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Old 10-05-2015, 07:31 AM
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Red Devil LYE Drain Opener comes in an 18 oz plastic jar and is 100% lye crystals.

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Where do you find Red Devil drain opener these days?
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:06 AM
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You don't. It's no longer being sold.

Also noted at: http://www.castironcollector.com/lyebath.php
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:32 AM
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You don't. It's no longer being sold.

Also noted at: http://www.castironcollector.com/lyebath.php
Exactly.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:42 AM
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On my shelf in the basement. Sorry all.

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Old 10-05-2015, 11:49 AM
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On my shelf in the basement. Sorry all.

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Smart thinking of you to have stocked up! From what I can find, it has been off market since at least 2003.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: Finding lye

Like Shawn, I found mine at Lowe's in the plumbing section. The Lowe's employees in the general cleaning section gave me a flat no when I asked them about it. They weren't aware they sold 100% lye, so don't give up if you call and ask.

I think I actually found the product using my phone in the store on Lowes.com. It searched using my location and gave me an aisle and section number where it was located in the store I was in. Pretty neat.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:25 PM
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tractor supply has Roebic Heavy Duty Crystal Drain Opener contains 100% Sodium Hydroxide (lye, caustic soda) in 2lb bottles. its the only place I can find it. the big box stores do not have 100% lye.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:27 PM
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tractor supply has Roebic Heavy Duty Crystal Drain Opener contains 100% Sodium Hydroxide (lye, caustic soda) in 2lb bottles. its the only place I can find it. the big box stores do not have 100% lye.
I found that in Lowes today, too. $7-something for 2 lbs. Except that I do not want 2 lbs, nor do I want to weigh that stuff to get 1 lb. I'll be going to Ace tomorrow for a 1 lb tin of their stuff.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:57 PM
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I order it from Amazon.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:34 AM
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I bought mine from Amazon, it had great reviews from soap makers etc. Listed as: "Sodium Hydroxide Food Grade (FCC) (Lye, Caustic Soda) 99% Pure 3lb"

But if I had read ALL of the reviews... It was delivered in two regular zip-lock bags, wrapped tight with paper and squeezed into a small USPS flat rate mailing box. Already a little nervous about using lye the first time, the plastic bags did not instill confidence. I'm sure different vendors there package differently though.

I'll be buying next year's lye from the place Jeffrey R. mentioned above.
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