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Potasium Hydroxide
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Potasium Hydroxide
What drain cleaner has potasium hydroxide as it only ingredient. Going to try it over baking soda as I am only using 316 stainless steel in my generator and getting alot of red liquid in my generator. Was told it is the baking soda degrading.
04-24-2008 05:00 PM
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RE: Potasium Hydroxide
You can probably find it locally, but you can also get it here: http://wardsci.com/product.asp?pn=IG0015473

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04-24-2008 06:46 PM
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RE: Potasium Hydroxide
Potassium hydroxide (KOH) can also be purchased from:

https://www.saltcitysoapworks.com
http://www.summerbeemeadow.com

As a side note, Bob Boyce has stated that baking soda over time becomes NaOH (sodium hydroxide), which is highly caustic. I don't remember all the details, but I think that happens after iron is leeched/released or something like that. He states very strongly that baking soda will destroy even 316L SS. However, KOH/NaOH seems to not degrade even 302/304 SS switch plates. I use KOH.


bandit354 Wrote:What drain cleaner has potasium hydroxide as it only ingredient. Going to try it over baking soda as I am only using 316 stainless steel in my generator and getting alot of red liquid in my generator. Was told it is the baking soda degrading.
04-24-2008 11:12 PM
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