RE: [Distillers] Re: Red Devil Lye, NaOH
- Hi Pint,
In the last year or so Red Devil has become unavailable in our area, but
last month I picked up a 20 oz jar of "Glug", a drain cleaner whose sole
listed ingredient is sodium hydroxide. Of course, it *may* have been on the
shelf for awhile in my small local hardware store, and he may not be able to
No matter, it cleaned the HELL out my bathroom sink drain!
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
>From: "pint_o_shine" <pintoshine@...>-----snip-----
>Subject: [Distillers] Re: Red Devil Lye, NaOH
>Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 11:18:50 -0000
>Fortunately in my area it is still available. I just bought some. It
>is a regional thing as to which is available. The contaminated stuff
>does indeed have small zinc pellets and some calcium carbonate in it.
>It is very easy to tell the difference. Ace Hardware is still stocking
>the pure stuff in my area and it says so on the label. I haven't seen
>the Roebic brand here yet. Thanks for the tip.
> > > Some readily available alkaline substances were Red Devil Lye(sodium_________________________________________________________________
> > > hydroxide) Arm and Hammer Washing soda (sodium carbonate) Arm and
> > > Hammer Baking Soda( sodium bicarb.) hard wood ashes ( potassium
> > > carbonate) caustic potash from ashes and calcium hydroxide(potassium
> > > hydroxide) eggshells (calcium carbonate) and lime (calcium hydroxide)
> > > and lastly ammonia hydrate(common household ammonia not the anhydrous
> > > stuff)