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    Test Kit storage and longevity?

    Hi All,
    I have been using this test kit for a few years.

    How often should the test bottles be replaced? Do they expire?

    Where should the kit be stored? The chemicals give off a bit of an odor, so I store it in the garage (which can get hot), is that ok?

    Thanks!
    SunCountry
    SunCountry
    South Phila PA area.

    Sundance Spa; Chelsea (468 gallons). Former 28ft AGP owner for 20 years.

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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    Test reagents from Taylor are good for up to 18 months if stored in a cool, dark location. 18 months from the production date. I'm not sure if there are dates on the bottles...

    If you order from TFTestkits.net, they use very fresh reagents and they will last the full 18 months if stored properly. I would find a better location to store your reagents that stays cooler. Mine go in a laundry room drawer. Dark and cool.
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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    Thanks for the info JVTrain. I actually just found the extended sticky that comments on my questions.
    SunCountry
    South Phila PA area.

    Sundance Spa; Chelsea (468 gallons). Former 28ft AGP owner for 20 years.

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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    ok.. any tips on disposal as I will need to get a new kit? We are on septic so I prefer not to pour down drain.
    SunCountry
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    Sundance Spa; Chelsea (468 gallons). Former 28ft AGP owner for 20 years.

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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    In the quantities we're taking about, perfectly fine to put the old reagents down the drain while running the faucet slowly the whole time.

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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    The chemistry is harmless. put it down the drain.

    Just a tiny correction. Taylor warrants their reagents for 12 months. Because TFTestkits has a pretty good pipeline to REALLY fresh reagents, we extend that warranty to 18 months
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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    Thanks for setting me straight, Big D. 😏

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    Re: Test Kit storage and longevity?

    My kit and most bottles are several years old. The kit is also kept in a sometimes very cold and very warm garage.
    SunCountry
    South Phila PA area.

    Sundance Spa; Chelsea (468 gallons). Former 28ft AGP owner for 20 years.

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