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    OK to refridgerate test kit?

    I just bought a Taylor K-2006. The box says to keep in a cool, dry place.

    I don't always run the air conditioning in my house, so the temp can fluctuate.

    How about keeping the kit in the fridge? Will that work? Or, is it too cold?
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    That's where I keep mine (refrigerator in my garage). It doesn't get much cooler or drier than that! (except the freezer, and uhhh...nah...)
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    The kit manual says to store in temps from 36 to 85 F.

    How cold does the typical fridge get?
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    40-45 I believe.
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    Hey, folks,

    I would not put the kit in the refridgerator. I see no advantage but I do see a disadvantage.

    When you pull that 40 degree kit out to do some work, you are begging for condensation to occur.

    I believe it would make more sense to keep it at room temperature and use it at room temperature.
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    Dave,

    That's what I was wondering. But, if the temp in my house fluctuates, how big a problem is that?
    -Xebec
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    No problem in the house even if the temp fluctuates. If you are comfortable so is your test kit.

    Refrigeration is not a good idea...one of the reagents, CYA I believe, tends to coagulate when cold.
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    Re: OK to refridgerate test kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaman95
    No problem in the house even if the temp fluctuates. If you are comfortable so is your test kit.

    Refrigeration is not a good idea...one of the reagents, CYA I believe, tends to coagulate when cold.
    Interesting - I've got a pint bottle of CYA reagent (bought way too much last year) in my refrigerator, and it's not coagulated a bit. In fact, none of my reagents seem to have been affected by being in the 'fridge for over a year now. My FAS-DPD powder is still white and dry and fine. Perhaps I'm just lucky - now if my luck would only extend to picking Powerball numbers...
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
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    Intex 8110 SWCG
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