Anyone need Salt?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Mike Trom, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    This is not snow or slush on the road, on the shoulder or in the center, it is all salt. Clouds of it in the air behind us. Not even that brine solution, just plain old rock salt being spread. No wonder the old cars disintegrated in a few years. salt.jpg
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  2. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known Member

    What state is that?

    :D Al
  3. 2stg14spds

    2stg14spds Well-Known Member

    I:mad: NY cars won't see the light of day until memorial day
  4. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    That's what it looked like here south of Boston until we got a lot of rain last week. There's still some remnants of it but it's mostly gone. It was terrible!

    Of course, it's only almost mid February, so I'm sure we can count on a lot more....
  5. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    I don't remember the salt being as fine and dusty as it is now, is this something new? I too am seeing salt dust clouds behind my car and figure it can not be good for the longevity of lots of things including our cars.
  6. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Good old NY State, just outside of Buffalo...
    We have an abundance of salt mines around here so there is no shortage of material

    The GS will not see the light of day for a minimum of 2 more months, probably longer:(
  7. 2stg14spds

    2stg14spds Well-Known Member

    I'm not far from you in Chautauqua NY I hat the amount of salt they use here it sucks.
  8. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    I'm on long island NY the local highway dept just switched over to all salt this year WTF last week the roads were white for 4 days everything will be junk.
  9. Gulfgears

    Gulfgears Gulfgears

    What does all that salt do to the water supply? Got to leach into the soil. What does the salt do to the PH levels of the soil?
  10. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    They have to make sure they use it all up otherwise they wont get more next year. So if they save money and have a money surplus at the end of the year, there will be less money allotted to them next year. Can you wrap your head around that?
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    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    Yup, now that cars have antilock brakes, traction control, skid control and all wheel drive, we need more salt. Gotta make sure there's not a speck of snow on the roads.
  12. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    I hear a few guys say that, on clear winter days, they take their classic cars out for a cruise. What they don't think about is all the salt still on the roads. It may be not as bad as Mike's picture, but if any salt dust is kicked up on the car, then all its going to take is a bit of moisture to possibly start rust. I hate waiting, but we don't take our cars out in the spring until after a heavy gully washing rain.
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  13. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Big problem here in Maryland...wells are being contaminated. Probably takes years but it is reaching water table. People are having to drill deeper wells.....
  14. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Look on the bright side. We won't have to buy or add salt to our food. We will save money! :rolleyes:;););)
  15. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'm definitely going to wait until there's consecutive days of torrential downpours. I got antsy last year and did like you mentioned. Not this year, though.

    The road treatments down here are insane.
  16. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    So far we've been lucky with the snow down here on "Lawn Guyland". They've been brining the roads and throwing down the sand/ salt mix. Some of the roads down here look like sand dunes from all the stuff they put down. They really do go overboard
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  17. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Remember public works (Newton Mass) throwing down huge amounts of sand and rock salt in the seventies, on the streets, and at the elementary and middle schools that attended. Moved out and eventually to southwest twenty five years ago this year. Don't miss it one bit.
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  18. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Homeowners are having to replace plumbing and can't drink the water. Ridiculous....
    I guess have to put a bunch down so no lawsuits.....

    Near where I used to live on TV they showed a particular downhill corner that they over-treated.....people skid on the salt itself.....
    I've seen SUVs off the road there in dry (salted) conditions
  19. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Lawn Guyland :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Two Thumbs LOL :):):):):):):):):):)
  20. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    My guess is that it gets ground up by traffic. So bad sometimes you can smell it despite the cabin air filter so I usually hit the re-circulation switch. Can't be healthy breathing that crap.

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