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    Bleach Percentages

    Can someone tell me where to find the percentage of chlorine in bleach on the bottle? I have looked on several different brands in the stores & have not found one yet!! Thanks!
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    It's normally on the label as percentage of Sodium Hypochlorite. Only a few of the very cheap brands don't list it.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    yikes It should be listed in the ingredients. If they are too embarrassed to list it, it is probably embarrassingly low!

    Don't buy it!

    Look at Clorox or Great Value and see where they are listed on the labels. Also, expiration dates are listed - sometimes on the bottom of the jug.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Especially don't go to dollar stores. Buy it someplace like Wal-Mart that has new inventory several times/week.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Quote Originally Posted by timerguy View Post
    Especially don't go to dollar stores. Buy it someplace like Wal-Mart that has new inventory several times/week.
    +1 ^^^ yep, they can have old weak bleach. Aldi's - if you have one, is another good place with fast turnover.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    You won't find it listed on the splashless or fragrance tainted versions. You don't want those anyway. Just straight bleach.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    While shopping around, I recently found that the cheaper brands do not list % on the bottle, which is a giant no-no. The best value I've found is the Great Value 8.25% 121 oz. at Walmart. $2.98 per jug here in north Georgia. If it's not listed on the label, chances are it is weak (below 5%) and they'd be embarassed to show that they're screwing over their buyers.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Quote Originally Posted by pwhite222 View Post
    While shopping around, I recently found that the cheaper brands do not list % on the bottle, which is a giant no-no. The best value I've found is the Great Value 8.25% 121 oz. at Walmart. $2.98 per jug here in north Georgia. If it's not listed on the label, chances are it is weak (below 5%) and they'd be embarassed to show that they're screwing over their buyers.
    pwhite- If you have an IGA near you, you should check them out. i can get 1 gal jugs of 5.25 for $1.63. Freds just had a sale, 1 Gal of 8.25 for $1.99 ea.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyd123 View Post
    pwhite- If you have an IGA near you, you should check them out. i can get 1 gal jugs of 5.25 for $1.63. Freds just had a sale, 1 Gal of 8.25 for $1.99 ea.
    Searching their website, I don't see one anywhere close enough to justify the gas. I drive a truck that somewhat guzzles gas, so that's in the equation too.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    I buy almost all my bleach at Dollar General. The strength is listed on the bottle (8.25%) and I usually have to call and get them to order a few cases because the turnover is so great. I've used it for a few years now and it's always done great for me.


    I will agree that most "dollar store" bleaches don't have the strength printed on them and you should stay away from them.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Last month, when I checked Walmart, they had both GV and Clorox branded bleach. Both were a 'Concentrated' version that listed 8.25% Sodium Hydrochloride, also both bottles had a 'newer' looking packaging bottle nearby. It appeared Walmart had both old and new stock, it appeared to be the exact same bleach, however on BOTH the newer looking GV and Clorox bottles, I could not find the % of Sodium Hydrochloride listed anywhere. Nowhere did it list the ingredients.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Thanks for all the replies! We live in north Louisiana in a very small (3,000) town so not a lot of shopping here! I have checked at Wal Mart& have not found it on any of the GV bottles! I thought I was just blind but maybe they don't list it any more.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/840bnofthh...2013.07.28.jpg
    I can't speak to what you found at your walmarts, But the four bottles I just bought at My walmart Saturday clearly show the percentage. It also shows the manufacture date which is 14 142, which I'm assuming is the 142nd day of 2014. Every bottle of GV I've ever bought had the % of Hypochlorite on the label.
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    Re: Bleach Percentages

    Here is Up & Up (Target Store Brand) and Great Value, as found in Virginia Beach stores...



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    I've never come across any without percentages but I don't really look in the cheapy stores like Big Lots or Dollar stores of any sort. Usually buy from Target, Wal-Mart or Farm Fresh (where strangely it is the cheapest at $2.69 121oz while all their groceries are grossly overpriced!)
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