I use Damp-Rid
, too. Buy the hanging bags at Walmart, box of 3 for just under $9. Sometimes they have 3+1
boxes for the same price
. Couple years ago found a WM that had racks of the 3+1's
on clearance, about $4 each - bought a dozen! Now down to my last box. I also use the bucket versions as they are a lot cheaper to refill. Great product.
On average conditions a bag lasts a month. If there is prolonged rain, that can drop to a couple weeks. When it is really wet outside for long periods I use mostly the buckets, as they soak up dampness quickly (and more cheaply than the bags).
re: sidewalk deicer
I bought a big container of the de-icer, sodium chloride ganules, but find it does not work as well for refilling D-R
buckets. The granules are larger than the thin flakes of D-R
refill and absorb water making a hard disk rather than dripping through the screen
to the bcket below. Inside the hard disk will be almost half the granules, dry. So not very efficient. I'm trying now some granules I put in a thick bag and hammered with a rubber mallet. We'll see how that works out.