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    Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    I have just developed 2 sheets of 4x5 using Xtol which I use Replenished.

    I have done something daft and was wondering if I may have now killed the Developer...

    1. I developed the film and then poured the developer into a Graduate
    2. I used my normal Stop Bath (Ilford's) and then poured that back into it's own bottle through a plastic funnel
    3. About 5 minutes later I poured the developer from the graduate back into it's own bottle but I used the same funnel without cleaning the funnel


    Could I have now killed the developer by using the same funnel ?

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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Probably not because the amount of stop bath left on the funnel after 5 minutes would be minimal compared to the volume of developer. Only way to find out is to process a test sheet but I doubt there will be any difference to normal.

    If it had been fixer the answer would be quite different.

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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Probably not because the amount of stop bath left on the funnel after 5 minutes would be minimal compared to the volume of developer. Only way to find out is to process a test sheet but I doubt there will be any difference to normal.

    If it had been fixer the answer would be quite different.

    Ian
    Thanks Ian. BTW looks like your inbox is full

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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Only way to find out is to process a test sheet
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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    Thanks Ian. BTW looks like your inbox is full
    Not any longer

    Thinking about it while sat in the darkroom I realised the Sodium Metaborate buffering in the Xtol should easily cope with the slight trace of acidity from any residual Citrate from the stop-bath left on the funnel.

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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Not any longer

    Thinking about it while sat in the darkroom I realised the Sodium Metaborate buffering in the Xtol should easily cope with the slight trace of acidity from any residual Citrate from the stop-bath left on the funnel.

    Ian
    I will let you know tomorrow, just exposed a test sheet, will develop it in the morning

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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Thanks Ian, all appeared to be ok :-)


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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    Thanks Ian, all appeared to be ok :-)

    You'll have learnt a useful lesson,I doubt you'll make the same mistake again

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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    IanG and friends, there is a huge difference between learning a useful lesson, and remembering it later when some grey hairs have appeared in one's toupee. I am proof of that statement....
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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Collins View Post
    IanG and friends, there is a huge difference between learning a useful lesson, and remembering it later when some grey hairs have appeared in one's toupee. I am proof of that statement....
    Why? Did your Mom and Dad forget something, way back when?

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