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Disposing of lye water?

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Due to a measuring mishap from my very first attempt at soapmaking, I now have a big bowl of lye water, the proportions of which are totally unknown. I need to get rid of it. Can I just pour it down the sink? (It is drain cleaner, so to speak.) Or do I need to let it sit around and mellow out? At least I'm not wasting something super expensive!
 

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It won't "mellow" out. I would just pour it down the sink, followed with plenty of running water.

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Yea, it's like Liquid Plumber, just pour in the kitchen sink or toilet, then flush...clean pipes and fresh soap, what could be better! :lol:

Paul.... :wink:
 

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Don't do this if you are on a septic tank though.
 
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