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Reusing salt?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Michael Brigman, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. It's been over 100 degrees here for the last 38 days. :-\ I was thinking about taking my wet, used salt outside to dry out and then reuse it. I'm sure if I spread it out on a piece of plywood it would be bone dry in a few days. Has anyone else tried it?
     
  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Michael, I'm sure it's been done, but look at it a different way. My shop rate per hour is $25. Do you know how much salt I can buy for $25? I toss my salt into the garbage.
     

  3. hounddoggy

    hounddoggy Member

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    probably be like reusing a tampon. itll dry and itll do the job twice BUT ITLL STINK !!
     
  4. dktaxidermy

    dktaxidermy I'm on top of the dirt; how bad can it be?

    hounddoggy that was just toooo sickkkk.
     
  5. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    ROFLMAO OMG THAT WAS FUNNY!!!!!!!!
     
  6. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    I agree with George.
     
  7. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    But, This analogy is "spot" on!:)
     
  8. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Same here....and I just bought 160 pounds of NEW salt last week for $12.
     
  9. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    No I wont use it cause of bacteria and wherever else may grow down there.
     
  10. dktaxidermy

    dktaxidermy I'm on top of the dirt; how bad can it be?

    Michael where you get that kinda deal? i'll even go to Texas for that.lol

    kirby
     
  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Saving salt, why?
     
  12. Michael, where are you getting your salt? The cheapest I can find is $8 for 50 lbs.
     
  13. Kirby any feed store. Get fine mixing salt. 3 bucks for 40 lbs
     
  14. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    Jeez I go to the feed shops near weekly....never thought to ask about salt ::)
     
  15. Don't get stock salt, it's too coarse. Must be fine.
     
  16. I just got salt at our local feed mill. They call it mixing salt, and I think it was $5 something for 50 lbs.
     
  17. dktaxidermy

    dktaxidermy I'm on top of the dirt; how bad can it be?

    40# is $6.00 here at the feed store if they even have it, which is only about once a year. i been using pool salt from Wally world for 4.50 per 40#
     
  18. I use stock salt from the feed store all the time. It works good for me and it's not fine.
     
  19. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    It WILL work but it's not the best choice. The finer the salt, the better the saturation. That's why I always spend a bit more and get "baker's salt". That's the finest grade you can get -like that in the salt packets you get for carry out foods. It works faster and penetrates better than the coarser grades.
     
  20. Fine mixing salt and stock salt is the same cost here and I can order it if it's not in stock. Takes about a week to get it.