Ask the druggist. I used to get stuff like that at the local drug store
when I was a kid (60 years ago). As a matter of fact, I was probably
the "poster kid" for why they won't sell all that stuff to kids anymore.
One day I bought:
-1 pint Sulpuric acid
-1 pint Hydrochoric acid
-1 pint Nitric acid
-1 container Oxalic Acid (crystals)
and a pint of Ether from a drug store.
Then I went down the street to the hardware store and bought a quart
size container of Calcium Carbide crystals.
Of course, I blew out the side of house making hydrogen, stopped the
nitroglycerin reaction just in time, etc. But my go-cart went faster
than anyone else's.
Look for Industiral Chemical suppliers in the yellow pages. I hooked
up with a local company which is a large nationwide supplier of
industrial chemicals and found out that even if y ou have to buy a
larger quanity than necessary what yuou need., they are still
considerably cheaper. Some items you may have to fill paperwork out
on, as lots of stuff is on the hit list with the DEA etc, but still
I use a lot of Potassium Permaganate..Online thorugh pet supply and
aquatic systems suppliers it will run about $30 for a 4 ounce
container of it plus shipping. I use 40 some pounds of it at a time,
and now get it at $51.05 for a 55# bucket...............and since i
pick it up locally no hazmat or shipping is charged.......Odds are if
your in the viciinity of a large city you have an industrial chemical
supplier as well.
Put some color in your cheeks...garden naked!
When I was involved in the silver extraction thing years ago, we got a
local pool supply place to order the HNO3 for us. It came in on their
usual truckload of placarded stuff as "just another handful of boxes
with hazmat in 'em", incurring no extra charges beyond the standard
$5.00 for special orders. We went across town andgot it with the next
door neighbor's pickup 'cause there was no way we were going to fit 10
cases of acid into a Chevette with rusted out floorboards!
That was something like 15 years ago, though, maybe moving toward 20
years now... Trying to pick up multi-gallon lots of something that can
be used in the making of explosives (among other officially frowned-upon
activities) in these days of "homeland security", "The War (that's being
lost) On (certain) Drugs", and "terrorism threat levels" might raise a
few more eyebrows than one would like...
I use to buy stuff like that years ago , I want to say Janis
something. I 15 north to Graig right or East and it's on the left or
north side of the street before Laaamb. Follow your nose at least I
can smell the place.
I'd call first , after the red phosphorus and 911 stuff they might not
sell baking soda.
I've got a gallon of sulfuric that is 10 yrs. old , never opened IIRC.
Was going to do electrolysis experiments till I read up on it more and
figured I shouldn't step into the very unknown chemical world.
OK, "I got's t' know" - what in the world do you use 40# of p-p for? I
used to use it to clean out/regenerate a potable water iron filter, but
that was a few onces at a time and miserable stuff in that quantity. Bob
"SteveB" skrev i en meddelelse
Some industrial food processing plants ( dairy, fruit juice etc ) use nitric
acid in cleaning processes..
The cleaning product companies here sell it in 25 or 1200 litre quantities
( or by the truckload )
Most chemical and laboratory supply houses can get it for you..
Dont get any of that stuff on your skin... It stings like h*ll and turns
your skin a nice yellow for a few days until it falls off..