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    Re: Single Travel

    What, nobody carries a "space" survival blanket?
  2. Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    We need to see pictures.
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    I have a Beseler H 4X5 and what I did was hunt down the series 6 adapter rings that'd fit each of my lenses and epoxy a series 7 to 6 step down ring to the Ilford filter holder.200111200112200113
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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Odd as it sounds, try denture cleaning tablets.
  5. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Okay, my point is that if it screws up light meters-what does it do to digital sensors in cameras?
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    Re: Trip to Huntsville AL

    Corran, you might want to go thru Scottsboro and check out the Unclaimed Baggage Center.
  7. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    And this is why I mail my film ahead when I go to Las Vegas.... I've had TSA swear that their X-ray machines don't fog film and refuse to hand inspect film.

    How does this new machine foul up light...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    What, no Petersen's roll film washer?
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    Re: Problem with Beseler Universal VC head

    Drew-

    A thought-would plugging the head into a UPS like is used with computers help?
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Hey Dan-

    I found the theme music for your darkroom build-The Isley Brothers-"Take Me To The Next Phase"
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    Drew, I think Gordon Hutchings might of had the best idea-build it out of plywood and haul it over to Rhino Liner (spray on truck bed liner) and have them spray it. He said the only thing he'd found...
  12. Re: Curious about creation of a custom filter adapter, what it would take

    I think Peter had the right idea-call SK Grimes.
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    Re: Availability of ABS pipe

    Okay.... I just checked Ebay...one guy has 2' lengths of 4" ABS for $20-but free shipping. Another guy has a 10' length for $56 plus $5 shipping ( some kind of promotional shipping deal). Several...
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    Re: Sources for Stainless Trays?

    Which is why the local store can't sell the stainless steel fridges-the housewives don't want them because you can't leave messages and pictures on them
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    I think Luis is right. Plan on 60 amps of service for the darkroom.
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    Okay, the smallest AC/heat unit Home Depot has is a 7500 BTU cooling-3850 BTU/hour heating unit. They claim it will cool 320 square feet. It's 110 volt. $469
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    Dawg.... Home Depot sells heat/AC window type units. I bought one when I was planning to build my darkroom inside a semi trailer I owned. Gave up on that idea! The unit I bought will heat/cool a...
  18. Re: Beseler CB7 undid wrong screw advice sought

    There is a tension spring in the crossbar-you let it release when you took the screw out.
  19. Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1-1/2" Post Adapter (Model 800 adapter) - Request For Commen

    Roughly how much did the machine shop charge you for this?
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    Re: Tripod - Check Luggage?

    Okay, if you're using a larger tripod (Bogen 3040 or "Chicago" Majestic) this works quite well. This is a surplus container from Desert Storm as near as I can tell. It was meant for some type of...
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    Re: Tripod - Check Luggage?

    The other thing I've done before I got my current tripod case was to buy a tripod bag from B&H and use a heavy cardboard "Sonotube" for making concrete pillars as a liner. You can break a Sonotube,...
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    Re: Tripod - Check Luggage?

    Okay,...figure out what diameter PVC sewer pipe will hold it. If 4" will work, buy a length of it and a glue on end cap and a rubber "Fernco" cap that's held in place with a hose clamp. You have a...
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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    I'm with ic-racer-I use a clear 30 gallon trash bag. Box of 30 for $2.79 at a discount store.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Les, I just don't want to drill more holes in it. Already had to make 2 for the fresh water feed and the drain line, plus a much smaller one for the phone line. Besides, most of the FM around here is...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Les, that workshop is effectively a Faraday cage---no RF signals in-no signals out. Less work to run a phone line over to it. Look up Faraday Cage on Wikipepia.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Duolab123.....I live on Sand Mountain in NE Alabama...which is often referred to as "Meth Mountain". My cell phone is in a holster on my hip.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Okay, some of the finishing work on the darkroom-

    After having meth heads running from the cops plow thru my yard back in Feb, I figured out that once I'm in the darkroom, I have no cell signal....
  28. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Now how about that Faraday Cage...[/QUOTE]

    Randy has a point. I've had to run a phone line over to my darkroom because a cell phone will not work inside. If something was to happen before I got...
  29. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Dan...a thought-

    Have you considered mobile offices or surplus portable classrooms? I've seen several mobile offices on Craigslist about 24' by 32' for like $1200-1500 with working Heat/AC units.
  30. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Dan...Tennessee has no state income tax. That's a plus right there. I checked Craigslist and there are several container sellers in Nashville and Chattanooga. There's also one in Newnan GA that has a...
  31. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Dan..go to Las Vegas Craigslist and go to "Business" and search for shipping container, There are at least 2 outfits that will customize containers for you. One has ads reading "Call Joe!" and the...
  32. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Dan, I considered a container, but the fact that the surplus workshop I bought was prewired, had a A/C heater unit, and was insulated is the reason I bought it. Those things saved me all kinds of...
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    Re: Durst Lafan Voltage

    Yup...according to my "Pocket Ref" book.., that's a Europlug-and Europe uses 220V 50Hz
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Dan, a cheap old style "Bonnet" hair dryer works just fine. I'm betting that's what you used when you built the film dryer when you were a teenager. I'm using one for my current film dryer. I filter...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Hey Dan...an off the wall idea for you. Shops that make T-shirts with thermal lettering use a heated press much like a dry mounting press. They come in sizes up to 16 by 20. Maybe look for a used one...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Good...I was afraid we'd hear months down the line that it'd shorted or something and killed you !
  37. Re: Gear that comes from non-photography sources

    I've been wanting some gallon(AKA 4 liter) glass bottles for my photochemicals, but the cheapest I've found was $6 each for a box of six, plus $18 shipping. Saw a yard sale today and they had about...
  38. Re: Gear that comes from non-photography sources

    King size top sheets from Walmart for backgrounds for child photography. Just open the side seams on the top and they slide on the crossbar for the background stand.
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Jerry, the afterglow problem is why I used LED's in my darkroom. I've had fluorescent lights that had an afterglow that lasted 45 seconds! The LED's have an afterglow, but it's never been over 5...
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    Re: Stay out of Yosemite NP New Years!

    I kinda of think somebody should use a chainsaw on such vandals...

    They're busy proving my theory that stupid people are never infertile and just keep making more idiots.
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