Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: buying R-0871 regagent

  1. Back To Top    #1
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    buying R-0871 regagent

    it's only 2 weeks into the season and i seem to running out of R-0871 (testing at shocking level uses too much of it and k-2006 has only .75 oz bottle in it). so i was looking online and there are 2oz bottles with drop snout and bigger ones without (16/32 oz).

    i looked at my bottle from the taylor k-2006 test kit to see if i can refill it and it seems like one can't open it. so 2 oz bottle might be the only choice for me. can that bottle be opened and refilled? does it make sense to buy 8 oz refill bottle?

    should storing in cold dark place provide enough shelf life for 16 oz bottle?
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,347

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    You should be able to open your .75oz bottle. Look the the base of the nozzle top and see won't it pry off?

    If you store it in a cold dark place it will last a good long time. I'd still only get the 8oz. Hopefully you don't plan on shocking being a regular thing.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    i looked and i didn't seem to notice it that the top comes off. maybe i didn't pay close attention

    2 oz cost about $11 and 16 oz costs about $19. doesn't seem that they sell 8oz refills.

    good to know i can refill my 0.75 bottle - this way i can still have it in the test kit box.

    thanks!
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    is there any difference between R-0871-C-12 and R-0871-C?
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)
    Posts
    18,768

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver
    is there any difference between R-0871-C-12 and R-0871-C?
    Yes.

    -12 is a 12pack
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by Diver
    is there any difference between R-0871-C-12 and R-0871-C?
    Yes.

    -12 is a 12pack
    then this is a bad business model (from http://www.national-pool-care.com):
    Attached Images Attached Images
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    i did check and it doesn't seem to be the price per item when you buy 12. r-0871-c and c-12 pages are identical, except the first one weight 0.18lbs and the second is 0.1833lbs
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

  8. Back To Top    #8
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)
    Posts
    18,768

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    From Taylor
    Reagent Size Code Explanation
    A = .75 oz (22 mL), A-24 = .75 oz (24 pack), A144 = .75 oz (144 pack), B = 2 oz (60 mL, wide-mouth),
    C = 2 oz (60 mL), C-12 = 2 oz (12 pack), D = 4 oz, DD = 8 oz, DB = dropper bottle, E = 16 oz, F = 32 oz,
    F4 = 32 oz (4 pack), G = gal, G4 = gal (4 pack), H = 25 g, I = 10 g, II = 50 g, J = .25 lb, K = 1 lb,
    Z = 1,000 pack, Z-10 = 10,000 pack, Z-50 = 50,000 pack
    http://www.taylortechnologies.com/produ ... ing=R-0871

    Or just order it all from http://tftestkits.net
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Richard, that's pretty good break down! Thank you for the info.
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Or just order it all from http://tftestkits.net
    you will probably get it much faster from tftestkits too!
    Aaron
    [ Vogue Vectra 24' AG | Hard plumb: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter & Pentair MiniMax 100 NG | Taylor K-2006 | Central IL ]
    Powered by: TFP, PoolMath & TFTestkits

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    Posts
    4,160

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    I won't buy my reagents nor test kits from any other source than http://www.tftestkits.net!!!!!!!!!!!! I know the reagents are fresh (good) and can really trust my testing! [also, the shipping is as fast as Speedy Gonzalez ] (Dave and Meg are THE BEST!!)
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

  12. Back To Top    #12

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    (Thanks, Speedo and Waste. As we discussed, the checks will be mailed at the end of the month)
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    I know, I haven't sent you my log of how many times I mentioned your site.

    (tonight when I get home I need to post up [in suggestions of course] the spinning Mr Green, I love it. I know I have it somewhere)

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    also, the shipping is as fast as Speedy Gonzalez (Dave and Meg are THE BEST!!)
    Ok, I feel the need for more bragging. The shipping speed is fast!! But the supplier sending quickly makes an even bigger difference.
    Aaron
    [ Vogue Vectra 24' AG | Hard plumb: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter & Pentair MiniMax 100 NG | Taylor K-2006 | Central IL ]
    Powered by: TFP, PoolMath & TFTestkits

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    Posts
    4,160

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Re: speed and service

    I had Tuesday off so left the ordering of the 2 TF100XL kits to my boss. She didn't get the order in before 2:00, but, Meg still got them out that day

    They arrived yesterday!

    I swear, you CAN NOT go wrong by using TFtestkits
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

  15. Back To Top    #15

    Brentr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    1,616

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    I second that
    6,000 gal, IG free form,Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish,Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues,Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump,Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15,Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers,Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Pentair IntelliBrite, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009 Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

  16. Back To Top    #16

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NW Florida
    Posts
    57

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver
    i looked and i didn't seem to notice it that the top comes off. maybe i didn't pay close attention

    2 oz cost about $11 and 16 oz costs about $19. doesn't seem that they sell 8oz refills.

    good to know i can refill my 0.75 bottle - this way i can still have it in the test kit box.

    thanks!
    The tip of the bottle is a clear and the bottle is brown. Give it a pull and it will separate so that you can refill.
    Commercial,100 K, Liquid chlorine, Indoor, Heated to 86 with Jandy Lite 2 gas heater, High-Rate Sand Triton TR-100 filters (3), 7.5 HP pump motor, IG, Plaster.

    Jesus is my Lifeguard!

  17. Back To Top    #17

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    4,052

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    I know the 2oz can be refilled too.

    I just had to break down and get 870 from Leslie's. Almost $10 for the same thing Dave has for less than $7. I have to have it today though. Darnit. I had my jar from TFTestKits with me in case I got someone that said "I have never heard of R-0870". When I showed it to her, she said "Where did you get THAT from?" LOL!
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
    If TFP has helped you, please click to SUPPORT TFP!

  18. Back To Top    #18

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NW Florida
    Posts
    57

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    Quote Originally Posted by salvationarmy
    Quote Originally Posted by Diver
    i looked and i didn't seem to notice it that the top comes off. maybe i didn't pay close attention

    2 oz cost about $11 and 16 oz costs about $19. doesn't seem that they sell 8oz refills.

    good to know i can refill my 0.75 bottle - this way i can still have it in the test kit box.

    thanks!
    The tip of the bottle is a clear and the bottle is brown. Give it a pull and it will separate so that you can refill.
    I just practiced a little (I had never removed it before). If you grip the bottle in your palm and push away the tip with your thumb, it will come out easily.
    Commercial,100 K, Liquid chlorine, Indoor, Heated to 86 with Jandy Lite 2 gas heater, High-Rate Sand Triton TR-100 filters (3), 7.5 HP pump motor, IG, Plaster.

    Jesus is my Lifeguard!

  19. Back To Top    #19
    Diver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    450

    Re: buying R-0871 regagent

    it does come out, but in the process you might end up squeezing the tip a bit too much affecting the size of the drops and accuracy of your tests. it did happened to me, so in the future i would keep it in the original bottle
    26K In-ground Vinyl Pool | Hayward DE4820/SP0710XR50 filter | 1.125 HP Dual Speed Hayward Super Pump | Aquasol Solar

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •