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    store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    so im having a brand new 10x10 wood shed w/ composite roof brought in next week that will be put down about 15-20 feet from pool for lawn equipment, riding tractor, etc. my pool is a ways away from house. i currently keep bleach on back porch in shade. k-2006 kit, borax and soda in wash room cabinet in house.

    it sure would be nice to not have to walk back up to house several times a morning when doing my testing and chem adding. i have some nice metal shelving that i plan to put in building for chemicals and what not...

    im sure bleach would be fine in shed (as said its on back porch now)

    but what about borax and soda?

    and most importantly my k-2006 test kit? no where does it say a storage temp. at 95-100 degress in oklahoma mid summer, it would be about 85ish probably in shed.

    would my chems and kit be okay to store out there?

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    Re: store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    I keep my chemicals in a shed year-round. The test kit stays indoors and I just bring it out with me when it's test time.
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    Re: store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    If you go through your chemicals fast you won't have a problem. Bleach is the one most susceptible to heat and light. If you use it quickly, it won't have time to go bad.

    As far as test kit goes I would NOT leave it not shed. You will drastically shorten the shelf life of the reagents and possibly affect your test results.
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    Re: store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by gtnos
    and most importantly my k-2006 test kit? no where does it say a storage temp. at 95-100 degress in oklahoma mid summer, it would be about 85ish probably in shed.

    would my chems and kit be okay to store out there?
    I'd bet you it would get hotter than that in there. Also the temp swings are bad too. See link below.

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    Re: store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    thanks guys. chemicals in the shed, test kit will stay in laundry room. i dont stock bleach more than a month supply if even that, so i shouldnt have any issues with it going bad in heat.
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    Re: store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    Make sure to keep MA and chlorine sources SEPARATED. They do not play well together.

    You can set the MA jug in a 5 gal. bucket JIC it should leak.
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    Re: store chemicals and k-2006 in shed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Make sure to keep MA and chlorine sources SEPARATED. They do not play well together.

    You can set the MA jug in a 5 gal. bucket JIC it should leak.



    Beat me to it. I always like throwing that in. Bleach and acid mixing is bad, bad, bad!
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