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Thread: Powder Bottle Tale of Woe...

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    frogabog's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
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    Powder Bottle Tale of Woe...

    Beware of when you pull the scooper out of it's holder, that the top doesn't flip open suddenly while you're not hanging on tightly to the bottle and then all your powder flies out of the container. It happened so quick I didn't believe it'd actually happened for a few seconds. Poof! GONE...

    I'm so darn mad. $15 down the drain and all I have to test with now is R-0001 and R-0002. Really not happy cuz after using the FAS/DPD powder test I knew I'd never want to use those again.

    So, word of warning... hold onto your powder tightly at all times.
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    Re: Powder Bottle Tale of Woe...

    Oh man........ Doh!!!!!!!!

    I can feel your pain through the text.

    The reagent gods will smile on you next time I hope.
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    Re: Powder Bottle Tale of Woe...

    You could always do things the way I do. I get a sample in a measuring cup, carry it over to the patio table, and do my testing sitting down, in the shade, with drink at hand - just be careful not to grab the measuring cup by mistake.
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