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    taylor speedstir question

    I just got a Taylor SpeedStir last week and have been enjoying it so far. Iím currently using the Taylor included vial and stir bar that came with the SpeedStir itself to do my daily chlorine testing. I know the TF-100 kit specifically has a vial for only chlorine and Iím curious if I should only use the Taylor vial for chlorine as well?

    I think my TF-100 vials will fit on the SpeedStir just fine and I also think the stir bar will fit in the TF-100 vials, so if having multiple vials to keep the chlorine tests separate from the other tests isnít a problem, is it a problem to be using the same Taylor stir bar for those other tests?
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    It isn't a problem either way.
    I use the Taylor vial for all my tests but have used the TF-100 vial as well.

    The reason for the separate "Chlorine" test vial is that after a while the FAS-DPD test tends to turn the vial dark. However, it's easily cleaned so I don't worry about it.
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    great thanks
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    The CYA mixing bottle fits on the speedstir, too!

    I hunted down some more stirbars on eBay so I can run every test before I have to wash any dishes.
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    The CYA mixing bottle fits on the speedstir, too!

    I hunted down some more stirbars on eBay so I can run every test before I have to wash any dishes.
    I like that idea, the SpeedStir's efficiency is still somewhat weakened by the fact that you only have one stir bar to work with. Did you buy Taylor brand stir bars or something generic that does the same thing?
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I hunted down some more stirbars on eBay so I can run every test before I have to wash any dishes.
    Great idea!
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by delirium330 View Post
    I like that idea, the SpeedStir's efficiency is still somewhat weakened by the fact that you only have one stir bar to work with. Did you buy Taylor brand stir bars or something generic that does the same thing?
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    The CYA mixing bottle fits on the speedstir, too!

    I hunted down some more stirbars on eBay so I can run every test before I have to wash any dishes.
    And you put a stirbar in it to mix the Cya solution?
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    I've rearranged my TF-100 box a little so that each test is within its own compartment and everything flows in order for me. The speed stir stores right in the bottom of the box too. So to speed things up even more I ordered an extra magnetic "bean" and keep one in each vial ready to go. I use the two vials that came with the kit because I find the one that came with the speedstir difficult to read. It all works for me and testing is fast and easy.
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    And you put a stirbar in it to mix the Cya solution?
    Absolutely. Half pool water, half reagent, drop the stir bar in and let it rip.

    It comes out easy enough with a little shaking when the mixing bottle needs rinsing.
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    I've rearranged my TF-100 box a little so that each test is within its own compartment and everything flows in order for me. The speed stir stores right in the bottom of the box too. So to speed things up even more I ordered an extra magnetic "bean" and keep one in each vial ready to go. I use the two vials that came with the kit because I find the one that came with the speedstir difficult to read. It all works for me and testing is fast and easy.
    I've done a little of that too. Whatever works better I say.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Absolutely. Half pool water, half reagent, drop the stir bar in and let it rip.

    It comes out easy enough with a little shaking when the mixing bottle needs rinsing.
    Ok Cool. I figured it would be hard to get out. Skippy's post above reminds me that somewhere there is a thread where people posted pics of their test rig. You may have started it Richard, can't remember.
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    Ok Cool. I figured it would be hard to get out. Skippy's post above reminds me that somewhere there is a thread where people posted pics of their test rig. You may have started it Richard, can't remember.
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    Re: taylor speedstir question

    Wow, you are good Mr. Leebo! Thank you Sir, that is the one I meant. I will be bumping it for sure.

    Perhaps I will wait until I am actually testing with some of my new pool water in the background...
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