Anybody using saltwater on their driveway?

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Re: Anybody using saltwater on their driveway?

Postby meisen on Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:56 am

Yeah you live out in the tundra too..... :lol:

Probably better to just batten down for winter and come out when the snow melts.
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Re: Anybody using saltwater on their driveway?

Postby Rueg on Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:45 pm

Aquarium maintenance is a pain this year. We have our own septic so I don't like dumping any saltwater down the drain. Afraid it will kill the bacteria in the septic tank. I carry it out to the edge of the farm field and dump it. At least I am set for another 3 weeks.

Chickened out on dumping the waste saltwater on the back patio - I think it would just turn to ice - not enough salt in it to keep it from freezing. Plus the runoff would probably kill the grass and plants.
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Re: Anybody using saltwater on their driveway?

Postby BraenDead on Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:21 pm

At a salinity of 1.0255 saltwater will freeze at 28.9 degrees F, so probably not the best idea... :)

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Re: Anybody using saltwater on their driveway?

Postby SNAFU 2 on Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:26 pm

If you do dump it down into the septic. I don't know how many Gal. you are dumping, but to re-start the bacteria just use bread yeast a block about once a month. Its cheap and works great, a trick i learn from and old plummer

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Rueg wrote:Aquarium maintenance is a pain this year. We have our own septic so I don't like dumping any saltwater down the drain. Afraid it will kill the bacteria in the septic tank. I carry it out to the edge of the farm field and dump it. At least I am set for another 3 weeks.

Chickened out on dumping the waste saltwater on the back patio - I think it would just turn to ice - not enough salt in it to keep it from freezing. Plus the runoff would probably kill the grass and plants.
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Re: Anybody using saltwater on their driveway?

Postby beergeek on Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:27 pm

I would just stomp around in big warm boots, can give your dog some fun play time to. I do have a dog that does love to play in the snow, and I can get her to make her own tracks while I make a area for her.

She is a 60lb Weim so she is not a small wimpy dog though.
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