actually, I think now I will try to do it the way that is in that link you gave me, with the high sconcentration solutions.
but I just cant figure out why I am getting some type of brown percipitate forming, could it be because I am not using a high enough concentration of something? or not getting it hot enough?
when I filter out the percipitate, I get (what looks like to me) a highly concentrated bleach solution, it smells like bleach and looks like bleach, just darker, and when I try to make more potassium chlorate using the same method with the "new" concentrated bleach, the same thing happens.
maybe I should incest in a good electronic hydrometer, not rely on the leaky, possibly broken, old battery hydrometer I had.