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Old 03-11-2019, 07:32 PM
Jennifer_A_Temple Jennifer_A_Temple is offline
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Default Potassium Hydroxide?

Could Potassium Hydroxide (potash) be used rather than lye.
"Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) are almost interchangeable. They are the most chemically similar of the hydroxides. They are both a white, strong alkaline, corrosive solid or powder. Sodium Hydroxide is more commonly known as lye or caustic soda where Potassium Hydroxide is known as potash."

I think it would be slightly more expensive but easier to find.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:45 PM
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Rooto is pretty easy to find, in my experience, cheap enough and 100% NaOH. Any Ace Hardware (in the US).
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:47 PM
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Rooto, can't find a source in Canada
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:50 PM
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Roebic Crystal? Also 100%.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:35 PM
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Not sure if you can have this shipped up to you, but worth a look.

http://www.essentialdepot.com/produc...OOD_GRADE.html?
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:34 PM
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Not sure if you can have this shipped up to you, but worth a look.

http://www.essentialdepot.com/produc...OOD_GRADE.html?
AIR SHIPMENT PROHIBITED -> Can only be shipped to USA 48 Contiguous States
ORM-D -> Can only be shipped to USA 48 Contiguous States
ORM-D FREE SHIP -> Can only be shipped to USA States and USA Territories
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:59 AM
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Default Re: Potassium Hydroxide?

How far is Buffalo to you? That might be your best option.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:02 PM
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Not sure if you can have this shipped up to you, but worth a look.

http://www.essentialdepot.com/produc...OOD_GRADE.html?
Two items that you were inquiring about are sold from the link I supplied. I sell to folks north of the border, but sometimes they have me ship to an address on the USA side of the border and come down and get their mail (shipping cost). Not knowing where you live if that works for you. But I do not ship either product you were referencing in your post and weather you can get it across the border legally.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: Potassium Hydroxide?

I know this is old but just wanted to say i use KOH and it works fine.
I have it for making BioDiesel so get it by the 50 Lb bag.

Hope this helps someone out there.
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