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Sulfuric Acid
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:38:24 PM »
What is the specific product name for the clog remover that is sulfuric acid as sold in the USA?

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 12:11:20 AM »
I think there are several.  I don't recall any specific brand names, however.

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 12:18:19 AM »
We checked the shelves today and could find none

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 10:51:32 AM »
Look for something that has a separate plastic bag in addition to the bottle, I have seen that a couple of times with the drain cleaner H2SO4.

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 11:03:36 AM »
There is another option for Sulfuric Acid OTC in the USA.  Go by your local auto parts dealer (Pep Boys, etc.) and ask for battery acid.  They will have varying sizes available and it is 93%.  If also won't have the coloring additives most drain cleaners have.

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007, 06:49:28 PM »
We got Easy Flow drain opener with virgin sulfuric acid and 12 buffers. It appears not to do the sugar thing very well.
I went to an auto sales place and they say they don’t carry it anymore because of the new style batteries.
I think it was AutoZone.

Someone has suggested a motorcycle shop since their batteries are more rudimentary.

Still looking

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2007, 09:35:50 PM »
We tried the sugar thing again and it worked
So we do have it after all
I just wonder about the other stuff in it


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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2007, 07:27:05 PM »
Yea, all I've got is that awful buffered stuff. A few droppers of 15% or up H2O2 clears it up and removes the reek, but I still wouldn't trust it for most reactions. I've heard that Rooto and Liquid Fire are both very good H2SO4 sources, but have personally been unable to locate either.

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007, 08:27:01 PM »
Curiously, what's the problem with buffered acidic solutions?

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007, 02:56:17 AM »
Curiously, what's the problem with buffered acidic solutions?

Buffer would imply that it was impure, so one could have a mixed reaction.


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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007, 11:17:30 PM »
I think Something like super pro drain cleaner(search sulfuric acid drain cleaner online) it has 95% sulfuric acid

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Re: Sulfuric Acid
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2007, 03:58:03 AM »
I think Something like super pro drain cleaner(search sulfuric acid drain cleaner online) it has 95% sulfuric acid

Unless you happen to find NaOH based drain cleaner ;)
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