i would take some pic's..

    i put on ~10gallon per ton of Calcium, but i dyed the chloride before i applied ;) . i am still waiting on more salt but i wanted to treat what was in the bin first.

    i'll treat the next load when it comes out of the truck before it goes in the bin.

    i posted the pic's backwards. so the last pic is before we started.. notice the sawdust on the pile from the wood bee's?.......they'll ruin a barn i no-time, do you guys have them up there?........they are almost like the "concreto eato ant" that BNC was talking about lol


    p.s. BTW: i am the one taking the pic's not the brown guy in the pic's lol

    PJ
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    Looks good PJ, buy dying it blue you can charge twice as much.:D
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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    I think more along a rainbow colors would even be better.

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  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    Well PJ does have a rainbow flag flying at his house.:D
     
  5. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
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    where do you come up with these pics with lightning like speed grandveiw
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,571

    How?
    Did you collect so much smurf pee....:confused:
     
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  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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    I get them off JD's hard drive!
     
  8. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
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    what did you use for dye????
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That would explain a few things. LOL

    Smurf pee, PJ must have had a lot of little cups to collect it all.:D


    I thought he would have just colored it green, the same color as all his money.payup
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    We have blue dye for spraying, I'm assuming that's what he's using. You can get it at most places that sell chemicals.
     
  11. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
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    not to sound like an idiot but where and for what??? what do you need to dye that you would have that much of it, and where would you get it from. i get all different kinds of chemicals from different places but i dont have a clue what you guys are using on the salt
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,571

    :rolleyes: You need to talk to Papa Smurf...
     
  13. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
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    well the smurf peewas a little too dificult to get....Creative kept drnking it all,......and the rainbow flag. i herd Clapper was hording them all....for all of his flagpoles :D lol





    the pile is treated with calcium chloride......from the concrete plant for $1.00 per gallon with a freezing temp of -65*

    the dye is just some i had leftover from this spray season......I only put less than 1qt of dye in the chloride so it is pretty cheap..(like $20) and it looks really cool

    and yes i will try to charge more now :D but by treating the pile it did run the cost up $10 per ton for the salt.....uh. i mean $50;)

    PJ
     
  14. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  15. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    what is this dye that you spray and what is its purpose??
     
  16. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
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    have you ever wondered why there is only one smurfette ?....

    PJ
     
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
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    she must be very tired
     
  18. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    In honor of your PM a couple weeks ago, I am gonna guess.............................

    1 Smurfette 12 cups :confused: :eek:
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Why did you make your blue salt white?
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I use it for spraying around trees and my gravel yard, when using a back pack. You can see where you've sprayed. I'm not sure what's it's called, I got a bottle for free like 7 years ago and I'm still using it. Just ask for spray dye.