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Old 03-11-2006, 11:28 PM
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Where do yall get your NaOH??

Ok Im just wondering where yall get your NaOH and how much you need at a time!
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Ok Im just wondering where yall get your NaOH and how much you need at a time!
I've switched over to KOH. I'ts a LOT less hassel to mix, does not form near as much soaps, and the glycerol that is formed is a liquid at room temps. Sure wish i"d of switched sooner!

I buy mine from the same supplier that I buy my methanol from.

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Where do you get it though, i want to make a test batch, to show my dad how easy it is and that I can do it, then move up to small scale production. Im not asking where to buy it in bulk, I can just order it from a chem company or sumthin, but what could i use to make a test batch? I know theres drano, but its not just NaOH and i want to do this right. For methanol im just gunna use heet gas line antifreeze, but i dont know where to get the NaOH
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Where do you get it though, i want to make a test batch, to show my dad how easy it is and that I can do it, then move up to small scale production. Im not asking where to buy it in bulk, I can just order it from a chem company or sumthin, but what could i use to make a test batch? I know theres drano, but its not just NaOH and i want to do this right. For methanol im just gunna use heet gas line antifreeze, but i dont know where to get the NaOH
Your local hardware store should have "Red Devil" lye, It's the stuff that you put in a wood stove to get rid of creasote. It is 98 percent NaOH.

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fabman's right;but once you get into actual production go with KOH like he said,it's much easier to deal with than NAOH.
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here's a picture. I've made two batches with the dr. pepper method and havn't made a dent in this bottle (18oz), that was SVO though not WVO. It says it's 100% lye, but I wouldn't be suprised if Fabman knew better. Got it for a few bucks at my local grocerie store.

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Uhhh, did I miss somethin. I have a 50lb bag of pure lye in flake form. We couldnt find any lye anywhere in town here. This is stupid but what is KOH and NaOh difference?
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I dunno the diff when it comes to bio but NaOH is sodium hydroxide, KOH is Potassium Hydroxide. NaOH is harder to dissolve in water then KOH wich makes KOH easier to use i guess. Do they cost the same?
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I dunno the diff when it comes to bio but NaOH is sodium hydroxide, KOH is Potassium Hydroxide. NaOH is harder to dissolve in water then KOH wich makes KOH easier to use i guess. Do they cost the same?
KOH is Potassium Hydroxide= Caustic Potash
NaOH is sodium Hydroxide = Caustic Soda

Both are called "LYE" Koh costs a little more than NaOH

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