Is bleach really cheaper, maybe when it was a $1/gallon

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Is bleach really cheaper, maybe when it was a $1/gallon

Postby cyberbryan » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 18:39

hi guys need some opinions :lol:

calculations according to Chemgeek

"However, you can't really say that Trichlor is 44.5% chlorine. One pound of Trichlor produces the same Free Chlorine (FC) level as 14.644 ounces weight of chlorine gas so is said to have 91.5% available chlorine. One pound (16 ounces weight) of Trichlor will raise the FC by the same amount as 26.4 ounces weight of Dichlor, 22.7 ounces weight of 65% Cal-Hypo, 14.0 cups of 12.5% chlorinating liquid, or 28.4 cups of 6% bleach. "

the above being said:

according to my calculations

Walmart bleach is $3.03 per equivalent available chlorine
28.4 cups * 8oz/cup *1.125 convert volume to weight = 256 oz/16 = 16# of bleach to get 14.644 oz of available chlorine. 96oz volume jug weighs about 108oz. 256/108 = 2.37 jugs * 1.28 = $3.03

while trichlor is $2.22 per pound of chlorine
36# pail = $80.00 80/36 = $2.22

Sound right?

Where can 6% bleach be bought cheaply these days?


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question answered

Postby cyberbryan » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 18:46

sorry guys redundant questions found past link by chemgeek that answered the question

to bad bleach has gone up 50%
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Postby Backglass » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 18:53

In my area, Walmart sells 6% bleach for $2.49 (174oz). That's $1.83 a gallon, so yeah...it's cheaper. :lol:
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whoa nelly

Postby cyberbryan » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 19:00

backglass that is actually more expensive

the 3 qt jug is = $1.70/gallon while the larger container you speak of is 1.83

walmart actually sells the larger container at a higher price per volume
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Re: whoa nelly

Postby Backglass » Mon 06 Aug, 2007 19:15

cyberbryan wrote:backglass that is actually more expensive

the 3 qt jug is = $1.70/gallon while the larger container you speak of is 1.83

walmart actually sells the larger container at a higher price per volume


Yeah? Cool! But that's twice as many jugs to carry & recycle.

But still...13 cents...decisions decisions.... :lol:
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did i read it right

Postby grannyof2 » Tue 07 Aug, 2007 21:01

did i read that you can use store bleach like clorox in a pool instead of the powder kind or am i reading this wrong from being wiped out
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Re: did i read it right

Postby Backglass » Tue 07 Aug, 2007 21:24

grannyof2 wrote:did i read that you can use store bleach like clorox in a pool instead of the powder kind or am i reading this wrong from being wiped out


You read correctly granny. Pool chlorine and bleach are both chlorine. The same stuff!

It is however not as strong as pool store liquid chlorine, so it takes a bit more....but at the same time it is MUCH cheaper. Bleach also has no CYA (stabilizer) which is a good thing if you already have enough or too much.
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kenric

Postby kenric » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 21:19

Do Home Depots or Lowes or Hardware stores in your areas carry liquid chlorine or is that just in AZ?

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