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    Re: CL81 alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    Add in film, chemicals and time to the 'cost' of (maybe) making a knockoff work and I don't see why one would bother.
    Simple, 4 sheets per holder. Which means less time developing, and slightly more economical chemical usage.

    Anyhow, it'll get one more try and if there's no success it'll be ditched.

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    Re: CL81 alternative

    I use it with hand inversion, also have 2 catlabs, and all is perfect.

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    Re: CL81 alternative

    So, some work with the dremel was required, the inner diameter of the end caps of the holder where they are pressed onto it's central core are only a fraction of a millimetre wider than the Jobo core. By removing the material down to the same level as the reel core I can now put 2 o-rings onto the jobo core and it snugly locks into the reel.

    I'll be giving this a go with some sheets this weekend.

    If it fails then the reel is going in the bin.

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    Re: CL81 alternative

    The modifications worked a treat. Although I still prefer by far the build quality of the CL81, I just picked up another multitank 5 which will get it's own CL81 - can't be bothered with having to faff about.

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