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OldTart
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Does anybody happen to know where I can buy lye (caustic soda, sodium hydroxide) on St Thomas?

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2016 5:11 pm
ms411
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Did you check ABC Sales in subbase? I can find out tomorrow for sure if they carry it. A friend used to work there, but he'll probably know who does if ABC doesn't.

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Posted : January 18, 2016 5:39 pm
Alana33
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Amazon.

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Posted : January 18, 2016 6:26 pm
OldTart
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Amazon.

It can't be shipped USPS.

Thanks, Ms411. ABC is closed today but I can call tomorrow. If you find out anything, let me know.

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2016 6:36 pm
daveb722
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I think OT invited over Wanderer, had a cup of tea and now you know the rest.....

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Posted : January 18, 2016 6:51 pm
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I think OT invited over Wanderer, had a cup of tea and now you know the rest.....

If he ever visited from his home in NC I'd have him over for a spot of tea made from my Angel's Trumpet flowers. In the right dosage it might hone his hallucinations. Worst case scenario/outcome, lots of fish pots out here on the North side ...

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2016 7:05 pm
ms411
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I know it can't be shipped USPS and ABC has a hazard permit. Will get back to you tomorrow early.

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Posted : January 18, 2016 8:14 pm
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Ummm Red Devil drain cleaner from grocery store or drano for that matter....

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Posted : January 18, 2016 8:59 pm
OldTart
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Ummm Red Devil drain cleaner from grocery store or drano for that matter....

No. Have to have 100% sodium hydroxide - the drain cleaners contain other ingredients.

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Alana33
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I think OT invited over Wanderer, had a cup of tea and now you know the rest.....

If he ever visited from his home in NC I'd have him over for a spot of tea made from my Angel's Trumpet flowers. In the right dosage it might hone his hallucinations. Worst case scenario/outcome, lots of fish pots out here on the North side.

Funny!
Belladonna makes an interesting tea!

All kidding aside, others make their own soaps here in VI
Maybe you can check with them and share their sources/costs.

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Posted : January 18, 2016 10:50 pm
quirion
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Hmmmm an earlier search of mine showed some being able to ship here via amazon.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YPKD3Z0?keywords=sodium%20hydroxide&qid=1453177238&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2

this one accepted my PO box.

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Posted : January 19, 2016 3:21 am
OldTart
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I'll take another look later but, as noted earlier, lye cannot be shipped here via USPS.

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2016 9:20 am
daveb722
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This states it is 100% lye and someone posted that on the MSDS sheet that it contains no other ingredients.

Roebic Laboratories, Inc. 32-oz Drain Cleaner Crystals

It's available at Lowe's, they ship to the VI according to their website, just not free.

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Posted : January 19, 2016 10:56 am
OldTart
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1. ABC doesn't carry it.
2. The Amazon supplier linked has confirmed they cannot ship; here because of USPS mandates.
3. If the Roebic product were available here I could use it but it CANNOT be shipped via USPS.

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2016 11:37 am
ms411
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Can't find my friend and his phone not in service. Let me check with somebody else.

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Posted : January 19, 2016 12:36 pm
OldTart
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Made a lot of calls this morning but no luck. However, think I have the problem solved and will be able to get it here through a contact with someone who regularly brings in dry trailers so I can have it shipped to the depot and tossed in a corner of the container.

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2016 12:39 pm
ms411
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St Johns Bay Rum supposedly makes soap, so they should have some. I know they make the Bay Rum Splash at their factory in Havensight, but I didn't notice them making soap. Didn't think to ask, but if my review is ever approved, I'll contact them again. I could ask then.

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Posted : January 19, 2016 12:45 pm
OldTart
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Thanks for all the suggestions - mission has been accomplished!

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2016 2:31 pm
ms411
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Can you let us know where you found it?

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Posted : January 19, 2016 2:33 pm
OldTart
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Can you let us know where you found it?

Amazon. It's readily available on line from numerous suppliers. The shipping outside the contiguous states is the problem as it can't come via USPS nor is accepted on airline passenger flights either in checked or unchecked baggage. But if you have a sea freight connection it can be legally shipped here - and that I have!

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2016 3:22 pm
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Might want to be careful OT, was reading Red Devil got pulled off the market because lye is ingredient in making meth and I guess Red Devil was cooks choice

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Posted : January 20, 2016 12:11 pm
OldTart
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Might want to be careful OT, was reading Red Devil got pulled off the market because lye is ingredient in making meth and I guess Red Devil was cooks choice

I ain't making no meth and bought a bulk product, not a retail product! 😀

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Topic starter Posted : January 20, 2016 12:15 pm
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