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Wet Salt how do I dry out?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Dumpster Guy, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Dumpster Guy

    Dumpster Guy Member
    Messages: 74

    I am picking up my Bulk Salt order today, Of course its raining and the salt pile is somewhat exposed before I get to it. I pick it up in dumpsters then load into sea cans with a bobcat. I will leave the salt for 1 day in the dumpster propped up to drain any water before loading into the shipping container.

    Any other suggestions or ideas?
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Not much you can do......................
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    hair dryer ! :laughing::laughing:
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    Son of a .........

    That's what I was going to say Paul. :realmad: :laughing:
  5. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    either that or else a .........reallllllly big towel
  6. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Bounty paper towels................
  7. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    It will harder no matter what due to the rain right?

    I would just break it up after it dries.
  8. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Sounds like the makings of a Salt Block if you ask me.
  9. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    That's one reason I try to pick up my salt when it clear and dry and low humidity.
  10. ukcats

    ukcats Junior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 19

    have u tried the sham wow
  11. chaos270

    chaos270 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 22

    How many ton do you fit in a shipping container? what size, assuming 40'.
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162


  13. Dumpster Guy

    Dumpster Guy Member
    Messages: 74

    Hey if I thought it would work....

    The supplier happened to have some in a covered area that I was able to get ( 30 tonne) to get us started. We are going to dump it in a pile and load from the top of the pile and keep the bottom contents for first use.

    I will let you know how much we can load into the 20 ft container. I am thinking 30 tonne... We are storing three of these on customer sites. Tomorrow is our first freezing event but I doubt we'll get to salt.

    My contracts are a little larger this year and I will have to get sharper on the salt game my average properties last year was 1/2 to 1 acre this year one of them is a 25 acre shopping mall. I will need allot more salt but just trying to figure out how to manage it.

    Thanks for the info >especially for the Sham Wow (cretebaby) that's a classic I can't believe I didn't think of that. I will have to add that to my "kits" for the trucks along side the solve all duck tape and Zap straps....