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    slimk Guest

    Default Where to buy KOH? [If you cant find it in department/hardware stores]

    Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Rona and Walmart all dont seem to have any drain cleaners that have KOH in it, or at least they dont list it on the label as KOH, Potassium Hydroxide or Lye.

    The brand im seeing everywhere is ZEP!, and im not seeing much else...

    does ZEP! heavy duty drain cleaner have KOH in it, does anyone know?

    or where else can i order just some pure KOH, like an online store or something [in canada preferably, as im in toronto, ontario] ?

    How did you all find it if you didnt get it from finding a drain cleaner that said its made with KOH?

    If I can't find it what would be equally as good, or is nothing equally as good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimk View Post
    Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Rona and Walmart all dont seem to have any drain cleaners that have KOH in it, or at least they dont list it on the label as KOH, Potassium Hydroxide or Lye.

    The brand im seeing everywhere is ZEP!, and im not seeing much else...

    does ZEP! heavy duty drain cleaner have KOH in it, does anyone know?

    or where else can i order just some pure KOH, like an online store or something [in canada preferably, as im in toronto, ontario] ?

    How did you all find it if you didnt get it from finding a drain cleaner that said its made with KOH?

    If I can't find it what would be equally as good, or is nothing equally as good...
    You can order KOH online here: http://www.utahbiodieselsupply.com/chemicals.php

    Sodium Hydroxide is just as good, it is also called Lye or caustic soda. If you can find a brand called Roebic, its 100% lye.

    KOH is also called potash and usually can be purchased at farmers feed stores
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    pj91gsx Guest

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    What do farmers use the lye for? My grandpa is a farmer he may have some that I can use.

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    Omega Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by pj91gsx View Post
    What do farmers use the lye for? My grandpa is a farmer he may have some that I can use.
    Lye is sodium hydroxide.

    Potash (what farmers use) is potassium hydroxide (KOH). Potash is a fertilizer.

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    dennis13030 Guest

    Default Pequa Heavy Duty Drain Opener

    I like this stuff. It's cheap, available and in liquid form.

    http://www.pequa.com/_wsn/page2.html

    http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov...ds&id=16010001

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    justaguy Guest

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    My dad used to put potash on his tobacco. It comes in about 50 lb bags,lol.
    Vets also use it to dissolve the button horns on calves, warts too.
    I did check at my local co-op feed store but I asked for potassium hydroxide. I don,t think they carry the potash any more due to people making meth. Also bombs, lol.

    You can get it on ebay.

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    Omega Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis13030 View Post
    I like this stuff. It's cheap, available and in liquid form.

    http://www.pequa.com/_wsn/page2.html

    http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov...ds&id=16010001
    Good find there, dennis13030. I suppose the recommended product on the first link is the Pequa Heavy Duty Drain Cleaner.

    I'm having good success with sodium hydroxide (lye) but would like to try KOH.

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