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    Reagent Question

    Is the yellow capped OTO from Wallyworld the same thing as the yellow capped Taylor Reagent #3?
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    Re: Reagent Question

    I remember looking at them both an if I remember correctly they're not the same. I believe Arch makes the Wally-World one.
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    Re: Reagent Question

    Thanks Bama...but darnit!
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    Re: Reagent Question

    I know, right? It'd be way too simple if they were. Of course then WM would stop carrying them!
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    Re: Reagent Question

    So what your saying is that it is made by Arch, which is correct, but I can't use it for my CC test like I do the Taylor #3?
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    Re: Reagent Question

    Nope, you can't.
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    Re: Reagent Question

    In Taylor numbers, DPD #3 is R-0003, while the OTO reagent is {EDIT}R-0600{/EDIT}. They are completely different products, both with a yellow cap.

    Last season, WalMart was carrying a kit made by HTH, which actually contains reagents made by Taylor. But they use cheaper versions of the reagents, not the exact same ones used in the TFTestKits kits, or the Taylor branded kits. WalMart does change suppliers now and then. They are very price sensitive and look for the best deal they can get. I haven't checked who they are using this year. The kit they carried before the HTH kit contained reagents made by someone else.
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    Re: Reagent Question

    Thanks Bama,FPM and Jason....off to the pool store I go! But that's ALL I am getting is reagent....
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    Re: Reagent Question

    Quote Originally Posted by skydiva44
    Thanks Bama,FPM and Jason....off to the pool store I go! But that's ALL I am getting is reagent....
    Just walk in there and tell them what you need. That is how I do it and they never try to sell me anything. I think the reason being is it seems I know what I need so they dont bother.
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    Re: Reagent Question

    Hate to contradict Jason, but R-0014 is the PH reagent...R-0600 would be the Orthotolodine (Yellow cap) reagent in the k1000 used to test TC.
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    Re: Reagent Question

    Sigh, I need a vacation. Yes, R-0600. Still not R-0003 though.
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