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    is this product a yes, or a no?

    super cheap at menards. called super shock. here's the info.

    available chlorine 15%
    sodium hypochlorite 12.5%
    inert ingredients 87.5%
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    OK to use if your CH is not very high.
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    When you say 'super cheap' ...is is cheaper than regular bleach?

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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    That is liquid chlorine (12.5%) and fine to use!

    What's the price?
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58
    OK to use if your CH is not very high.
    ????

    How does CH come into it? It didn't list any Cal-Hypo - only Sodium Hypochlorite (as in Bleach).
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    This is a liquid right? If so it will not add CH as elwood58 mentioned (that is cal-hypo).

    Odd that the available chlorine is > than the sodium-hypo ... or maybe I am still ignorant about some of the chemistry
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    This is a liquid right? If so it will not add CH as elwood58 mentioned (that is cal-hypo).

    Odd that the available chlorine is > than the sodium-hypo ... or maybe I am still ignorant about some of the chemistry
    My guess - is that this relates to this article that says that "active chlorine" is different from just chlorine in bleach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent_active_chlorine
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    This is on sale at Menards for 4 gal - $10.........

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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Just make sure it is not old stock, liquid chlorine and bleach both loose strength over time (sort of like the way a soda goes flat).
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderWaterVanya
    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58
    OK to use if your CH is not very high.
    ????

    How does CH come into it? It didn't list any Cal-Hypo - only Sodium Hypochlorite (as in Bleach).
    My bad. Read calcium not sodium, thinking powder not liquid.
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    4- 128 oz bottles for $10
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Good price!
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    They ran a BOGO sale on the same stuff at the beginning of May. I bought two cases, used them at the beginning of the summer, and had no issue. If I didn't already have a doomsday stockpile in my basement, I would buy more. Even when breaking down to unit price, $2.50/gal of 12.5% is the cheapest non-BOGO price I've seen all summer in the Chicago area.
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Thanks everyone! I will go back tomorrow with a skid loader and buy some.

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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    Be warned, liquid chlorine (12.5%) does not have a long shelf life, so buying for a month or two is okay, but I wouldn't buy much more than that. Also keep it cool and out of the sun. Bleach (6%) has a significantly longer shelf life (3-4 times).
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    I tried stocking up from menards back in may, got a 3 month suppy. Made it ok to first week in july and started having some FC issues. After a lot of testing I figure my remaining 12.5 is done to about 6%. Going to buy no more than i Can use in a month from now on.
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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    good to know. more is not always better after all.

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    Re: is this product a yes, or a no?

    I had a few gallons left of 10% from last year that I used while opening and it appeared to be just as strong.

    Currently I have 2 cases of 10% and 4 cases of 12.5% - hopefully it doesn't lose strength.

    Stored in the garage.

    I bought some of this same "Extreme Shock" last year too, but I can't remember if I considered it 12.5 or 15% since the active ingredient is 12.5%
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