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Irlizard

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:p When Im rinsing all the stuff I use for my testing should I be rinsing in distilled water? Sink water? (Chlorine level is pretty high in our city water) or a bucket of pool water? I def notice chemical color changes when I rinse stuff off in sink water so I have been drying well befor using.
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oldguy70

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I sit at the kitchen table to test, rinse at the sink, and I even wipe tube clean and dry afterwards, just me....I have also sat outside, rinsed in pool water, just move to next test and find No difference.
 
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Irlizard

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Newberry, FL
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Yea, I did that too, sat at kit table (good natural light) and rinsed in sink and dried off. It just surprises how my tap water tests so high in chlorine:confused:
 

spinPHD

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I was actually going to post similar question, so call me crazy too. For me, I dump out in yard and rinse out with hose then splash it around in pool for a couple seconds to get rid of the tap water and move on to next test.

I tend to do so outside because I get a fresh pool sample for each test. I have thought to just fill up my Leslie pool squirt bottle with pool water and use that for my tests, but I read some post on here that the ph and chlorine tests should be done as quickly as possible once the water is out of the pool. Not sure if I'm being OCD or not
 

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I have thought to just fill up my Leslie pool squirt bottle with pool water and use that for my tests, but I read some post on here that the ph and chlorine tests should be done as quickly as possible once the water is out of the pool. Not sure if I'm being OCD or not
That's the best plan. Take that squirt bottle inside and sit at the kitchen table. You have many minutes to perform the test accurately but you do not have many hours.

How much chlorine are finding in your tap. Irlizard?
 
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Irlizard

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Well Dave from the looks of it.....a dehydrated person peed in my test tube...Bwaahahaha 4 ppm. Very yellow (tried to upload pic but the 3 I have used up my resources so no pic:eek:
 

Patrick_B

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It's always a good idea to rinse with Distilled water once you are done. Or, bottled drinking RO water if you have one of those installed at your sink. Any higher purity rinse will help keep your glassware nicer.
 
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Irlizard

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That's the best plan. Take that squirt bottle inside and sit at the kitchen table. You have many minutes to perform the test accurately but you do not have many hours.

How much chlorine are finding in your tap. Irlizard?
I just did the FC test from the TF-100 kit I got and its only 1 ppm....the first time I automatically used the little red/yellow vials, the OT chlorine test and I really have a hard time gauging color shade (obviously from my eyeballing 3ppm) Now that I have a test that will give me a definitive number I cant imagine ever using the OT test again...its the same kit I got from Walmart for chlorine and pH testing. Why is it included in the TF-100 kit?
thanks for your time and help, Im having a blast with this.
 

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Why is it included in the TF-100 kit?
It is the only test in the kit for pH. Secondly, the OTO test is a good quick test to check "ballpark" numbers.....it's quicker than FAS/DPD

FAS?DPD is the cadillac, though, and it is all some folks ever use.
 

JamesW

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I just did the FC test from the TF-100 kit I got and its only 1 ppm....the first time I automatically used the little red/yellow vials, the OT chlorine test and I really have a hard time gauging color shade (obviously from my eyeballing 3ppm)
OT tests total chlorine, which is fc + cc. Most chlorine in tap water is combined chlorine.

Try testing fc and cc using fasdpd on tap water.
 
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Irlizard

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It is the only test in the kit for pH. Secondly, the OTO test is a good quick test to check "ballpark" numbers.....it's quicker than FAS/DPD

FAS?DPD is the cadillac, though, and it is all some folks ever use.
Thats all I use the OT for is pH. For chlorine you have a convert here : ) Since Ive been trying to get rid of the bottom crud by slamming and testing lots and LOTS while im working doubles and on call I can now preform the FAS/DPD at any hour of the day or night and in my sleep quickly and accurately; Im all about efficacy : )
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