Test Droplet Size

revitup

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Nov 30, 2019
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Pawleys Island, SC
Are the tips on the Taylor reagent bottles calibrated to produce a particular droplet size, depending on the reagent? Can the tips be swapped from one to the other without affecting test results?
 

revitup

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Nov 30, 2019
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Pawleys Island, SC
I'm referring specifically to the Taylor bottles (2006C kit) but I imagine the question could apply to any other brand that depends on a consistent drop size for consistent results.
I'm considering swapping tips because I have observed that certain Taylor reagent bottles seem to produce a different drop size (to my 'calibrated eye'). Test technique is consistent from one to the other, wiping the tips with a damp cloth to clean and eliminate any static charge and slowly and consistently allowing the drops to form. I would attempt to standardize the drop size by using a known 'good' tip if the different drop size is indeed unintentional.
 

duraleigh

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tips are universal in the Taylor kits. Wiping the tip down because of static is ONLY applicable to the R-0009.....nothing else.

If you use good technique of holding the dropper bottle vertically and allowing the drop to "fall" off the tip, your drops will all be uniform