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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Never heard of a dipper causing swirling problems. I use Lund tanks (8x10, 12x14, 16x20). The real reason to want the stainless steel hangers is there is less mess when removing large plates (8x10 and bigger) from the tank. The rods allow you to get a hand under the plate and virtually no silver nitrate is wasted. I have a dipper for my 8x10 tank that I use when teaching and it drips a lot when taking 8x10 plates from the tank. It is fine for smaller plates.

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    My in hand SS rod is 304, I just checked

    It will have to do

    I will bend up at least 2 dippers, as usually the first go is never perfect

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    If that's the case, it suggests they're using the wrong grade of stainless - anything photo process related should be a minimum of 304, ideally 316 - and any welds should be to the same standards.
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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    My in hand SS rod is 304, I just checked

    It will have to do

    I will bend up at least 2 dippers, as usually the first go is never perfect
    Unless you're potentially dealing with lots of chloride salts, 304 is probably fine.

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    Re: WET PLATE SILVER BOX IDEAL ID dim

    Quote Originally Posted by cuypers1807 View Post
    Never heard of a dipper causing swirling problems. I use Lund tanks (8x10, 12x14, 16x20). The real reason to want the stainless steel hangers is there is less mess when removing large plates (8x10 and bigger) from the tank. The rods allow you to get a hand under the plate and virtually no silver nitrate is wasted. I have a dipper for my 8x10 tank that I use when teaching and it drips a lot when taking 8x10 plates from the tank. It is fine for smaller plates.

    When I pull the plate up, just before I lift it clear I rest the bottom of the rods against the top inner edge of the tank above the solution and lightly bang it against the side a couple of times. This lets some extra drips come off and wick back into the tank.


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