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water softener salt range??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by stealthplowing, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. stealthplowing

    stealthplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Anybody that is using water softener salt for de icing know how cold before it wont work?
     
  2. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,086

    I think I've heard around 20*F, but I don't remember for sure. I'm sure someone will correct or confirm this.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
  3. artisanoutdoors

    artisanoutdoors Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    It's the same as rock salt. I believe 5*F but could be wrong
     
  4. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,879

    If it is just regular sodium chloride(rock salt) it's like 20deg-5deg give or take, just need to use more the colder it gets :D
     
  5. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,086

    I was wrong. I looked it up and artisanoutdoors is correct. It's around 5*F
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Sodium chloride is sodium chloride.
     
  7. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,086

    Which would change my answer back to 15-20 degrees. This is why I stick to the bagged ice melt...I'm clueless. Sorry OP I'll let others answer here where they might know more than me