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    pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    Wondering if there is any danger in using the pulsar cal hypo briquettes in a vantage acf feed system... Thanks!

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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    If that feeder used to feed chlorine, then yes there is a problem. You should not mix products like that in a feeder.
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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    It had been running the vantage brand cal hypo tabs last year, but no supplier in the area provides them anymore. The feeder has been thoroughly cleaned and hoping to use the pulsar cal hypo briquettes as a substitute.

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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    Both tabs are cal hypo, so what's the issue?

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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    Don't say there was a problem. I'm not familiar with those products, I just know,it is a problem to mix chlorine & other products.

    Im not sure if you will have feed issues like dissolving to fast/slow.

    You our can wait to see if anyone else knows those products.
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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    The danger is mixing Cal-hypo tabs into a trichlor feeder, it can be explosive
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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    The feeder is a vantage acf calcium hypochlorite tablet feeder. It is not designed for, nor has it ever had triclot used in it. Just wondering if switching from one brand of 1" cal hypo tablet to another will cause issues.

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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    Nope, if it was another brand of Cal-Hypo, no biggie. I would only caution you to be aware of your CH level when using Cal-Hypo is all.
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    Re: pulsar briquettes in a vantage feeder?

    Great! Thanks! Spoke with each of the manufacturers and, of course, they wouldn't give me a straight answer. Each wants their Chem and product sale. I'm just looking to keep my customers happy and everyone's cost down. Only supplier of the specified tabs in the area has ridiculous pricing.

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