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Jim

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Where can I buy sodium hydroxide now that Red Devil Lye is off the shelves? Do any local stores, such as hardware, chain stores, sell it or do I have to order it off the internet and pay high prices and high shipping.
 

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Our Lowe's doesn't sell it anymore because they said people kept stealing it.

I found it at a little mom 'n pop True Value hardware store.
 

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Lowes has it...in the Plumbing aisle. My local True Value will order it for me, they just don't keep it on the shelves, except for 1 bottle at a time. We have known the owners of this True Value for years and if they don't have it...if they can order it for you, they will.
 

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I get mine from Paul. :D Even with shipping, it works out to be a hair cheaper than buying it locally.

Besides, Lowes has never put a goodie in my bag. And I love goodies!! :lol: :lol:

Digit
 

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digit said:
I get mine from Paul. :D Even with shipping, it works out to be a hair cheaper than buying it locally.

Besides, Lowes has never put a goodie in my bag. And I love goodies!! :lol: :lol:

Digit
I love giving goodies! :lol:

Paul :wink:
 

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Certified Lye

I buy from Certified Lye. Great product, manufactured in the US, shipped fast, packaged securely and accurately, with great customer service.
 

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We are low priced in compared to others, and only offer American made lye! No haz-mat fees, no handling fees, and great shipping rates. All orders ship the same or next day if a regular shipping day. :)

See my new packaging here;





Shipped out 32 pounds today ordered yesterday and the day before. :wink:

Paul :wink:
 
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That's a better package Paul. I was pricing out NaOH today and decided the package was a partial determinant. Baggies are handy, for the seller, but some kind of containers like 2# "jars" are more convenient to the user.

The most attractive sellers were selling like 8 or 16 2# containers in bulk for a 16# or 32# order, cheap enough to make internet ordering and bulk shipping economical.
 

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One company mentioned in this topic, ships less than 8 pounds, and a bit more too, but has other "fees" associated with the transaction. I will add shipping 16 pounds to my store, Greg.:)

Paul
 
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Other fees are no good. Anybody who is going to order lye on the Internet is out for a good deal, and you don't get good deals on onesey-twosey pounds. You either buy at Lowe's like me, or you score a big hit online and make a 2-, 3- or 6-month score.

Just checking my notes, I'd buy 32# if I were going to buy online. I'm thinking about it. :) Checking out the prices. :)
 

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Soapmaker Man said:
We are low priced in compared to others, and only offer American made lye! No haz-mat fees, no handling fees, and great shipping rates. All orders ship the same or next day if a regular shipping day. :)

That is so funny, I was just pondering your lye 5 minutes ago. lol
 

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deleted due to brain not being engaged while fingers kept typing. :lol:
 
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digit said:
Lovehound said:
You either buy at Lowe's like me, or you score a big hit online and make a 2-, 3- or 6-month score.
I bought at Lowes to make my first few batches to see if I really wanted to pursue soapmaking.

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Well, I did not mean to hijack the thread or go on and on. I know there some who do not agree with me and they have their reasons. This is just my 2 cents, no fuel charges included. :lol: I will get down off my soap box now and go attend my soap pot instead. :roll:
You make me sound like some selfish evil person for supporting Lowe's. In fact I've purchased lye only twice, since I too am still deciding if I really want to pursue soapmaking. It is premature for me to purchase lye in bulk quantities because I don't want to end up with a dozen pounds of lye and flagging interest.
 

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You can call your local chemical supply company and they can sell you lye, usually for less than $50 for a 50lb bag (the highest I have ever been charged was $2 a pound locally.)
 

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Lovehound said:
You make me sound like some selfish evil person for supporting Lowe's. In fact I've purchased lye only twice, since I too am still deciding if I really want to pursue soapmaking. It is premature for me to purchase lye in bulk quantities because I don't want to end up with a dozen pounds of lye and flagging interest.
No, no, no, Lovehound! I did not mean anything like that at all. Like you, I purchased there too. I was noting that it worked out for me to be about the same price wise at the point where I am now, with 8# being a good amount to have on hand. Therefore, I choose not to support the big box store in this case.

I was wrong to post and go on my tangent. My apologies to Lovehound and anyone I may have insulted as it was certainly not my intentions. :oops:

If I wanted to insult you, I would sneak over and eat your fancy crayons. :lol: :lol:

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No offense taken. :) I just felt that I wanted to point out that I'm not in league with the devil and his evil big box stores. :)

Actually I'm down to my last 2# container and probably have to buy more in the next few days anyway, and still don't feel like buying more than perhaps 2-4# this time, so I'll probably once again go and support the evil big bad store. The nerve of Lowe's, staying in business like that! ;)

Maybe I can run over a few squirrels with my car on my way over to Lowe's. ;) I'm bad. ;)
 
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