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post #1 of 4 Old 12-18-2019, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Calcium chloride blend advantage???

I've been conducting a 2 year ice melting test of calcium chloride (CaCl2) versus rock salt (NaCl) and CaCl2 pellets versus flakes so I feel I understand them well. I haven't tested CaCl2 blends because there are so many variations. I'm wondering though if anyone is familiar with the advantages, if any, of a CaCl2 blend versus just CaCl2. The only advantage I've seen in research is the potential cost savings but I've found no real cost difference at my local retailers. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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i'm always mixing calcium chloride and salt esp. since a 40 pound bag of calcium chloride is 20 bucks at lowes here and salt only 7, the combo works .IMM it's cost saving not much more
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i'm always mixing calcium chloride and salt esp. since a 40 pound bag of calcium chloride is 20 bucks at lowes here and salt only 7, the combo works .IMM it's cost saving not much more
That's a good idea. Buying a blend isn't cost effective and I'd never know the ratio.
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i just mix it by the soupe like one uses for bulk nails in a hardware store 2 salt to 1 of calcium using a old electric cement mix i have maybe
at the min it saves some money
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