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Subject: Re: [Leica] Maintaining solution temps--OT
From: S Dimitrov <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 21:07:45 -0800
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What's your agitation technique? 
 Slobodan Dimitrov

W Larsen wrote:
> Well, I use a bucket.  I mix all of my chemicals in advance
> for (developer is usually D76).  I mix everything in used
> water bottles (e.g. arrowhead or whatever)  I put all of the
> bottles into a cheap plastic bucket, then add either hot or
> cold water depending upon the current environmetnal
> conditions.  For a thermometer, I use one of the relatively
> cheap instant read cooking thermometers (they have been spot
> on with my real thermometers).  I adjust all of the bottle
> in the bucket to what temp I want to process.  It seems to
> work well.  If you have been away for years, be aware that
> the tabular grain films (t-max etc) require different
> agitation than what you were used to.  Just adjust the wash
> to about what you are processing...this is where the instant
> read themometer shines!!!
> Regards, Will Larsen
>  Julian writes:
> > I hope this is not too OT for the list.  I am about to
> return to home
> > development of B/W film after a hiatus of 40 years.  I
> somehow feel
> > threatened by the challenge of maintaining developer,
> stop, water, fix, and
> > wash at same temperatures.  Would some of you with
> experience please share
> > how you do this in the absence of any fancy equipment?
> All at room temp
> > sounds easy, but how about doing it at 75 degrees F?
> >
> > If too OT, I respectfully withdraw the question.
> >
> > Thanks..........Julian
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