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TJ Smith
10-26-2004, 10:42 PM
Saw a demo on heat treating with high temp salt. Got to give it a try.
Have seen several articules on a do it yourself mix of 1/2 sodium chloride and 1/2 calcium chloride.
I can find the sodium and ice melt was suggested for the calcium but ice melt has potassium chloride and magnesium chloride in it.
Any sugestion on where to find a purer source??

10-27-2004, 12:54 PM
I fail to see why KCl or MgCl would be a problem.

TJ Smith
10-27-2004, 07:34 PM
OK I was wondering about that.
have you tried it?

10-28-2004, 12:24 AM
Haven't tried it. Just speaking from a chemist's perspective. All 4 salts (NaCl, KCl, MgCl, and LiCl) have nearly the same melting point and similar chemical properties.

TJ Smith
10-28-2004, 10:59 AM
OK thanks for the info.
Supposedly adding calcium chloride to sodium chloride lowers the temp at which the salts liquify.
When I get my unit done I'll try some.

11-20-2004, 12:13 AM
Try a tractor tire repair service the ones that fix your tractor tires. they use calcium chloride liquified to weight the tires down and not freeze like water. you could buy a coffe can for 5 or 10 bucks I know this because my dad owns a service station and they have it on hand.