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mixing sand salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Tedd, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Tedd

    Tedd Member
    from CT
    Messages: 36

    I am thinking of mixing my own sand and salt this year. I only spread by hand with shovel out of buckets but do use about a yard or so a year. I have neighbor who has old sand pit so I was wondering if you guys think its worth it to do myself and what kind of salt to use and how much should I pay for the salt. I will probably buy salt from hardware store? Thanks for any advise. Tedd
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    For what you are doing, you want to mix it about 4 to 1. Just use regular rock salt
  3. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    If your only using about a yard a year I wouldn't waste my time mixing...just go to your local yard and buy it premixed
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Throw down sand and then salt on top.
    Carry 2 big containers