Liquid sodium hydroxide


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I can get Liquid sodium hydroxide at 50% concentration in 5 gal pails from my dist. Does anyone know how that relates to dry product? I usually add 16 oz scoop of dry hydroxide to 5 gallons of water.


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yea, I agree but when we strip log homes we do a lot of mixing, even with warm water it doesnt all mix. I would pay the premium to be able to save time.


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Hey Connor, warm water isn't needed or even recommended to mix Sodium Hydroxide, creates enough heat on it's own. ..I think it can be mixed as much as 16 OZ per gallon.

How much per gallon are you trying to mix at a time that it won't all dissolve? 16 OZ per gallon would be REALLY hot,..can't imagine needing more than that to do a log home.

* I personally like a mix of Sodium Hydroxide and Sodium Percarbonate along with a soap to get the dwell time up and also for cling,..especially on a vertical surface like a log cabin.



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Sodium hydroxide is frequently used in the process of decomposing roadkill dumped in landfills by animal disposal contractors.[18] Due to its low cost and availability, it has been used to dispose of corpses by criminals. Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli used this chemical to turn dead bodies into soap.[20] In Mexico, a man who worked for drug cartels admitted disposing over 300 bodies with it.[21]

Just thought I would throw this in there just in case you were looking for other things to do with it.......I mean after all MOST people have a mother in law.