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Old 09-03-2015, 05:40 AM
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I got a bottle of household bleach like chloral at the grocery store, it said "best if used by Dec 22, 15, I bought it on sept 2?

is this a new trend? goes bad in 4 months????
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It does loose potency
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Want a laugh? Look at the "Best by" date on table salt.
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Bleach is a reactive chemical so it is constantly breaking down and will become less affective over time.
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Originally Posted by Fishnmike View Post
Bleach is a reactive chemical so it is constantly breaking down and will become less affective over time.
this is correct and I believe the smell is the breakdowns occurring.
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Meh. Sure it breaks down. Does it mean you can't use it a couple years later? Nope. You may just need some more than normal.

Pretty soon lumber will have A best by date so you can't use it to build and the inspectors will look for it before passing.
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Actually a great thread !

I have NEW in the bottles of oil that has leaked seals intact !!!

So now all my bottles are in dish pans now ...

really sucks when you loose a very pricey jug of XD-100 !!! :-(
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
I got a bottle of household bleach like chloral at the grocery store, it said "best if used by Dec 22, 15, I bought it on sept 2?

is this a new trend? goes bad in 4 months????
It will be fine.

Just taste funny.
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
Actually a great thread !

I have NEW in the bottles of oil that has leaked seals intact !!!

So now all my bottles are in dish pans now ...

really sucks when you loose a very pricey jug of XD-100 !!! :-(
dont think that stuff doesnt have expiration dates too. 2 years and its bad
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Originally Posted by Fishnmike View Post
Bleach is a reactive chemical so it is constantly breaking down and will become less affective over time.
never thought about it before, are you saying even with the cap on tight it will breakdown?
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
never thought about it before, are you saying even with the cap on tight it will breakdown?
Plastic is not necessarily air tight.
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I've always noticed that if I leave a gallon of bleach in the sun it loses its potencey much faster.

So I make sure that it's stored in the shade and sure enough, it still has the "kick" it's supposed to.
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Bleach degrades. Salt can get caked-up and be hard to use. Rubbing alcohol though?

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