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Trap boiling question???????

I would like to know approximately how much LYE I would need in about 20 gallons of water? Is there a problem with too much or too little. Looking for advice.
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I can tell you how much I use. I would estimate I am using about 20 gallons when I boil traps, and I use 3 containers of lye.




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I read to boil them in soapy water for 30 minutes. Just did one for about 40 minutes. Still had some runny oil on it. wiped it off and hung it. Is this normal?
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The dishwashing machine does a fantastic job cleaning traps. Just don't tell the wife.......

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The dishwashing machine does a fantastic job cleaning traps. Just don't tell the wife.......
I hear you on that one. Just stuck a pot of water and dish soap on the grill and let it go. Do I need to do the chain and drag? Also, do I need to dip the chain and drag?
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Re: Trap boiling question???????

Yodeldog why the lye? Are you removing old wax and maybe rust?
Bobcat1 Dawn dish soap does a great job, and yes chain and all. Everything should get the dawn bath/boil.
I boil all mine at a rolling boil for at least an hour and many times it boils over. I do mine outside in a 1/2 of a 55 gallon drum.
I bring them out during the boil somewhere around an hour and drop them on a piece of tin roofing. Then they either get a rinse or go into another pot of boiling water with dye of some type in it. And as they boil for another hour I get my wax up to heat and place it about 30 feet away on my turkey fryer cooker. I bring my traps out one at a time walk over and into the wax they go. Being 30 feet away the trap has a chance to dry quite a bit. I drop it in then go back for the next trap. Place it in the wax and pull out the last one and go hang it up. I will do 30 or more at once using that method. Hot traps take the wax so much better and faster than putting cool traps and letting the wax come back to temp on each trap.
If you want a safer and faster and better for your trap de-waxing or removing FMJ. My method won't hurt your traps like lye can if you leave it in there to long. If you want the info let me know

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I am trying to remove any residual full metal jacket from last season. I was not satisfied with this product and wish to return to dying and waxing. That is the reason for using the LYE.
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Yup!! 2 cycles, high heat.

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I am trying to remove any residual full metal jacket from last season. I was not satisfied with this product and wish to return to dying and waxing. That is the reason for using the LYE.
I just got full metal jacket. should I be concerned? Thanks
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Often wondered why so many people wash their traps in lye? I'm old school, dye, wax and in the ground they go.

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