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Rock Salt Major Bag £5.41 @ Wickes

£5.41 @ Wickes
Used to disperse ice and to provide a grit surface! Read More
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Used to disperse ice and to provide a grit surface!
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#1
Out of stock in the Plymouth branch when I looked yesterday (which is hardly surprising!)
#2
how big ?
#3
Bag doesnt look that big, prob better off buying cat litter
#4
tallpete33
how big ?


It says "approx 25kg" in their Q&A section.
#5
salt or sand will help too
#6
no salt in asda yesterday lol
#7
let down by your council, c'mon, that's not gonna happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#8
garbage456
isnt that description by wickes illegal?


what descripton by wickes? :?
#9
I would stay away from using brown salt as it contains a high percentage of insoluble impurities that creates a muddy sludge.

I would use white salt as it leaves little or no residue on the ground.

Voted cold.
#10
The temperatures (here at least) are too cold for salt to make any difference.
#11
Mr Twister
I would stay away from using brown salt as it contains a high percentage of insoluble impurities that creates a muddy sludge.

I would use white salt as it leaves little or no residue on the ground.



The brown impurities in rock salt is Marl, which comes from the salt mines. It actually provides extra grip on iced surfaces, and is typically washed away on first rain. Normal rock salt contains less than 10% Malm.

'White Salt' is sea salt, which is more refined and does not have the same de-icing properties that rock salt does. This is why you never see the council or the Highways Agency using 'white salt' for de-icing operations.

Voting cold for this reason alone is a bit sad IMO.
#12
Benjiman

Voting cold for this reason alone is a bit sad IMO.


So you wouldnt be bothered tramping brown sludge through your home if you used it on your pathway ?

Using brown salt on the roads is fine but for your own use ie pathways, driveways etc i would use white IMO.
#13
This would have been awesome for thursday. Was forced to get a taxi to work as road was just too icy.
#14
Benjiman
The brown impurities in rock salt is Marl, which comes from the salt mines. It actually provides extra grip on iced surfaces, and is typically washed away on first rain. Normal rock salt contains less than 10% Malm.

'White Salt' is sea salt, which is more refined and does not have the same de-icing properties that rock salt does. This is why you never see the council or the Highways Agency using 'white salt' for de-icing operations.

Voting cold for this reason alone is a bit sad IMO.


+ 1 HOT from me.
#15
Mr Twister
So you wouldnt be bothered tramping brown sludge through your home if you used it on your pathway ?

Using brown salt on the roads is fine but for your own use ie pathways, driveways etc i would use white IMO.


Curious as to how many folks would not remove their wellingtons or walking boots once safely inside their homes?

If you NEED to wear them inside, perhaps some carried in salt would be useful?:-D

Perhaps that could be today's topical tip???? :thumbsup:
1 Like #16
Anyone needing salt, get Tescos own brand dishwashers salt, only £1.11 per 2kilo bag.
Finish dishwasher salt is £1.79, but its the rocks and no one else seems to get the notion to buy it. I mean theyre selling out of table salt, but not this.
#17
Mr Twister
So you wouldnt be bothered tramping brown sludge through your home if you used it on your pathway ?

Using brown salt on the roads is fine but for your own use ie pathways, driveways etc i would use white IMO.


+1 i'd rather make sure my path sludge matches the surroundings and be killed sliding into a lake than make that social fopar :whistling:
#18
Also good on chips.
#19
great stuff bought 3 bags 3 weeks ago - i have no snow or ice on my path or drive !!!!!!!!!!1
#20
I've just phoned my local store to check stock availability and the member of staff laughed at me and said they were out of stock and the next delivery was due end of February!!!
1 Like #21
nickelarse
This would have been awesome for thursday. Was forced to get a taxi to work as road was just too icy.


I am not sure trying to walk sprinkling salt in front of you would have worked.
#22
Buy it and then sell it back to your council for profit!
#23
mph
great stuff bought 3 bags 3 weeks ago - i have no snow or ice on my path or drive !!!!!!!!!!1


Me too - no trace of Snow or Ice at all on my drive.

P.S. Bought mine at my local Wicks in Bridgetown, Barbados - I'm sure they still have stock ;-)
#24
My local Wickes said they weren't expecting stock for a couple of weeks, good deal if you can get any.

Councils use brown salt as it's cheap ... £25 per tonne, any soluble impurity will reduce the freezing point of water.
#25
nickelarse
This would have been awesome for thursday. Was forced to get a taxi to work as road was just too icy.


So what did the taxi drive on, the path??
#26
Mr Twister
So you wouldnt be bothered tramping brown sludge through your home if you used it on your pathway ?

Using brown salt on the roads is fine but for your own use ie pathways, driveways etc i would use white IMO.


I think given the choice between a little bit of mess on my shoes (which I have a doormat for cleaning off anyway) and potentially slipping over on my driveway and breaking a bone, I know which one I'd rather go for.... It's kinda common sense really.
#27
I was in Borehamwood Wickes last night. Had a sign at the entrance stating no salt. I wouldn't expect many branches to have..
#28
Benjiman
The brown impurities in rock salt is Marl, which comes from the salt mines. It actually provides extra grip on iced surfaces, and is typically washed away on first rain. Normal rock salt contains less than 10% Malm.

'White Salt' is sea salt, which is more refined and does not have the same de-icing properties that rock salt does. This is why you never see the council or the Highways Agency using 'white salt' for de-icing operations.

Voting cold for this reason alone is a bit sad IMO.


WRONG, you DO see councils using table salt. Look at Blackburn with Darwen Council..... Anyway none of the salt works in these temperatures and the 2 inch of ice needs removing first. Presume it corrodes metal easlier.
#29
mph
great stuff bought 3 bags 3 weeks ago - i have no snow or ice on my path or drive !!!!!!!!!!1


In what part of Spain do you reside ? ;-)
#30
I went for fish and chips just now and they wanted 50p extra for the salt!
#31
LindsRoberts;7482543
I went for fish and chips just now and they wanted 50p extra for the salt!

You keep telling yourself that :whistling:
#32
Comical how the local Wickes advertises the sales of this salt yet they haven't gritted their car park making it impossible to drive on! Good work Wickes.

Oh and Blackburn and Darwen are full of inbreds who have been fooled into buying table salt for the roads, retards.
banned#33
Winchy
Comical how the local Wickes advertises the sales of this salt yet they haven't gritted their car park making it impossible to drive on! Good work Wickes.

Oh and Blackburn and Darwen are full of inbreds who have been fooled into buying table salt for the roads, retards.


Most stores don't grit the car parks any more, because some idiots sued when they crashed and they had gritted :x
#34
kentc81
Bag doesnt look that big, prob better off buying cat litter


great idea your just have cat pooh every where after the thaw and it bloody stinks
#35
I too could have used this on my drive! My car is at the top of a slope and it hasn't been moved since the snow came in. If I do I might hit the wall at the bottom.

However, I do have a Wickes within walking distance, so I may take a walk

Thanks HOT from me
#36
shamus1975
great idea your just have cat pooh every where after the thaw and it bloody stinks


One assumes he meant CLEAN cat litter as opposed to USED cat litter, lol
#37
Mr Twister
So you wouldnt be bothered tramping brown sludge through your home if you used it on your pathway ?

Using brown salt on the roads is fine but for your own use ie pathways, driveways etc i would use white IMO.


you telling me you wear your out side shoes indoors then i take mine of on the mat
#38
Would be nice if we even had a Wickes nearby. Would be even nicer if our council had actually worked out how to use whatever salt or grit they have. The whole of the small town where I live has been left untouched, including the nearby dual carriageway and also the main road where the ambulance station is!
#39
bargainhunter666
WRONG, you DO see councils using table salt. Look at Blackburn with Darwen Council..... Anyway none of the salt works in these temperatures and the 2 inch of ice needs removing first. Presume it corrodes metal easlier.


They've probably run out of rock salt, and can't get a delivery..

And you're absolutely right about the need to remove the ice, the roads & pavements around me are lethal due to the thick ice. The salt/grit/sand just helps a little with traction.
#40
thearbiter65
One assumes he meant CLEAN cat litter as opposed to USED cat litter, lol


yes clean which ill attract the cats then it will be fouled

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