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Old 12-12-2012, 10:42 PM
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NaOH shipped by mistake, what do I need to know?

Got NaOH instead of KOH by mistake (might have been mine). AAA chemical said I could send back the unused for credit. Anyway since shipping is rather steep, I though I would try a batch with it. What do I need to know beside the 1.4 conversion factor?
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Don't compost the glycerine. It will kill your plants.
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And your glycerol will turn SOLID, so don't leave it too long in your processor.......
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And your glycerol will turn SOLID, so don't leave it too long in your processor.......
Both good to know, since it was going in my garden. I will go and drain the glycerol out processor today since I just ran it yesterday. I think I'll just bite the bullet and send the unused stuff back and get KOH. The stuff is less caustic anyway.

thanks again guys!
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Hopefully the glycerol will drain.......Once the temp goes down the glycerol will get very hard.

NaOH based glycerol makes a great weed killer tho!
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Hopefully the glycerol will drain.......Once the temp goes down the glycerol will get very hard.

NaOH based glycerol makes a great weed killer tho!
I have a hard enough time getting stuff to grow in this drought, although the Thai Peppers did get nice and hot....
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How long should I let the Glycerol settle out before draining? I would let it settle at least overnight when I use KOH.
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