TF-100 CYA Mixing bottle

scarob63

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May 8, 2012
36
South Florida
#1
My label on the mixing bottle got wet and the label has shifted. Now What? What are the measurements used in ml to perform test? We've had so much rain; pool has overfilled almost every day for past month.
 

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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SouthWest Alabama
#2
To fill the view tube all the way to the top requires 28 ml of liquid. So that's 14 ml of pool water and 14 ml of R-0013. I haven't used the mixing bottle in a couple of years. I use the regular vial and just measure equal portions of reagent and R-0013 and use the Speedstir to mix it.
 

harleysilo

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Mar 1, 2012
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North Georgia
#5
Bama Rambler said:
To fill the view tube all the way to the top requires 28 ml of liquid. So that's 14 ml of pool water and 14 ml of R-0013. I haven't used the mixing bottle in a couple of years. I use the regular vial and just measure equal portions of reagent and R-0013 and use the Speedstir to mix it.

I've been wondering about this. I mix in the bottle, shake it up, wait 30 secs. then shake again. If i wanted to use the speed stir, how many seconds would you mix it? Do you mix, wait 30 secs, mix again?
 

Patrick_B

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Jun 7, 2011
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Midland TX
#6
Speed stir it for 10 seconds, wait 25-30 seconds to read it. It does not need to be super precise. Stick with the set amount for sample size.
 

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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#7
I just mix it till it feels good and then pour it into the view tube. Never noticed a difference in the reading based on how long I mix it. The SpeedStir does such a good job of mixing it that you don't have a problem with it. It doesn't introduce any air into it either. I don't know that it would matter.