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Disinfecting water with Chlorox -- dating scheme IMPORTANT - for preppers et al.

 
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Disinfecting water with Chlorox -- dating scheme IMPORTANT - for preppers et al.
Was reading about how to use Chlorox to disinfect water and found out that chlorine bleach loses its effectiveness after 4 months. Per the Clorox website. Guess I should have taken chemistry in school. Now all the chlorox I have stored up is essentially useless for disinfecting as much of it is over a year old.

Just and fyi for any preppers:


[link to www.clorox.com (secure)]

The best way to identify the age of a bottle is to use the production code stamped on the neck of the bottle, which typically looks like this:

A8116010

5813-CA3

The top line provides the information on when it was produced, which would be A8-1-160-10 (if you added dashes). You only need the first 6 digits and you read it from left to right as follows:

Plant NumberóLast digit of year madeóDay of the year made

A8 1 160

The bleach in this example was made in 2011 on June 9th, the 160th day of the year. If any readers have other questions, or a specific production code you are wondering about, please let me know!...


[link to www.clorox.com (secure)]




Amount of Clear Water Amount of Clorox® Regular-Bleach Amount of New Concentrated Clorox® Regular-Bleach
1 quart 2 drops 2 drops
1 gallon 8 drops 6 drops
2 gallons 16 drops 12 drops, or 1/8 teaspoon
5 gallons 40 drops 30 drops

Here are some other important things to remember.


ONLY use Clorox® Regular-Bleach or new Concentrated® Clorox Regular-Bleach. DO NOT use the Scented bleaches, High Efficiency bleach Splash-Less bleach, Ultimate Care bleach, or the Bleach Pen.

Use bleach that was purchased in the last 4 months.

[link to chemistry.about.com]
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10/09/2014 03:23 PM
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Re: Disinfecting water with Chlorox -- dating scheme IMPORTANT - for preppers et al.
it says if the bleach is about a year old, you double the amount of bleach to achieve the same effect. so maybe after 6-8 months increase bleach to
1.5 times. the bleach doesnt deteriorate into nothing after 4 months. it just starts to break down into ions in the water. So just know that after 4 months you just have to add more, dont go ape shit, keep it in proportion to how far past 4 months it is.
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10/09/2014 04:12 PM
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Fer god's sake. Make your own when you need it. Granules have a hell of a shelf life.
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10/09/2014 09:38 PM
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Fer god's sake. Make your own when you need it. Granules have a hell of a shelf life.
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As in granules do you mean chlorine? That is dangerous.
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10/09/2014 09:46 PM
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Off topic. It also sounds gross, but it's not. In a true emergency, you can always get at least a gallon of potable water out of your toilet tank. Assuming you don't use those bleach tabs or blue water bleach tabs. Also your hot water tank.

Last Edited by deanoZXT on 10/09/2014 09:48 PM
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10/09/2014 09:58 PM
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So if the bleach is a year old...DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF DROPS YOU PUT IN.

But who the hell lets their bleach go a year?

Use the last bottle you bought, it'll do fine.

Also, there is a smell/taste test...Your water should have just the faintest hint of bleach taste/smell. If it doesn't, add a few more drops. Then let in sit for 30 minutes & smell it again.
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Off topic. It also sounds gross, but it's not.
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depends how you collect the water!
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Off topic. It also sounds gross, but it's not.
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depends how you collect the water!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63817127


You quoted part of my previous post, like you don't know the difference between the toilet tank and the toilet bowl.
laugh
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Chlorox does NOT lose its effectivness
after one year.
No way.
They just want you to buy more.
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10/09/2014 11:43 PM
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Chlorox does NOT lose its effectivness
after one year.
No way.
They just want you to buy more.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63807141


I don't remember it exactly from chemistry in high school but...
More or less, bleach slowly breaks down into saltwater. Chemist will tell you that bleach is fully effective 12 months after manufacturing date. After that just double masure everything. But after 24 months, buy new. But I'm just a guy on internet.
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Fer god's sake. Make your own when you need it. Granules have a hell of a shelf life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 54691796


As in granules do you mean chlorine? That is dangerous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61963193


SURRRRRE it is.

Tell that to the folks at the water treatment plant or to the pool companies, or the craploads of industries that make our foods.
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10/10/2014 03:53 AM
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i keep thinking bleach tablets is the simplest way to go.. i imagine it would last longer and it's easier to buy in bulk than gallons of liquid.


is there any reason to choose liquid over tablets?
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See my ebola thread


Calcium Hypochlorite Pool Shock which confrms to the Drinking Water Inspectorate.


Powdered so will last for years...

Thread: EBOLA: What you need to do NOW.
Water purification: CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE
--Get granular Ca(HCl)2 so it dissolves quickly.
--This is more stable than bleach (e.g. clorox), so it will last longer in storage.
--Also Ca(CLO)2 has more available Chlorine than NaClO (bleach). A 1-pound pag of calcium hypochlorite in granular form will treat up to 10,000 gallons of drinking water.
--Also, bleach has a tendency to produce BROMATE in drinking water, so you'd need low-bromate NaClO if you were going for the bleach option for drinking water.
see [link to survivaltopics.com]





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