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Old 10-04-2015, 06:46 PM
Rob_W Rob_W is offline
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Default Finding lye

Hi all!
I've been having a hard time finding lye crystals at the local stores and I was wondering where everyone was getting theirs from. Online?

Thanks!

Rob
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Finding lye

Ace hardware stores in my area carry Rooto drain cleaner.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:07 PM
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Hardware store.

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Old 10-04-2015, 09:30 PM
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I get mine at Lowes. The plumbing department, not with the general cleaning section.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:39 PM
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I get mine at Lowes. The plumbing department, not with the general cleaning section.
I read that online somewhere but when I went to Lowes, I couldn't tell which brand was the pure lye. Can you help with that? I can get it at Ace as well, but with more driving.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:58 PM
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http://www.castironcollector.com/lyebath.php talks about brands and how to choose.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for the link, Doug.

To sum it up then,
"Rooto™ Household Drain Opener": Ace Hardware
"Roebic™ Crystal Drain Opener": Lowe's

I need to move my tank indoors for the winter soon, and want to double the amount of liquid in it, so I guess I'll be going to Lowes for some Roebic.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:06 AM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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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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Old 10-05-2015, 06:43 AM
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I have placed a few orders with this company with no issues.

http://www.essentialdepot.com/catego...omponents.html
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:30 AM
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I've been looking on the labels for the highest concentration of sodium hydroxide.
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