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Post your bulk deicer storage methods

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by hatefulmechanic, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Curious to see how everyone is doing their salt storage (or whatever bulk product ya use).

    I am planning on doing a simple pad with hoffa blocks and a canvas roof for now, but would like to get an idea of what others are doing.

    Did a quick search and did not see anything pertinent with pics, so post them up!
  2. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Sea Can. Works great.
  3. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    In WI, all salt has to be stored in a nonpermeable container or building so as to prevent contaminating the water table.

    Right now I am using a large (7.5'x10'x4') treated plywood box, that has 4x4 joists, 2x4 studs, and a 3/8" pt plywood arched (by arching pt 2x6's) and hinged top so as to shed water and snow. ...as well as 10 yards in my dump.

    If I want to store more salt (as I can buy it cheaper in larger quantities) I have considered a 10' x 20' galvanized corrugated shed with arched top.
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

  5. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    That is great info, I appreciate it!
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Here's a pic of one bin out of four at our shop. Might only have 200-300 tons in it at this point. Stacked high and tight this bin will hold 2,000 tons.

    I would share more pics with them filled, but I'm too lazy to resize the pics...seems I've used them in the past here.


  7. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Very nice.

    I was thinking of building a bigger shed, but if you have multiple bins, you can rotate stock.

  8. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Novice......... :laughing:

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Rotate Stock?????????........Is it like wine and might go bad.......:drinkup:
  10. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I'm trying to get the mods to make this a sticky!!!!!

    How to Repost a photo that's already on Plowsite.


  12. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Not the way you go through it.
  13. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

  14. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    I have mine stored in a corner of one of our buildings.
  15. SnoDaddy

    SnoDaddy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 141

    :yow!: search nazi alert woo woo woo:D
  16. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,145

    TCLA, Wow that's alot of salt. How much salt will you go through in a season?
  17. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Nice and dry inside.

    salt pile 003.jpg
  18. pabaker66

    pabaker66 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    what do you do with any leftover after the season?
    I want to store mine inside as well but I am afraid of things in shop rusting, any problem with that?
  19. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Pray for late season snow!Last year(little snow)had 25 tons left over,moved it behind the shop on and covered by tarps.This year I'll just leave it inside covered tight with a tarp.No rusting,with the exception of one close electric outlet.Concrete floor is fine,no impact at all after 7 yrs.Must of been done right.
  20. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Also that pic was right after a delivery.It's half gone and won't take up much space.About 8' from rear wall and we still got another month to go.