[PLUG-TALK] Cheap KCl

Denis Heidtmann denis.heidtmann at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 22:04:23 PDT 2013


Have you made an estimate of your intended use per year?

-Denis


On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net>wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:09:09 -0700
> Dick Steffens <dick at dicksteffens.com> dijo:
>
> >On 07/26/2013 07:27 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> >> I desire to use potassium chloride in food in place of sodium
> >> chloride. The cheapest I can find in grocery stores is $7.99 for 11
> >> oz. The box stores will sell you a 40 pound bag for ~$27 which they
> >> label "for water softeners" (Morton and other brands). They also
> >> sell an even cheaper version as an ice melter.
> >>
> >> I am thinking that the water softener stuff ends up in the household
> >> water, so it must be pure enough for human consumption.
> >>
> >> Is there something I have failed to consider? Why pay $465 for 40
> >> pounds of the stuff on the grocery store shelf? Where has my thinking
> >> gone wrong?
> >
> >Are you planning on grinding your crystals? From the very brief
> >reading I just did on the web, water softener KCl comes in pellet
> >form. Probably too big to fit through the holes in a standard salt
> >shaker. Maybe too big to work in a pepper grinder?
>
> I own a large hammer. I also have a small coffee grinder. And
> considering the price differential, I can afford to buy a very large
> grinder. :)
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