Re-using salt. yes or no

Submitted by Suzan on 12/16/05 at 10:57 PM. ( )

After salting the cape, can I re-use the salt that is left scattered all over my table. Of course I also make a mess of my floor, but I know not to use that again.
Thanks in advance.

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This was covered a few weeks ago

This response submitted by Joey Arender on 12/16/05 at 11:36 PM. ( )

Some throw it out, some use it as weed killer, some use it for their salt licks, and some reuse it. Cecil's garbage man snorts it. Ckeck early Dec. late mid to late Nov. It may have been in the tanning section if you don't find it in industry. Good luck

i wouldnt

This response submitted by randy (droptine taxidermy) on 12/17/05 at 12:42 AM. ( )

salts cheep,,i would not reuse not the sharpest knife in the kitchen ,but i think it has to loose some of its drawling power when it gets wet and bloody! just my 2 cents!

Randy I would Think

This response submitted by Joey on 12/17/05 at 12:49 AM. ( )

That as long it is in its solid form it would work same. I do think you would need to dry it out and think i saw in the archives how someone here does dry it out.

I agree with you though it cheap and not worth saving. I do use my old salt to salt my bridge as it is at the bottom of a hill that drains for days after a rain.

I think not

This response submitted by Mr.T on 12/17/05 at 6:42 AM. ( )

I gave in and tried to reuse the salt, had some iffy problems show up so, I will go back to only using the new salt, trash the old. I pay $3.49 for 50# of salt. What will I save by if I have to replace a cape by skimping on salt?
Others will say that they use the salt over and over for years with no problem, I won't believe that.


This response submitted by Ed Babneau on 12/17/05 at 8:09 PM. ( )

I always double salt....a day or two w/ initial salting then shake it off and replace w/ fresh till the hide is dry.While the salt can be reused,it is usualy clumpy, and in my opinion,will not rub in as well. You could use your second salting for the initial salt on the next hide, But as stated above ,salt is cheap.

Why I salt my capes

This response submitted by paul k on 12/17/05 at 10:52 PM. ( )

I salt my capes to draw out the moister and proteins that promote bacterial growth. Now why would I want to throw this dirty salt back on my capes ?


This response submitted by mark on 12/18/05 at 11:53 AM. ( )

I tossed mine on the driveway apron. Still kills ice. Wish I had another ton or so.

That first response was a good one, Joey!

This response submitted by Craig on 12/18/05 at 2:20 PM. ( )

You really summed it all up with that one, lol.

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