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Old 09-04-2006, 06:42 PM
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Where do you buy lye at? Someone here in Alabama told me it is illegal to sell it b/c they use it to make crystal meth.
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Where do you buy lye at? Someone here in Alabama told me it is illegal to sell it b/c they use it to make crystal meth.
I buy mine from Cascade Columbia Dist, in Portland Oregon.



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Lye is NaOH (sodium hydroxide) I bought small amounts at Ace Hardware (1 case) of Red Devil Brand...lately I bought some huge containers through a chemical supply company ( I teach chemistry) anyways just make sure its is 100% NaOH...and no its not used to make meth...at least not here in CA and we have the distinction of being the meth capital of the U.S.
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Actually 3 of the things we use could be used to make crystal meth. Methanol used to extract Psuedoephedrine. Lye to bring the Ph up, and PH strips to test it. Never made it just learned about it, my ex-stepmom spends her alimony checks on it. She used it so much she has a defibulater now adays. Plus it turned my cusin into trash.
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Sodium Hydroxide is also calles caustic. Anywhere that sells industrial cleaning supplies will have it. 100% will be small pellets and the strongest liquid will be 50%. Red Devil will be sodium Hydroxide and Liquid Plumr will Potassium Hydroxide.

I work at a brewery, so NaOH is readily available.

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Lowes is a great source for lye. Go back to the plumbing area and look for the drain openers/cleaners. I use Roebic brand Crystal Drain Opener. It comes in 2# plastic jars, and costs around $7.
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Lye is NaOH (sodium hydroxide) I bought small amounts at Ace Hardware (1 case) of Red Devil Brand...lately I bought some huge containers through a chemical supply company ( I teach chemistry) anyways just make sure its is 100% NaOH...and no its not used to make meth...at least not here in CA and we have the distinction of being the meth capital of the U.S.
I believe you are wrong, Lonoke Arkansas is the meth capital of the world and it may be different there but here it is used to make meth.
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If it is a known common drug ingredient, they may be restricting the sale of it, like some things here, that contain psuedoephedrine, etc..

It has many names, as mentioned. the 50#, food grade bags I've seen are labelled 'caustic soda beads' If you need large quantities, try looking for a chemical supplier that you can get the 50# bags from. Start with industrial chemical supply and Wholesale cleaners.
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50 lb is $27.oo Chemical brothers
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