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Sidewalk ice melt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by gd8boltman, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    formula assistance needed. I have a bid packet looking for salting sidewalks based on a linear foot price ( i know what a LF is) with two options:

    1. Less than 10 granules per square inch

    2. Greater than 10 granules per square inch

    Not sure how to figure the equation to determine approx. usage per LF. If anyone has seen one of these and knows, I would appreciate your help.

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Are you talking pure rock salt or calcium chloride?
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thats funny. Its amazing how technically silly some of these specs have become-who wrote that spec?
  4. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    good luck measuring 10 granules per a square inch...i've never heard of a quote broken down like that.
  5. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    They are requesting calcium

    chloride. in my 20 years of being in this business, I also have never heard of such a thing. I talked to the Customer, his response was short stating, "that is for you to determine, you are the expert." I asked where he achieved that specification, and he stated from another Customers bid. I have done several internet searches and cannot find any info. May have to use the best guess method, which is not good for wither party.

  6. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    I wouldn't worry about it just do your job the way you would anywhere else and make his place nice and safe you'll be good!