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    Dumb question about testing

    I am testing chlorine at least once, usually twice a day right now. There is this scary warning on the chlorine test drops so I've been very careful-but where do you dump the water that you put the drops in? I know it's a tiny amount but still. We have pet rabbits and we pick grass for them every day from various areas of the yard and I don't want them to eat any with this stuff on it. We also have a cat and dog that for some reason think it's fun to eat grass. Where do you dump the test water? Is it that big of a danger or is it just prop 65 stuff?
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    Re: Dumb question about testing

    I pour it down the sink with the water running.
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    Re: Dumb question about testing

    Really??? ****, I just throw mine on the lawn when Im done and rinse out the tube in my pool.

    Should I not be doing this?
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    Re: Dumb question about testing

    Depends on whether I'm testing inside or outside. If inside I pour it down the sink, if I'm outside I toss it in the yard.
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    Re: Dumb question about testing

    I have to say that it isn't such a dumb question...that same question was my very first post.
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    Re: Dumb question about testing

    Thanks everyone. Glad to know I wasn't the only one curious about this. I guess I'll keep doing what I'm doing when I test outside and empty it in a spot we don't use for anything. But I'll worry a little less about the minute amount that might get on my hands.
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    Re: Dumb question about testing

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch08
    Really??? ****, I just throw mine on the lawn when Im done and rinse out the tube in my pool.
    Same here
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