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Where do you get your sulfuric acid from. Lowes sells Easy Flow drain cleaner. The MSDS saids it is 94.19% pure, but the label states that it has 12 buffers. Can this be used for AE.
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Location: Utah | Registered: October 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Try looking for ROOTO in hardware stores,lumber supply centers. Ace hardware in my area sells it. I buy it in one gallon jugs for around $25. Just make sure its the acid drain opener . There is ROOTO thats alkaline,too. I use the stuff for AE, for wvo that titrates 13 I use 1cc./liter.
 
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If that doesn't work try a chemical supplier..
or a cement company...

I found that could buy a 15 gallon drum from my methanol supplier for $45..yep $3/gallon...SmileSmileSmileSmile..

I keep finding more uses for H2S04...its cheap...I used to pay $17/gallon at the hardware store.

what are the buffers??

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Location: RTP, North Carolina | Registered: December 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the input, I do not know what buffers are, but the label saids they have 12. I will try the hardware, thanks again.

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you can buy small amounts of battery acid at the local auto parts store (and probably large battery places). But I don't know about the purity. It is probably dilute, although I wouldn't be surprised if a large battery shop would buy concentrated sulfuric in bulk.

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Not sure where you are located(?)
I am in Central California and found a soap maker business that sells it to me for $8 for a gallon.

Soap makers also use KOH and NaOH, and they consume glycerin as well, a great connection for almost every chemical you need, if you can find one who will sell to you....

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Location: Central California | Registered: April 24, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Rooto and Liquid Fire for sulfuric acid at 90+ percent. Both are available at most Ace Hardware stores.
Battery acid is too weak at around 30 percent and adds undesirable water content.


Rule of thumb test for acid. Put a tablespoon of sugar in a small container, pour an equal amount of acid on it. If the acid is strong enough for use, the chemical reaction will turn the sugar into a pile of carbon in 60 seconds or less. It is interesting to watch.


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Location: Upstate South Carolina , USA | Registered: December 28, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the info,what percent purity is required for AE, the easy flow is 94.19%, should this not work.

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-yes that will work, acid needs to be 93% or higher. tom


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