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    Taylor Test Kit question

    I have a Taylor 2006 test kit. It gives the option of using a 25 ml sample or a 10 ml sample for the FC test. The question is that the instructions for FC test says to use two dippers of DPD R 0870, not differentiating whether that is for the 10 ml or 25 ml sample. If 2 dippers are OK for 25 ml, wouldn't it be better to use 1 dipper the 10 ml sample? Will the test results be affected either way?
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    As long as it turns Barbie Pink, you've probably got enough. If you see one or two granules undissolved, that's perfect.
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    You can not use too much powder, but you can use too little and skew the test. Like Richard said if it starts with a nice deep pink, you are likely find.
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    1 heaping dipper for 10mL test.
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    One heaping dipper in 5 ml is what I've been doing. My new Speed Stir even has a 5 ml line. I don't need .5 accuracy most days (high CYA) and then I don't have to multiply by two, because "Math is hard!"
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    Quote Originally Posted by SwimAustin View Post
    One heaping dipper in 5 ml is what I've been doing. My new Speed Stir even has a 5 ml line. I don't need .5 accuracy most days (high CYA) and then I don't have to multiply by two, because "Math is hard!"
    For reference, This can be ok when you are at higher FC levels (like in the middle of a SLAM), but that is not accurate enough to be testing for CCs or for doing OCLT.
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    in getting the test kits, I see the TF-100, is the Taylor K-2005 DPD a good kit or no?
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    NO. The K-2005 is NOT the right kit. You need the FAS-DPD chlorine test ... NOT the DPD chlorine test:
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    Ok, I will follow the advice of the Guru's here. TF-100 kit is what I will get
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    Re: Taylor Test Kit question

    For completeness, the Taylor K-2006 has the correct test, but the TF-100 is a better deal.
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