1. The Topic of the Month for October is "Make this the Perfect Bugout Location". Please join the discussion in the TOTM forum.

Uses for salt other than eating

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by svjoe, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    I am sure by no means all inclusive, but here ya go. Not sure what category to put this in so I dumped it here.

    Salt Uses & Tips | SaltWorks®
    Kingfish, Aeason, duane and 8 others like this.
  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    That was a great list!
    Kingfish, Aeason, Tully Mars and 2 others like this.
  3. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Ya know that little napkin that the barmaid sets your beer or Rum and Coke on? Sprinkle it with salt and it will never stick to the bottom of the bottle or glass[js][js][js]
  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    o_O but the salt will then fall down into my shirt![bateye][bateye]
    Kingfish likes this.
  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Hasn't happened to me:D
    Kingfish and Ganado like this.
  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I make chlorine from it .
    Keeps the pools clean
    Kingfish, Ganado and Tully Mars like this.
  7. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    How do you make the chlorine ?
    Kingfish and Dunerunner like this.
  8. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    So, you are boiling off Hydrogen gas?

    Thread Drift...
    Kingfish likes this.
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I clean my cast iron with salt. Works like a charm and doesn't remove the seasoning.
    Dunerunner, Kingfish, Aeason and 3 others like this.
  11. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I have two 2600 lbs. pallets of table salt sitting in the warehouse, if anyone needs some salt.
  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    And I thought hitting the two for one sales at Foodland I was doing good:D
    Dunerunner, Kingfish, Aeason and 2 others like this.
  13. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Is also good to have for barder post SHTF
    Dunerunner, Kingfish and Tully Mars like this.
  14. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I'm sure that someone would offer to clean it up for you. :whistle:
  15. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
    Kingfish and Ganado like this.
  16. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I have never understood why they call these salt water pools, you still make chlorine :rolleyes:
    Kingfish likes this.
  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Yes , If you cover the pools & keep the same hours on the chlorine generation then you get the worst chlorine/bleach hit up the nose.
    It will vent off if left uncovered. Your salt will not evaporate out , but the water leaves all the time if left uncovered & more in a breeze. Adding water will dilute only if you over fill or have a leak. I add 30# of raw salt per year on a huge 6' deep pool .
    I cover it all winter , or if I start from scratch I add 300 # of salt & that's less than 1/4 of the Pacific Ocean concentration of PPM

    "Salt water chlorination is a process that uses dissolved salt (2,500–6,000 ppm) as a store for the chlorination system.[1] The chlorine generator (also known as salt cell, salt generator, salt chlorinator or SWG) uses electrolysis in the presence of dissolved salt (NaCl) to produce hypochlorous acid (HClO) and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), which are the sanitizing agents already commonly used in swimming pools. As such, a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free; it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of direct addition of chlorine."
    Kingfish likes this.
  18. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    But, it requires a filter pump with a flow rate between 700-3,000 gph...

    I guess you are just saying this equipment utilizes electrolysis, the same process you were talking about in making chlorine out of salt.
    Kingfish likes this.
  19. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    I enjoyed this post. I have several 5 gallon buckets of salt.
  20. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    OK Duner , ya got me , but thats how I use salt .
    Such a simple reply & it took 4 posts of how & why I use salt.
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary