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Old 04-27-2006, 11:39 PM
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ACE Hardware carries Red Devil Lye
mine doesn't they do however have the best metric hardware supply I have ever seen (by far), so I'm not *****in'

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:42 PM
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Check out http://thechemistrystore.com for Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide. Very good prices in anything from small to hugh bulk. I get both in the 2lb size.
wow. Pretty good prices, next time I need about 50 lbs of lye I'll be sure and call them up.
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Look, If you are going to get down to the basics and make your own Bio-D...then you might as well make your own LYE....
You just burn down a hardwood forest and precipitate water through the ashes...

Do a google search for ' lye hardwood ashes precipitate' ...
dang. I have a 5 gallon bucket PACKED with very fine hardwood ash (from my wood stove from last winter). I had just about reconciled spreading it out rather than making my own lye (which of course was why I've been saving it for 2 months) when you just have to bring this up. Yow, I have enough projects already.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:52 AM
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Red devil lye is no longer made. Some low volume stores may still have some on hand though.
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You should be able to get the lye at atmost any hardware store, like an Ace.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:58 AM
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You should be able to get the lye at atmost any hardware store, like an Ace.
right, but it says "contains sodium hydroxide". OK, but what else, and at what concentration? The problem is I can't find anything retail that I know is just plain old lye, nothing else.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:24 PM
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lowes carries lye still. its roebic brand or something i know they have it.. its in the plumbing section by the drain cleaners of course
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hiho, hiho, it's off to Lowes I goes
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her is what i know.....

yep the meth folks are cutting into the supply. there is a new "lye-like" product replacing it but i don't know about it. i called on the liquid lye but guess what......it is made with h20. not good for the process. you really need crystalized lye. the bio d now board listed a place in la grange illinois as a lye carrier.....www.boyercorporation.com. wodnek is also getting lye quoted from wausau chemicals of w. wi.
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this should scare all of you ...

im 17 i bought 50lbs of lye, 55 gallons of methanol, had 300 gallons of veggie.. add nitro to that mix and you've got a very very deadly explosive.. leave it out and you get soap or biodiesel depending if you screw up or not

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