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    Digital chemical metres

    Hi all

    I cannot order the Taylor kit in Canada...

    Just curious whether there is a good alternative for us Canucks up here? Also wondering whether there are some accurate digital kits?

    Thanks from someone up north in need of a reliable test kit!!!


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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    The Taylor K-2006 is available in Canada. The problem is that one company has an exclusive deal to sell Taylor stuff in Canada and they are priced accordingly.

    I would stay away from digital meters, with cleaning and calibration they are not trouble free. Plus, you are never quite sure you are getting a good reading.
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    The K2006 can be had up there, but it's a ridiculous price.

    In general, I would stay away from digital testing. Until you are in the multi-hundred/thousand dollar range for good digital testers, they are unreliable.
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    Digital chemical metres

    Hmm. Ok thanks. I may just lean on a buddy in the U.S. to get me one then.


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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    Quote Originally Posted by tlevy View Post
    Hmm. Ok thanks. I may just lean on a buddy in the U.S. to get me one then
    for US delivery, the TF-100 is your best value.
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    I will add to that and say for US delivery the TF-100 with the XL option is the best value
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    So in Canada it is the K-2006 and in U.S. Recommended kit is TF-100 (with XL option)?


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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    The TF-100 is just a larger version of the K-2006. The XL option doubles the amount of reagents for the Chlorine test. It also increases the order price enough that the order now qualifies for free US shipping.
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    Quote Originally Posted by tlevy View Post
    So in Canada it is the K-2006 and in U.S. Recommended kit is TF-100 (with XL option)?


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    Yes. Both use Taylor reagents

    As to the Taylor K2006, there are different versions with different bottle sizes of reagents. That is why south of the border you may see prices as low as in the high $40's. That one would have tiny bottles of reagents. The K2006C has the largest bottles.
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    Found a company that sells the K-2006 with the small bottles (??) for 135$ cdn - what is that - 250$ USD?? Haha.


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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    Quote Originally Posted by tlevy View Post
    Found a company that sells the K-2006 with the small bottles (??) for 135$ cdn - what is that - 250$ USD?? Haha.


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    Yup, the company that has the exclusive on Taylor reagents shipped north of the border is very proud of their stuff and price it accordingly.
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    Seems a little steep considering same kit in U.S. is about 70 CDN$... Pool kit rodeo up here!!


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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    I'm sure there are a few dollars in there for import duties, but it does seem excessive.
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    Re: Digital chemical metres

    Ya, especially because I am sure they order in bulk and therefore only pay import duties once per shipment!
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