A curiosity

Kellyp

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I have never used the block comparator for chlorine, only ph. I decided to see just how dark 8 ppm might show on the block and was surprised by my result.

Tested with 1 scoop of powder in 10ml, chlorine 8 as anticipated then immediately with R-0003 , zero. Expiration on the R-0003 shown below. I guess my question is, can the reagent go bad though it's two years to expiration, and if it goes bad is this what happens?
 

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Newdude

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The block uses its own reagent. (Check the instructions). Fill the block to the top, add 5 drops like the PH test and shake to see your level of yellow.

it’s very inaccurate per Taylor’s own say so, but will tell you have ‘about’ that much chlorine in the water. It’s handy for spot checks at times when you are comfortable with the true # and just want a quick backup test.
 

Kellyp

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Hey New, yeah, that's the block reagent I showed, ran both test to compare. Wanted to see what 8 ppm chlorine would look like in the block, as you can see, it looked like zero.

Been testing 4 seasons and never bothered with the block for chlorine.
 
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Kellyp

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I used R-0003, that is what came In the Taylor K-1000 test kit from tftestkits, so you're saying they sent the wrong reagent? That would explain my odd result I guess!

To be perfectly clear, I ran both chlorine tests, did the powder test (R-0870, R-0871) first as usual. Then did the comparator block and reagent shown in photo.
 

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Kellyp

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Lid instructions say R-0600, but I guess I never thought about it since I never used anything but the PH side. When I got curious about the test the other day, I just grabbed the bottle that wasn't the PH reagent! Oh well, I like doing the powder test anyway, I want to KNOW what my chlorine is!

Thanks for following me down the rabbit hole!
 
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