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7/21/13, 1:53 PM   #21
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Not saying it wasn't used in track prep, But I seen videos of them adding Calcium Chloride powder to already dusty tracks. It tended to bond with the dust and sand particles and reduce dust,

No its not banned yet, Its used in road salt. However some localities do ban it due to water supply and aquifer.

Corrosive? Uh yeah, I had to replace every fuel and brake line on my car.
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7/21/13, 3:18 PM   #22
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Believe it or not i have seen cheese packages with calcium chloride as an ingredient. Does that mean i should bring some next time. All our equipment is stainless steel so the corrosive part doesn't apply but what does it do to our stomach's?
 
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7/21/13, 3:49 PM   #23
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Who knows Tim, I've seen Hot Sauce eat holes in concrete and I know there's some serious wing eaters out there.
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7/21/13, 5:03 PM   #24
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Lindy viccari used lestol for years
 
7/21/13, 5:44 PM   #25
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According to the EPA, Calcium Chloride does not bind soil particles together. It does draw moisture out of the air. It is corrosive to the equipment used to apply it, but after it is integrated into the soil, it's corrosiveness is greatly reduced.
Detergent works by reducing the surface tension of water, making it easier to soak in to the dirt rather than running off.
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7/21/13, 6:48 PM   #26
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I have seen calcium cchloride used in the last year. Tree huggers and EPA are not to blame, it is very expensive, so it is not cost effective. It is also very corrosive to equiptment. Not very user friendly. Might try some research. Just being honest.
calcium is still being used and yes, it is very expensive and corrosive. it will take the chrome plating off steel after just one wet hot lap session. this is also one reason why a lot of states have gone to "brine" rather than "salt" when it ices up or snows. perhaps a "brine" solution in the water could help keep the tracks tacky, dust free and without a lot of ruts and holes????????????
 
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when wayne county speedway was called buckeye speedway, its owner don gross also owned a cheese making facility, so they used the whey from the cheese to water the track/ its smelled a bit cheesy but it sort'a covered up the stench from the pig farm down yonder and the racing was steller

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calcium is still being used and yes, it is very expensive and corrosive. it will take the chrome plating off steel after just one wet hot lap session. this is also one reason why a lot of states have gone to "brine" rather than "salt" when it ices up or snows. perhaps a "brine" solution in the water could help keep the tracks tacky, dust free and without a lot of ruts and holes????????????
I'm not sure here but isn't brine almost the same as salt? Being in the cheese business brine water is salty as hell where i live?
 
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Look, Johnny's like button worked!
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Cecil98, what track did u have?
and what ever happened to Alan Bar?

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