Do You Store Liquid Bleach CLOROX 4 Water Purification & Disinfecting?

Do You Store Liquid Bleach CLOROX 4 Water Purification & Disinfecting?

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    Question Do You Store Liquid Bleach CLOROX 4 Water Purification & Disinfecting?

    Liquid Bleach AKA CLOROX will degrade fairly rapidly during storage. Eventually you will end up with Salt Water in your sealed bleach bottles.

    You are much better off storing powder form calcium hypochlorite

    It will store almost forever and you can mix it up as needed to disinfect or purify your drinking water.
    One pound will treat many thousands of Gallons and you can also mix up a standard strength Bleach solution as needed.

    Especially for folks living in flood prone areas where raw sewage etc can easily contaminate everything that it comes in contact with...you must have an easy method to disinfect everything.


    OK...let me do some Copy & Paste so that I do not have to type a whole bunch of info.

    Easier yet...you can find all of the information you need on this page about the degradation of regular liquid bleach and the calcium hypochlorite.

    http://www.mrtomstips.com/2012/07/ca...ification.html
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    I store both liquid and crystal! There are different reasons for having each.

    Just do not over treat, as it will give you the craps.
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    We do not store it but keep a few bottles on hand for laundry. Plenty enough for extended emergency use.
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    I tell myself I am storing it but in reality it gets used up bleaching out my button downs and gym socks. Does this mean your kicking me out of the Club?
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    Nice tid-bit of information! Thanks for posting this!!
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    Just as I rotate food stocks I rotate bleach and gasoline.

    I don't keep a lot on hand. Usually enough for a few months.

    I also have a Big Berkey Filter with extra cartridges.
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    I will filter, boil and filter again.. that will have to be good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caertaker View Post
    I tell myself I am storing it but in reality it gets used up bleaching out my button downs and gym socks. Does this mean your kicking me out of the Club?


    ^Only if later on^^^^^^

    you divulge to us you wear thong underwear, unless of course you are female, which I don't think you are.

    Thanks for the heads up QK.
    This is a very good idea having it in powder form.
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    We do not , we do store some water and have filters and ways to purify it though
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    I just looked at my Clorox bottles. They DO expire, and less than a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    I store both liquid and crystal! There are different reasons for having each.

    Just do not over treat, as it will give you the craps.
    That's because it kills all the bacteria in your digestive tract.
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    Thanks, cool web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It will store almost forever and you can mix it up as needed to disinfect or purify your drinking water.
    One pound will treat many thousands of Gallons and you can also mix up a standard strength Bleach solution as needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    Just do not over treat, as it will give you the craps.
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    That's because it kills all the bacteria in your digestive tract.
    Is there a simple way to filter out the impurities that have been added via the chlorination, once treated?
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