Can you use lye to clear clogged pipes?

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Yes, Drain-o's main ingredient is lye. Pour a cup in the drain, wait 5 minutes, flush with hot water.
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How to use lye for raw sewage?

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Ive used a snake down the sewer pipe but is still clogged?

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Can you use lye on a septic system?

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Will copper sulfate clear a clogged drain?

No. The compound of choice for drain cleaners is sodium hydroxide.It is one of two compounds known as lye (the other being potassiumhydroxide). Use caution. Sodium hydroxide is a strong base capableof causing severe chemical burns if it gets on your skin or eyes.