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Is STAR BRITE No Damp Dehumidifier and road salt the same thing ?

Old 02-07-2015, 01:09 PM
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Calcium chloride salt right ?
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:16 PM
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No. Salt is sodium chloride. The dehumidification flakes are calcium chloride. Trade name used to be Dow flake. It is hydroscopic. It attracts moisture
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:29 PM
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So it is the same stuff.

It looks like they may form the star bright like puffed rice or something so it works better. Can't tell. Ice melt is way cheaper.

I just know that black mildew stains like nothing else.
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Calcium chloride also melts snow and ice.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:27 PM
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Calcium chloride is a salt, but not all salts are calcium chloride.

Calcium chloride is calcium chloride for the most part, whether it's in pellet or flake form. Damp rid just comes at a name brand premium.
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Yes, calcium chloride is what they make "damp rid" out of. We've been using it for years. We buy a bag of calcium chloride from lowes or home depot in the winter, then in the spring we can refill our baskets. Two or three of us make more than we need. Just need to make a receptacle that keeps the water on the bottom and the pellets above it out of the water. I use a couple nested Tupperware type containers. Top one holds the pellets and has holes punched in the bottom. Water flows into the bottom one. Amazing how much water is sucked out of the air. Keeps the cabin of the boat smelling fresher. I also use a little tea oil in a small altoids container. Our boat has no musty oders at all.
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