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Salt freezing ??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Dieselman19, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Im buying bulk salt from a local landscaper and i put the salt in 5 gallan buckets with tops, i just filled my buckets yestorday and i went to use them this morning and they were frozen. can i do something different so they wont freeze, some sat in my truck and some sat on the side of the garage????? Any suggestions?
  2. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Alot of moisture in bulk salt..that's what freezes..salt is basically good at temp 20 degrees and up..so when the temp goes down past that...what you have in buckets freezes..try keeping a few buckets in a utility room of your house or someplace that has some heat...with bulk salt stored outside and covered with a tarp really doesn't help dry it out or keep it dry...i know it's cheaper than buying bagged salt...but you'll have fewer headaches..our salt for the roads is stores in a salt/chloride shed...it dries out over the period of time of spring summer, fall...maybe you can build your own shed to store it in and buy your bulk salt in spring for the next winter season...just a thought
  3. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Try mixing a little bit of sand in, it helps to make it a bit easier to break-up and gives a little bit of traction too.