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    Test kit extras

    We close on our house in 21 days. I am getting ready to order my TF100 so I am ready to go. I am getting the XL version and speedstir. How many extra beans would anyone suggest getting. I want to keep it easy and not mess around with just one.

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    Re: Test kit extras

    I have 4 stirbars.

    One for the FAS-DPD test cylinder.
    One for the TA test cylinder
    One for the CH test cylinder - I use the one that comes with the speedstir for that
    One to mix the CYA test in the mixing bottle. Yes, it shakes out just fine when you're done.

    That way, I can run every single test before I have to wash any dishes.
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    Re: Test kit extras

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I have 4 stirbars.

    One for the FAS-DPD test cylinder.
    One for the TA test cylinder
    One for the CH test cylinder - I use the one that comes with the speedstir for that
    One to mix the CYA test in the mixing bottle. Yes, it shakes out just fine when you're done.

    That way, I can run every single test before I have to wash any dishes.
    Thnx, that is what I was looking for. Anything else I should get when placing the order?
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    Re: Test kit extras

    Good idea! I hate washing everything in between. Will order some myself.

    On CYA though, Richard, you use the speedstir? With the mixing bottle? I Just shake, wait 30 seconds, shake again, and test. Is that wrong? Is it 30 seconds of continuous mixing? I'll have to reread the instructions. Could have sworn I had it right.
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    Re: Test kit extras

    I'm just lazy. Add water, add reagent, drop in the pill and let it mix.
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    Re: Test kit extras

    LOL. I jut ordered 3 pills and the CYA 50ppm standard solution (always forget to get that to validate my testing method).
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    Re: Test kit extras

    I suspect given your location and that you have a vinyl pool you will be doing a lot less CH testing than Richard does with his high CH fill water.
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    Re: Test kit extras

    Yeah, but an extra stirrer isn't a bad thing.
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    Re: Test kit extras

    How's your filter pressure gauge? I hear TFTestkits has a nice liquid filled one that makes a great replacement for the cheapy ones. (I'm going to get one someday!)
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    Re: Test kit extras

    I just want to say how impressed I am with you guys. I ordered my kit yesterday and within an hour I had shipping confirmation and my stuff will be here tomorrow. Very impressive service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beens View Post
    How's your filter pressure gauge? I hear TFTestkits has a nice liquid filled one that makes a great replacement for the cheapy ones. (I'm going to get one someday!)
    I have no idea! The pool is currently awaiting a new liner. The equipment has not been turned on yet this year.
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