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What should I do with potassium chloride pellets that I bought by mistake? Answered


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Prfesser
Prfesser

10 years ago

What use did you anticipate for the pellets?  Potassium chloride works just as well as sodium chloride in a water softener, for example.

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mspittypat
mspittypat

Answer 10 years ago

I wanted to use the potassium chloride to melt the ice and snow from my sidewalk.  When I opened the bag the pellets were the size  of charcoal briquettes.

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 10 years ago

 umm how do you accidentally buy potassuimcloride without feeling the size jk but really i would say grind them then use them next year when you have snow 

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mspittypat
mspittypat

Answer 10 years ago

Real easy when you're in a hurry and pick up the first thing you see.  I know it was dumb not to look or feel the size first.  I will probably grind them down to use for next winter.

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 10 years ago

 okay can you pick my answer as the best then?

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

Possibly wanted potassium(oxidiser)?

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mspittypat
mspittypat

10 years ago

Thanks, all of you for your suggestions, I will most likely grind them down to use for next winter's ice and snow.

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

You could grind them with salt to make lower-sodium table-salt.

L

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mspittypat
mspittypat

Answer 10 years ago

Interesting idea.  These things are about the size of charcoal briquettes.  Do you have any suggestions on how I  might grind them?

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

Pound them with a stick, in a saucepan? But Mortar & Pestle ideally
This is what I'm referring to (commercial site). 66% Potassium Chloride.

L

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Ro]x[as
Ro]x[as

Answer 10 years ago

 Ugh, I don't know how good that would taste. Potassium chloride tastes pretty bad straight. I guess if you mix it with regular salt and used sparingly in food, it might be okay, but it seems a lot of trouble. If you were going to use them for sidewalks, it shouldn't be too hard to break the chicklets (supposedly that's actually what they're called, at least by the local potash mine) into small chunks suitable for the sidewalk. Toss them in a bag and gently break with a mallet or something, I'd suggest.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

Well I wouldn't do that, Lo-Salt doesn't taste right.

L

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blkhawk
blkhawk

10 years ago

It is also a snow-melter!

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

10 years ago

Return them and get whatever it was you wanted instead.

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

I was gonna say that.