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    Speedstir

    Hey Gang
    Monday I ordered a salt water test kit and a speedstir
    Today they came in
    I opened the speedstir and installed the batteries filled the vial with some water and put the little stir thingy in
    Man I was like a kid in a candy store
    placed the vial on the speedstir and nothing
    So I opened it back up and replaced the batteries with new batteries and got all set up again
    Felt like a kid in a candy store again pushed the on button and the stir thingy barely moved
    Man I felt like a kid at Christmas who wanted a Red Ryder BB gun and got pink bunny rabbit pajamas with pink feet instead
    I was bummed
    Then I got an
    I took it all apart and didn't really see anything wrong (I have almost 20 years of being a service tech for an Amusement Company)
    I put it back together and made sure I didn't tighten the screws too much
    I put the vial and the stirrer thingy back on and pushed the on button
    It works
    Now I'm like some pencil neck geek going to use it for all my testings no more swirling the vials to mix my chems
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    Re: Speedstir

    Yeah, it's a neat little tech toy that really turns out to be quite helpful. I am a fan.
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    Re: Speedstir

    I have yet to get one... I am so tempted every year!!
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    Re: Speedstir

    Richard made me buy one!
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    Re: Speedstir

    Lol.. Made you buy one?
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    Re: Speedstir

    Now that I have one, I can't imagine life without it! I felt this way after the first use
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    Re: Speedstir

    Wife lost our stirrer bar a few weeks ago ... REALLY need to replace that
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    Re: Speedstir

    You can get them cheap on ebay (under $5-6 with shippijng) just search stir bars or magnetic stir and pick one that will fit in the tube,
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    Re: Speedstir

    I bought an extra just in case I loose one
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    Re: Speedstir

    You can also get the stir bar from the tftest kits website

    http://tftestkits.net/Magnetic-Stirring-Bar-1-p68.html

    It is the best thing I have with the exception of the testing kit.
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    Re: Speedstir

    I found a pack of 5 on ebay so I can use one for each test that needs one, no cleaning between tests for me. The speedstir and extra bars make testing a breeze.
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    Re: Speedstir

    Quote Originally Posted by mynewpool
    You can also get the stir bar from the tftest kits website

    http://tftestkits.net/Magnetic-Stirring-Bar-1-p68.html

    It is the best thing I have with the exception of the testing kit.
    Yep
    That's where I bought my speedstir
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    Re: Speedstir

    I have some specialty criss/cross stir bars that make an extra deep vortex in the tube, and they are very quiet. So,take that.....

    Now, who is the real geek around here I ask?


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    Re: Speedstir



    I am jealous....
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    Re: Speedstir

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    I have some specialty criss/cross stir bars that make an extra deep vortex in the tube, and they are very quiet. So,take that.....

    Now, who is the real geek around here I ask?


    I just ordered one of these off eBay yesterday to try out.


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