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Rustyal    Posted 03-06-2017 at 12:33:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Electrolysis Chemical
  • You can't get lye so I was using drain cleaner. I noticed you can use arm and hammer laundry detergent. Sodium carbonate. Had some for the pool just setting on the shelf. It works. Just a good as lye I think.

    Dave H    Posted 03-06-2017 at 19:35:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That sodium Carbonate for the pool purchased from wally world works just fine for me.

    Rustyal    Posted 03-08-2017 at 18:29:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I was thinking you can get it at wal mart during the summer.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 03-06-2017 at 16:36:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Local ACE hardware store has it @ 3.15 per pound container. Lye removes all that washing powder does plus any grease. However, it will also melt your soft metal parts such as aluminum and brass. I have a 50 gallon barrel filled with lye and a 300 gallon container that should get filled with washing powder. Washing powder is environmentally friendly. Lye is far from it, unless you have grease that needs removal.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-06-2017 at 14:22:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My electrolysis tank still has the original Arm N Hammer washing soda solution that I started with many years ago. I've just added water to replace what evaporated, and replaced the sacrificial steel when it started to crumble. No need for anything other than the washing soda. If a part gets dropped, no worries reaching in there with my arm to get it.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 03-06-2017 at 12:53:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Last time I looked our grocery store still sold lye??? You can get it in bulk online so I am pretty sure the meth labs haven't felt the pinch if the grocery stores quit carrying it.....

    Bulk Lye Online


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