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    What happens if....

    What happens chemically, if I premix a few jugs of 3/4 Chlorine and 1/4 Muriatic Acid so my "helper" can dump it in as needed? The no-brainer angle........
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    Re: What happens if....

    Since we aren't even supposed to store them near each other I think it's a BAD thing. Also, they make a big deal about never mixing them in the pool. Should allow at least 30 mins between and only if the pump is running.

    I'm sure someone with more actual experience or chemical reasoning will be along soon. I just wanted to make sure you had some type of answer as soon as possible.
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    Re: What happens if....

    i think it creates chlorine gas
    the stuff they use in wars and will probably kill you
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    Re: What happens if....

    Quote Originally Posted by aussieta View Post
    i think it creates chlorine gas
    the stuff they use in wars and will probably kill you
    +100000

    DO NOT EVER MIX CHLORINE & MURIATIC ACID. THIS WILL CREATE A DEADLY CHLORINE GAS THAT CAN KILL YOU OR OTHERS AROUND YOU.

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    Re: What happens if....

    From the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00015111.htm

    On December 7, 1988, a patient assisting in janitorial duties mixed bleach with phosphoric acid cleaner. Immediately a noxious gas with a strong odor was detected and prompted the evacuation of two wards for 1-1/2 hours. Fire department personnel using self-contained breathing equipment disposed of the chemicals and ventilated the area.

    The patient experienced vomiting, cough, and inspiratory discomfort; elevated blood pressure and fever were noted when the patient was treated in the emergency room. Five employees who helped evacuate the ward complained of symptoms including eye irritation and shortness of breath.
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    Re: What happens if....

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    +100000

    DO NOT EVER MIX CHLORINE & MURIATIC ACID. THIS WILL CREATE A DEADLY CHLORINE GAS THAT CAN KILL YOU OR OTHERS AROUND YOU.

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    Re: What happens if....

    ^ or the life of your helper, as the case may be

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