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Thread: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

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    storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    i have this big grey plastic container i store my 50 lb bucket of trichlor tabs in. i just bought a 50 lb bucket of 73% cal-hypo granules. if they are in their own seperate buckets is it going to be alright to store them both in the same large plastic container outside? i know about not mixing them, just concerned about the fumes from each mixing? thanks

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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    Both of the containers are probably vented and therefore, I would probably consider storing them in separate locations.

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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    My take is that as long as they can't come in physical contact with each other they off gas the same thing and could be stored in the same bin. However, it's always better to be safe...
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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    What happens if calhypo and trichlor mix?
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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    There is a fair chance of fire or explosion when 2 forms of chlorine get mixed together. (I was looking for a mushroom cloud emoticon ) As long as we're talking about this, letting acid touch chlorine is even worse!
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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    My take is that as long as they can't come in physical contact with each other they off gas the same thing and could be stored in the same bin. However, it's always better to be safe...
    this is what i was thinking. they are in their own bucket with lid. i will put them in the same bin and will update this thread if it explodes.

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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    There is a fair chance of fire or explosion when 2 forms of chlorine get mixed together. (I was looking for a mushroom cloud emoticon ) As long as we're talking about this, letting acid touch chlorine is even worse!
    Really! That is something every pool owner shoud know. Don't mix Clorox and muratic?!
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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by brg88tx
    this is what i was thinking. they are in their own bucket with lid. i will put them in the same bin and will update this thread if it explodes.
    I have a bucket of trichlor tabs alongside a bucket of cal-hypo in an outside storage unit. Suncore (or something like that) maybe 3' tall and 6' wide. Each stay dry inside the bucket even when rain gets into the storage unit. I do, however, store the muriatic acid elsewhere outside. And the bleach is in the house or garage, depending on temperature.
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    Re: storing bucket of trichlor tabs and bucket of cal-hypo

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdad
    What happens if calhypo and trichlor mix?
    Mixing Cal-Hypo and Trichlor is explosive! (click on that word to see what I mean). Storing them next to each other in sealed containers is only a problem if the containers were to leak/burst and the chemicals then mix.

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdad
    Really! That is something every pool owner shoud know. Don't mix Clorox and muratic?!
    The result is production of chlorine gas.
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