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marusushi
Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 12:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to try doing that thing where you use lye to make hydrogen. Where do I get lye?
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alex oneill
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Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2004 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

if you are talking about what I think you are,
lye is wood ash mixed with water
WARNING:CAUSTIC SUBSTANCE
THIS PRODUCT HAS HARMFUL FUMES
BURNING ABILITY(it will burn you if you touch it)
MAKE UNDER PARENTAL SUPERVISION
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sfield
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Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You get lye in the grocery store.
It is used for unclogging drains and making soap.

The alkali in wood ash is most likely potassium
hydroxide. Lye is sodium hydroxide.
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Anonymous
 
Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 6:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

will ammoniacal nitrogen work instead of lye
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Simon Quellen Field (sfield)
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Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 1:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No.
Ammonia will not attack aluminum, and aluminum will not
liberate hydrogen from ammonia.
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lyelyelyelye!!!welovelye!! (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 5:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What section of the grocery store do you find lye?
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is in the section with the cleaning products, next to the other
drain openers, like Drano, which is mostly lye.
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Wayne Maynard (Olives123)
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Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lye is no longer sold in grocery stores in California. I don't know about other states. It has been outlawed. I believe it was being used in meth labs.
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MadScientist (Madscientist)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

pth not too hard to get by other means. It just takes a few extra steps. Not that I ever did anything like that... :-)
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A simple Google search found several items and sources,
and some speculation on why Red Devil brand lye has been discontinued by the company.
Other brands are still available.

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