Disposing of Bleach Water

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On 24 Jan 2005 10:23:02 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net wrote:

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Leave it to evaporate in a bucket outside, and then throw the solid part in the trash. It will be neutralized by that point.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

??? :(
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

??? :(
=========== That was my reactions - well intended advice, but who wants to wait for a gallon of water to evaporate? Will it ever evaporate with snow or rain refilling the container? If it does eventually evaportate, then the sodium hypochlorite crystals left behind will be somewhat uniformly distributed on the sides and bottom of the container. How do we get rid of these bleach crystals? Add water to the container to rinse them off. We're back were we started.
Gideon
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You don't have to wait for it to evaporate. Heat and sun will break down the chlorine and you dump the water. Mix a dilute solution of bleach and water. Leave it sit in an open container and come back in a week. See how much it smell like bleach.
Ever wonder why they always add chlorine to swimming pools on a regular basis? Were does it go?
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Its absorbed in the disposable diapers of all those little kiddies pissin in the pool. Bubba
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snipped-for-privacy@iname.com says...

LOL
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Bleach turns to common table salt.
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Yes, and corpses turn to ashes. But just as the mafia doesn't dump a body in the back yard and expect to see nothing but ashes blowing away in the wind the next morning, most of us don't expecting to put out a few gallons of bleach solution tonight and have all of the water evaporated and all of the bleach de-activated by morning. Don't believe everything that the manufacturers of Clorox and Tylex tell you on their container labels.
The water takes a very long time to evaporate and the bleach is not all deactivated when the water finally does evaporate. Sodium hypochlorite is unstable, but nowhere near the extent that you assume.
I'd suggest using Google with search terms such as: reactivate "sodium hypochlorite" OR bleach
I'd also suggest talking with a few carpet experts, including carpet cleaning specialists. There are many naive carpet owners who believe that the bit of bleach that they dripped on their carpet will quickly and completely "turn to common table salt." Often over the course of months they discover that the once slightly bleached dots on their carpet are turning lighter and lighter. Why? Because the bleach is continually "reactivated" by water tracked onto the carpet or even by ambient moisture.
Other homeowners spray outdoor items with one of the common bleach- based cleaners and carefully follow the manufacturers advice to avoid tracking the liquid into the house. But a few days later, when dew or light rain is on the ground, they track the reactivated bleach through the house, with disasterous results to their carpets.
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Considering this thread started about 2 months ago, the water should be evaporated by now. And anyoine as afraid of a little bleach water as the OP, really should move to another part of the world where people still live in caves and launder their woven straw clothing in the nearest mudhole where the pet wild boars drink and shit.
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On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 06:14:21 GMT, "Gideon" < snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com> wrote:

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