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Offline Thomas Gebbia

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Lye bath solution disposal
« on: March 25, 2021, 09:00:19 AM »
noobie here. what are some ways of lye bath solution disposal? is it safe to pour it down a drain that has pvc pipes?

Offline Russell Ware

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Re: Lye bath solution disposal
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 09:48:41 AM »
The 100% lye I use is sold as drain cleaner. It goes down the pvc drains with no problem, and it still keeps them clean.
Just watch the bottom of your bath. If you have a lot of sludge there, I would dump that stuff in an inconspicuous place in the backyard. Some people say the spent lye kills plants, but I haven't had that happen. I got real tough weeds here.

Offline Greg Stahl

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Re: Lye bath solution disposal
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 10:00:04 AM »
Very safe for pvc pipes. I just put a pound of pure lye down my parents drain to try to fix an issue.