[meteorite-list] I am conducting an experiment...
From: Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Feb 20 19:35:27 2006
After a few minutes digging around under
my kitchen sink and dragging out decades worth
of drain cleaners, I find that plain old "Liquid Draino"
contains Sodium HypoCHLORite," which means
that Chlorine atoms are also present in your solution.
I must admit to being puzzled as to why you have
no access to "Lewis Red Devil Lye Drain Opener,"
which I buy off the supermarket shelf, down one or
two shelves from the Draino and other more user-
Of course, I live in a backward part of the country
where, one shelf down from the Red Devil Lye, I can
buy "Liquid Fire," which is Hydrochloric Acid. I used
it in a very stubborn drain once and it really solved
the problem... No more drain! Liquid Fire ate it away
completely, steel pipes and all!
Sterling K. Webb
----- Original Message -----
From: "tracy latimer" <daistiho_at_hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] I am conducting an experiment...
> Having no access to Red Devil lye, I read the list of ingredients on
> Liquid Drano. It seems to be primarily lye-based, with waterglass and a
> few other elements, so I am trying an experiment on my poor rusty
> Fredericksburg. Liquid Drano + denatured (anhydrous) alcohol, a shot of
> each in a glass jar. The expected exothermic reaction did occur (it warmed
> up), so I took it as a good sign. I will report back if the rust starts
> to dissolve, without mayhem to the meteorite.
> Tracy Latimer
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