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this is whats available in my local stores
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this is whats available in my local stores
here's some of the stuff I see in the stores here, I just can't find the "crystal drain opener" that I see everyone's got.

will any of this stuff work?

the one that seems the closest to me says "crystal heat drain opener" whats up with the "heat"??

i don't want anything thats gonna leave deposits in my gen. are any of these at least 99% pure? if they're all mixed with other stuff, i'd rather not use them


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07-26-2009 09:25 AM
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RE: this is whats available in my local stores
NO!!!
It has to be pure NaOH or KOH. Anything that doesn't completely kill a septic tank off isn't NaOH. They work by bacteriological breakdown.
The stuff is soapy too; well, slippery, and not a soap remover to my knowledge. That's the first time I've seen that product from Roebic. Lowe's carries the drain cleaner you want.
07-26-2009 12:17 PM
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RE: this is whats available in my local stores
(07-26-2009 12:17 PM)Gary Wrote:  NO!!!
It has to be pure NaOH or KOH. Anything that doesn't completely kill a septic tank off isn't NaOH. They work by bacteriological breakdown.
The stuff is soapy too; well, slippery, and not a soap remover to my knowledge. That's the first time I've seen that product from Roebic. Lowe's carries the drain cleaner you want.

the lowes I've got here doesn't carry it. I think its new jersey law. Mad
07-26-2009 02:06 PM
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RE: this is whats available in my local stores
there is NO "crystal drain opener in any lowes I've been to in ny or nj.
they do have this:


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if it's no good I'll need to order online please let me know. on the back it says "contains sodium hydroxide" here:
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its the closest thing my lowes has to "crystal drain opener" . I just can't find "crystal drain opener" anywhere. is the above stuff good or does it have other junk mixed in?
08-09-2009 03:47 PM
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RE: this is whats available in my local stores
Our Lowes quit carrying it too. Another source is Ace Hardware. In the plumbing section they have a product by Rooto, that is Household 100% Lye. It comes in a 1 pound bottle.

http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/Produ...Click=1014

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08-09-2009 07:08 PM
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RE: this is whats available in my local stores
For Canadians, Home Hardware sell Lye.
They sell it as "Home Lye Crystals"

http://homehardware.ca/Products/index/sh...stal_s_3kg


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08-10-2009 07:43 AM
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RE: this is whats available in my local stores
managed to find the correct stuff in ace hardware. amazing how home depot and lowes along with quite a few other hardware chains no longer carry 100%
lye.
home depot also no longer carries the (lousy) switch plates.

is this all an effort to make things hard for the hho gen builders?
08-11-2009 06:31 PM
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