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    Chemical lifetime

    Love my test kit.

    Have a question. I'm getting ready to order some refills.
    My R0012 has some "stuff" floating in it. Is it OK to continue to use
    or should I order a refill?
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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    To be on the safe side I'd order new reagent.
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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    I would too. This is twice I've heard of this now. Very strange.
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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    will do

    its not much $$ anyway.

    as always thanks for the help and guidance.
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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    I agree ... but if you are not in a hurry ... there is usually a sale on refills from tftestkits in March (I think)
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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    Jblizzle is correct.

    Our one and only annual refill sale takes place beginning March 2.

    You can get all fresh chemistry and essentially have a new TF-100 kit for 20% off.
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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    thanks for that info.....................after I ordered the 3 things i need yesterday......................

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    Re: Chemical lifetime

    See Recognizing a Compromised Reagent from the Taylor website. To be on the safe side, you should replace any of the organic dyes most frequently (R-0600 OTO liquid, R-0870 DPD powder, R-0004 or R-0014 pH indicator, R-0008 TA indicator, R-0011L CH indicator) and the FAS-DPD reagent (R-0871). There are some reagents with a reasonably long shelf-life, but you could replace every few years (R-0003 potassium iodide, R-0007 thiosulfate, R-0013 melamine). Everything else should last for many, many years since they are just acids and bases (R-0005 acid, R-0006 base, R-0009 acid, R-0010 base). I've listed components from both the Taylor K-2006 and the TFTestkits TF-100 so not all are present in each kit.
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