- Jan 14, 2015
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- Monroe, LA
Where did you purchase the bucket with gamma lid and desiccant?I finally remembered to snap some pics of this. Here ya go.
The containers from the lye guy fit perfect. If you do the buy 5 get one free from him, one has to sit on top of the desiccant container, but the gamma lis will still close with no issues.
Thanks. I realize that I can buy anything online but would prefer to save my shipping fees for fragrance oils. I think everything is available at Home Depot and Lowes for one-stop shopping.Not KC, but here are my answers. I got my bucket from my local bakery for $3. Many stores carry them, including hardware stores and lumber and construction supply stores. You can find gamma lids at Menards if you live in the midwestern USA. I'd also look at Lowes or Home Depot. Desiccant -- look in good hardware or outdoor/gun stores. Look for desiccant near the gun storage safes in a gun store. All of this stuff is sold online of course.
GREAT videos....thank you so much. I am just now getting back into soapmaking after a 10 year hiatus when caring for my husband who was very ill. So much to learn again - LOVE YouTube videos. THANKS so much!!!I followed KC's lead -- I really like my "dry bucket" not only for controlling humidity but also for adding another layer of safety between my nosy critters, clumsy me, and all that lye.
For those who like videos, I did some short ones recently -- one that shows my dry bucket setup, another of a quick-n-dirty test of just how fast NaOH can absorb water from the air, and a third longer one showing an easy way to do a purity check of your NaOH. Please see:
Dry bucket -- [ame]and
NaOH deliquescence: [ame]and
NaOH or KOH purity check: [ame]