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JRouche
08-26-2017, 02:37 AM
I use it to clean my beer brewing hobby. Before I go in with water.

My spray bottles get crispy and break very fast. And I am buying "good ones".

Any help would be nice. Next week, plastic spray bottles for acetone?? JR

Arcane
08-26-2017, 04:48 AM
I have on old (years) full jug of 6% bleach solution. It's made from HDPE and (thankfully) it's still pliable. Perhaps a HDPE spray bottle might last longer for you?

JRouche
08-26-2017, 03:42 PM
I have on old (years) full jug of 6% bleach solution. It's made from HDPE and (thankfully) it's still pliable. Perhaps a HDPE spray bottle might last longer for you?


Thank you Sir. Ill try it out. JR

adatesman
08-26-2017, 05:13 PM
Switch to Star-San. Works better than chlorine, doesn't kill squirt bottles, and no rinse needed (it's phosphoric acid based and even without a rinse stays below taste threshold in beer)

http://www.northernbrewer.com/star-san

old mart
08-26-2017, 05:22 PM
Polypropylene is not affected by any acids or alkali's that I know of, the bottles from laboratory suppliers are usually made of this. When I was in electroplating back in the 60's, we had a gallon of hydrofluoric acid in one.

MikeHenry
08-26-2017, 06:38 PM
You can also get Teflon (PTFE) spray bottles that should be pretty impervious to chlorine, but they rend to be expensive.

JRouche
08-27-2017, 01:25 AM
Switch to Star-San. Works better than chlorine, doesn't kill squirt bottles, and no rinse needed (it's phosphoric acid based and even without a rinse stays below taste threshold in beer)

http://www.northernbrewer.com/star-san

I use that for the final wash.

Im talking about bleach in a spray bottle. haven't found one yet>
Arcane has some good advice. all Im looking for. A Bleach proof spray bottle. Dont get over complicated.

JRouche
08-27-2017, 01:28 AM
You can also get Teflon (PTFE) spray bottles that should be pretty impervious to chlorine, but they rend to be expensive.


I dont think so but I do trust yer judgement. FYI. It is the pump that gets crispy and brittle. If that is plastic, and it is, it will degrade with the Sodium Hydroxide. JR

Ooops, Sodium Chloride. Cn you tell I am a Chemist?

lakeside53
08-27-2017, 01:47 AM
table salt? ;)

I think you mean sodium hypochlorite

kev74
08-27-2017, 08:16 AM
Amazon has one with viton seals that should hold up better. Search for "Chemical Guys AAC 130".

JRouche
08-27-2017, 03:30 PM
table salt? ;)

I think you mean sodium hypochlorite

Haa, got my salts wrong again :) Yes that one or Sodium chloride. JR

reggie_obe
08-27-2017, 03:49 PM
Flo-Master makes a pump sprayer specifically for bleach solutions. Might be a trifle big for your use: http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-5-Gal-Bleach-Sprayer-1415BC/203585588

MattiJ
08-27-2017, 04:36 PM
"Acetone-rated" pump bottles usually have Viton seals and it should be good for sodium hypoclorite.
Mesto is one of the better brands if you have it available on that side of pond.

JRouche
08-27-2017, 04:38 PM
Flo-Master makes a pump sprayer specifically for bleach solutions. Might be a trifle big for your use: http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-5-Gal-Bleach-Sprayer-1415BC/203585588

Thanks!! That just might be the ticket... JR

JRouche
08-27-2017, 04:38 PM
"Acetone-rated" pump bottles usually have Viton seals and it should be good for sodium hypoclorite.
Mesto is one of the better brands if you have it available on that side of pond.

Thanks, Ill look it up.. JR