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Why does ice melter get wet in bin?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fcristan, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. fcristan

    fcristan Junior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 1

    I keep ice melter in salt bins at many properties, for some reason the ice melter does not stay dry, there will actually be inches of water in the bottom of the box, I dont know if its condensation or what or if its moisture coming out of the ice melter, just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,158

    Competition needs bathroom breaks too...
     
  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    It is a problem but it is hard to stop. Salt is hygroscopic - it will pull water out of the air. So unless it is in a sealed container it will get wet.
     
  4. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    One of the reasons calcium chloride works so well for dust control.