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    Bleach pouring tip

    Many of you may have already discovered this, but I thought I'd share it anyway.

    When you take the cap off a bottle of bleach there's a safety seal. If you don't poke the hole just right in that seal the bleach just blub, blub, blubs out rather than pour smoothly. Ever experienced that? If you poke a hole in the seal on the side opposite the handle with a screwdriver or knife, then stick your thumb into it and back toward the handle, most of the seal will be out of the way of the stream and the liquid pours more freely without the splattering and such.

    Try it ... you might like the technique!
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    I just open the bottle under the pool water, that way any splash goes right into the water.
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    if you take the seal completely off rather than poking holes in it, it should pour just fine as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sredish
    if you take the seal completely off rather than poking holes in it, it should pour just fine as well.
    Yep, that's what I do, too. 8)
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    or you guys could throw them in the air and then shoot them down. hopeing they fall in the water, thats how i do it. am i doing it wrong????

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    wait, what? OPEN the bottle? Oh. I took it kinda literally when I was told to toss a bottle of bleach in the water. I now have 6 or 7 of them sitting in the deep end. Is this a bad thing?
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    OK OK . . . I get it . . old habits are hard to break!
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    clorox doesn't have the extra seal, and even more so they are designed to flow quickly.

    the bottles that do have the seal can be a pain, but if you really want the bleach to flow faster, take a pocket knife with you and stab a hole into the bottle (or 2 or 3 holes) and it will help the air to enter through the holes allowing just liquid to have to exit through the mouth of the bottle.
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    I am going to try the shooting them down method personally. Starting right................................NOW!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IkeRay
    clorox doesn't have the extra seal, and even more so they are designed to flow quickly.
    Yes they flow quickly, especially if one topples over in your trunk when coming back from the store... I ruined the carpet in my trunk that way.
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