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Where to buy salt for driveway ice melting? OOS everywhere!

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Try pouring hot water to melt the ice where it is hard to break. Good luck!
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…of course you could also just have salt ready to go before the winter so you don't have to worry about it. :-)
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Have you tried Target?

No one really shops there so you might luck out...
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote: Have you tried Target?

No one really shops there so you might luck out...
I'm having the same issue, tried everywhere. Target, Walmart, Crappy Tire, Costco Home Depot, Gas Stations, Corner Stores, Grocery Stores. I get the same reaction everywhere I go.

I ask for Salt, and the sales clerk looks at me and can't stop laughing
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Some locations open 24 hours

Edit - no go here
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heard on the news that some canadian tire stores are expecting large shippments last night or this morning.maybe the same for other retailers
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Food Basics in RH and Oak Ridges have none. Costco RH none. All should be getting stock on Thursday.
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Breaking up the solid 1" of ice in my driveway yesterday I noticed something odd. It was far easier to remove the ice where no salt had been applied....it required minimal effort with a steel shovel. Hitting down on the ice it would break away in large chunks, I could also slide the tip of the shovel under the ice and it would break away. Just the weight of the shovel falling would crack away large pieces of ice.

Where I had put salt down...near garage doors and on walway....down middle of the driveway etc the ice was pitted, softer....and firmly adhered to the asphalt drive or walkway. It hadn't been walked on, driven over...even a few odd patches salt went on were firmly attached to the driveway. That softer ice is a bugger to remove, doesn't break away in chunks and requires scraping till your arms are falling off!
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Temps are slowly rising to 2C on saturday... the ice will slowly melt anyway. Try in 1-2 days, ice will be much easier to break with an ice chopper.
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djemzine wrote: Food Basics in RH and Oak Ridges have none. Costco RH none. All should be getting stock on Thursday.
I was at Costco before 9am and people hoarded all the salt.
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I went back to Home Depot this morning at 8 am to see if they got any salt. Clerk told me they had 18 skids delivered and it was gone 10 minutes after they opened. People lined up at the door before it even opened to get it.
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Tried Lowes. I was at Lowes (Jane and Hwy 7) yesterday. There was Alaskan salt 20kg for $20 bad. I picked one bag.

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