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Can u mix Alaskan salt (blue) with the regular de-icing salt?

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Can u mix Alaskan salt (blue) with the regular de-icing salt?

Is there any reason I can't mix some of each in a bag to use? The regular stuff doesn't work too well at lower temps so sometimes using some of the blue stuff gets the snow/ice started faster at which time the regular stuff can help.
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DON'T!
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Feb 6th, 2019 9:57 pm
DON'T!
You'll cause a tear in space/time!
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Have container outside with regular salt... just topped it off with blue stuff and mixed.

Worked well so far.
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The regular rock salt will pit concrete and interlocking stones and damage your lawn ... if you are using the salt in other areas then I don't see why not (make sure you don't shovel the snow/ice with rock salt on to the lawn). We use only one or two 10kg bags of the Alaskan a season so we never use the regular salt.
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You need 6 years university in Saltology and post grad in De- icing engineering to answer this.
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Jon Lai wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 8:41 am
Is this purely from cost savings perspective? We only use Alaskan and it’s only $20-30 worth a season.
I have some of the rock salt from previous winters. Rock salt is cheaper so why spend money if it works. We can't get away from rock salt anyways as the city is still using it.
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You should NEVER mix these compounds. They are chemically incompatible with each other and likely to cause a chemical explosion.

It says so right on the label.
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Jerico wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 2:00 pm
That friggin alasakan stuff always breaks down into a wet mess if you dont use it all in one season. Or is that somehow just me?
You have to keep it in a dry place. If you keep it somewhere on the ground, chances are there will be water getting into the bag.
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I mixed mine this year, as a bag that I recently opened had a lot of fine blue power and while spreading, it would blow back up to my face.
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Jerico wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 2:00 pm
That friggin alasakan stuff always breaks down into a wet mess if you dont use it all in one season. Or is that somehow just me?
Most likely how you store yours. I bought 2 10kg bags one year after the year all stores ran out of salt due to all the freezing rains we had. I finished the first bag just last year. And still running on the 2nd bag right now. Haven't turned to wet mess nor became a solid clump like some say. I rarely salt the stairs and walkways since I try to always get them clean asap. So not sure how others go thru 2 to 3 bags a season.

I just keep mine in the same bag they came in, crumple the top as best as I can, then put them on the shelves. Maybe leaving them on the shelves is better than just leaving them on the floor?
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vanpatrick81 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 2:48 pm
Most likely how you store yours. I bought 2 10kg bags one year after the year all stores ran out of salt due to all the freezing rains we had. I finished the first bag just last year. And still running on the 2nd bag right now. Haven't turned to wet mess nor became a solid clump like some say. I rarely salt the stairs and walkways since I try to always get them clean asap. So not sure how others go thru 2 to 3 bags a season.

I just keep mine in the same bag they came in, crumple the top as best as I can, then put them on the shelves. Maybe leaving them on the shelves is better than just leaving them on the floor?
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