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Old 03-25-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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What is the easiest way to measure Iodaphor. 3/10 oz per 3 gallons of water might be a little hard for me to measure! Is there like an easier conversion like a tsp per gallon or something like that?

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Rule of thumb is 2 capfuls per 5 gals

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What is the easiest way to measure Iodaphor. 3/10 oz per 3 gallons of water might be a little hard for me to measure! Is there like an easier conversion like a tsp per gallon or something like that?
1/2oz / 3 tsp to 5gal = 12.5 ppm
1oz / 6 tsp to 5gal = 25 ppm
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I use oral syringes, available at any pharmacy.

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go to your local pharmacy and get a medicine dropper. You can then measure out 3ml for 1 gallon. Usually the big chain pharmacy have these set out for free.

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I use a 1.25ml spoon measure for each 1 litre of water.

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I use the small bottle of idophor. Not sure if the cap on the large one is same size or not. Anyway, I measured 2 capfuls into a 25ml beaker, and it filled to exactly the 15ml mark. So two capfuls is exactly right for no-rinse when adding into 5 gallons. It's just that simple!

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I use the small bottle of idophor. Not sure if the cap on the large one is same size or not. Anyway, I measured 2 capfuls into a 25ml beaker, and it filled to exactly the 15ml mark. So two capfuls is exactly right for no-rinse when adding into 5 gallons. It's just that simple!
5 gallon sounds like a lot to me.
You only need to rinse stuff in it. To clean a carboy a quart or two should do.
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I usually do 1/2 a carboy full, then upside-down it into a bucket, then I soak various items in the bucket - a tall thin bucket would be nice for those longer items like the auto-siphon. The larger diam bucket is good for coiling tubing into. Now I'm using a spray bottle with fresh mixed iodophor/water solution on a lot of stuff - that sure is handy.

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From one of my (too) many other hobbies, I get 1 oz measuring cups from a hobby shop. Graduations in 1/8 oz, drams!, 5cc, 1/2 tsp increments. A little math and your set. I use 1/8 oz per 5 qts for my small batches.

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