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SteveL 04-05-2013 08:25 PM

Re: Lye Bath Solution Disposal
LOL...Good idea for the weeds in gravel driveway. Mine's paved though. Firehouse Sub Shops has the 5 gal. pickle buckets for a $2.00 donation which goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Thanks for the Rubbermaid container at HD idea. As long as the locking lid fits tightly so it doesn't leak if sloshed around. I'll look into it tomorrow. HD is right down the street as is Ace for the Rooto lye. Firehouse is just a few miles further. I really appreciate all of your's and John's suggestions. I just opened a Photobucket account and will be posting some pics in the near future. Some of before/after pieces and some of in the works or need to identify items.


Doug D. 04-05-2013 09:44 PM

Re: Lye Bath Solution Disposal
The handle tabs of the Brute can lid lock it on, but it's in no way a seal if tipped over. Of course, 10 gallons of solution weighs around 85 lbs and only fills it half way, so it's pretty stable. It's also UV resistant plastic, which pickle buckets are not.

SteveL 04-08-2013 01:56 PM

Re: Lye Bath Solution Disposal
Thanks Doug. The Brute 20 gal. can with lid is just the ticket. Picked one up on Sat., set it up with 10 gal. of water & 2 lbs. of Rooto lye. Stirred it up with a long piece of PVC pipe and have 5 pieces still soaking in it. Nice to be able to have several de-gunking (is that even a word? LOL) at the same time. Seems like it's working pretty quickly too. Gave me time to clean the electrolysis tank. Was really nasty and need to replace the 4 pieces of rebar used for anodes. Thanks again.


Doug D. 04-08-2013 02:11 PM

Re: Lye Bath Solution Disposal
The upside of having a 10 gallon or larger lye bath is being able to clean multiple pieces. The downside is you have to go "fishing" from time to time. The warmer weather we're coming into will speed things up, too.

SteveL 04-09-2013 06:54 AM

Re: Lye Bath Solution Disposal
The warmer weather is already here in S. Florida. "Fishing" for pans isn't really a problem. Hung them inside by wire clothes hangers over the edge.

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