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Old 09-07-2009, 10:48 AM
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Potassium Hydroxide

I am in the process of buying another 50# bag of KOH. I was surprised to see it has doubled since I bought my last bag.
The best prices I found was on E-Bay. $123.99 with $46.72 shipping
Utah BD Supply $125.00 with $60.00 shipping
Is this the best we can do now? Sure is getting expensive to produce BD any more.
What about Methanol? The last drum I purchased was $250.00. I need another drum and I'm afraid that is "through the roof" also. Anyone got any decent up to date prices?
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:27 AM
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Methanol has gone down recently. Just paid $160 for a drum (Univar), and about $90 for my KOH (90%). Pretty varied pricing depending on where you're located. With natural gas prices dropping, my guess is that methanol prices will continue to drop a bit.
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I buy mine in bulk from a chemical supplier so my costs are a lot lower than most (around $150/drum for Methanol, and $75/bag for KOH)

Tom, look around for a race track near you. Lots of racers use Methanol and the tracks are a good place to find it. Also look for commercial Chemical suppliers for KOH. Most large chemical suppliers carry it for automotive shops for there "hot tanks".
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I buy my methanol from Ford's Fuels in Loris SC. I'm paying $108.00 per 54 gal drum. this includes delivery. the guy I deal with names is Tim. contact him he may can help you. he also has the KOH but I don't know his prices. his methanol prices really cant be beat from what I've found.
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Get mine from the local supplier "Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial" @ $99 per 50#. Don't know where he orders it from, but total with tax was $104.94. Might try a similar outfit if you have one...
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Tom, did you get your Condensor issue fixed yet?
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Tom I live in Jeffersonville IN. We get our methanol and KOH delivered from a supplier who happens to be a friend of my partner, he delivers methanol for










Tom I live in southern Indiana and we get our methanol and KOH delivered for $145.00 for methanol and $2.00 pound for KOH. He is a friend of my partner and takes care of us. He stocks 6 drums of methanol and 2 bags of KOH at all times. All we do is call for a delivery and that is free. Good luck on sourcing your supplies. Jeep
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Tom, did you get your Condensor issue fixed yet?
Nope..Haven't had a chance to tear it apart and correct any problems. I will either make it larger or I may toss it and build a plumber's delight.
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