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Peter Sweeney

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Where to buy pure ammonia
« on: March 17, 2011, 06:02:42 pm »
Anyone know where I can get some? With the ever increasing paranoia surrounding terrorism I am having real trouble finding somewhere I can buy it.

anyone help?

Pete

Shaun_Ashmore

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 06:20:29 pm »
Wilkinsons or Boots sell it, shake the bottle and if it foams then it's not 100%.

Shaun

garyj

Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 06:29:18 pm »
You could try print suppliers.

We used to use it to expose Dyeline drawings and I'm sure its still used.

wynne jones

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 07:07:03 pm »
I got mine from Alltec but this was a while back so not sure if they still do it.
It's not expensive, you just can't afford it.

Neil Williams

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 07:22:59 pm »
With the ever increasing paranoia surrounding terrorism I am having real trouble finding somewhere I can buy it.

Umm I'm feeling the need to make a phone call.
Anyone know the telephone number for Thames House in London ;D

Peter Sweeney

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 07:31:52 pm »
haha Neil, I've done so many searches for it MI5 will knocking on the door with a warrant later.

brianbarber

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 07:35:39 pm »
Monarch chemicals
Isle of Sheppey

Mr B
If in doubt.....Leave it out !!

Peter Sweeney

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 07:57:42 pm »
Thanks Brian

Will give them a call tomorrow

Pete

brianbarber

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 09:42:50 pm »
They may have minimum order, not to sure

If you only need a 500ml for example, then email me.

Mr B
If in doubt.....Leave it out !!

Matt Lindus

Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2011, 10:23:46 pm »
I could sort you out with a small jar of ammonia if you need it. ;D

Andy Hogarth

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2011, 11:16:09 pm »
What do you use ammonia for?

Stain removal I guess but

How do you use it? what mix etc and on what stains?

Not something I've ever come across but I'm really getting into stain removal, had some amazing results with met s lately, was scared to death of it for years.

garyj

Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 12:22:54 am »
I've got some 'Magic' stain remover from Woodbridge, you mix the 2 chemicals together and I presume it makes ammonia ( that's what it smells of ). Can't say I'm  that impressed with it, especially at the price of it.

Does anyone know how is it best used and on what?


Peter Sweeney

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2011, 06:26:18 pm »
strongest I can find is 25% and I doubt very much that it will be strong enough for wood stain. What strength do you have Brian?

Pete

Mike Halliday

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2011, 06:47:09 pm »
Andy, Ammonia is a strong alkali spotter it normally is used as accelerator when using oxidising bleaches. it can also be used as a booster with other alkali pre-sprays, it used to be popular in the states in upholstery presprays.

it can be used (with limited success in my opinion) to correct acid dye indicator problems on  fabrics or as a neutralizer for reducing bleaches.
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Andy Hogarth

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2011, 08:30:25 am »
Cheers Mike

I take it you use it sparingly?

Doug Holloway

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2011, 10:09:47 am »
Hi Guys

Pete, the max amount of ammonia soluble in water is about 30% so your 25% will be quite concentarted.

I would try it!

Concentrated ammonia is often called 880 Ammonia.

Cheers

Doug

Ian Gourlay

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011, 01:10:55 am »
I bought some from Homebase but it did not have the same effect as the one i get from Alltec

Nearly Blew a mattress up once when I was asked to remove traces of rampant sex and then the girl peeing the mattress

garybristow

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2011, 03:11:30 pm »
I used to use it in my dry cleaning business for removing blood,its very effective.I have used it on carpets it worked very well,watch your eyes its very powerful.The suppliers would only sell 20% ammonia content ,but trust me thats enough.My supplier was Alex Reid Ltd ,leicester
Gary Bristowclean

colin fitch

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Re: Where to buy pure ammonia
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2011, 12:56:07 pm »
Pete,

If you do the job,let us know how you get on please.

I have a client with a rug who has asked us to attempt to remove a stain[wood stain from a table leg]

Cheers

colin