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Thread: How Anal am I Being?

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    How Anal am I Being?

    So I've got two kegs, each with about 1/3rd left.

    They're both Sofnolime 812. Expiration dates are May 2017 and October 2019.

    I'm about to drive down to Florida and would rather bring only one keg instead of a little bit of two.

    But I'm reluctant to combine the two.

    Am I being overly cautious?
    Last edited by oya; 8th December 2015 at 02:52.

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    I wouldn't worry about it. I once filled one scrubber with sorb from the bottom of one keg and the other from a fresh keg. I lived to tell the tale!

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    The only issue you might face is that it will make the effective use-by date of the whole lot May 2017.

    You're going on a dive trip, you say? With only 2/3 of a keg of lime? You'll be bringing home an empty container then, no problems at all.

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    What ever you do............never, ever put the 2019 into the 2017.

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    Being anal is a good thing.

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    Quote Originally Posted by DepthCharge  View Original Post
    What ever you do............never, ever put the 2019 into the 2017.
    Good point.

    Put the 2017 into the 2019 container, then it's all 2019 (says so on the tub, after all!)

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    Wow indate lime, that's novel, I'll have to give it a go!

    I see no issues, like you said, your going on a dive trip, even if its not used now I expect you'll be back in the water long before 2017

    Enjoy your trip

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    TOO DANGEROUS !!!!!!
    DONT USE IT !!!

    Send it to Belgium and we will dispose it for you if you are willing to pay shipping. We don't want you to take risk so we Wil take them for you.
    Don't even need to thank us, you're welcome !!!


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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    So I had a tub (somebody gave me) that was 2 yrs expired and I dumped it in a pail and ran my exhaust over it so it would neutralize then mixed it in my garden. Then I read on the topic and realized that the expiration dates are merely very conservative estimates and nothing happens in a closed container which would render the (otherwise immortal) sorb ineffective.

    For a deep dive fresh sorb is a pre-requisite. Don't take chances. For futzing around at a shore or quarry I load the expired stuff and dump it at the end of the day. There is no reason not to mix it and I often will mix the slightly expired with the very new and call it good for the season. Don't be complacent and if it didn't expire on your watch don't trust it (age matters far less than where it was stored and what was the temperature).

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    Re: How Anal am I Being?

    Easy solution is to dive more often!
    Situation like that will never come back.

    Enjoy your trip.

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