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    Rene P.
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    Four Liter Jugs ?

    Does anyone know a source for an inexpensive 4 liter opaque plastic jug to store developer and chemicals? It seems most jugs are sold in gallons, but I am looking for something with a little extra capacity. Thanks in advance!

    Edit: I should have probably posted this in the Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing forum.

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    No problem, this is an appropriate place.

    The Photographers' Formulary is showing 4L plastic bottles in stock:

    http://stores.photoformulary.com/bot...astic-natural/

    EDIT: Oops - my bad, these are not opaque.

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Freestyle sell 5-liter containers. I use them all the time, they fit neatly on a shelf.

    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/6875-...ottle-5-Liters

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    I bought a 5 liter box of wine and use the internal bag. There are a few of advantages to this, the bag collapses as developer is dispensed which keeps the air out, the bag is enclosed in a box, so it is dark, and there is a spout on the bag to easily dispense the required amount of developer.
    Only drawback is you might feel compelled to drink the wine.

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Thank you everyone for the replies. I think the Freestyle storage bottles might fit the bill. However, the wine-box idea is also excellent. I would have NO problem taking care of the wine first!

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    *litre.
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachlan 717 View Post
    *litre.
    U.S. spelling=liter.

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Gads! 5 Liter wine bags, I have been drinking 3L

    Like right now, 300 ml per dinner

    I will buy bigger and reuse

    Great idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mounier View Post
    I bought a 5 liter box of wine and use the internal bag. There are a few of advantages to this, the bag collapses as developer is dispensed which keeps the air out, the bag is enclosed in a box, so it is dark, and there is a spout on the bag to easily dispense the required amount of developer.
    Only drawback is you might feel compelled to drink the wine.
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Ever the contrarian I see a justifiable case for doing the opposite. Starting with four "full to the top" 1 litre bottles there will be less total airspace than a 4 litre bottle as the developer gets used up. Air, or more specifically oxygen, kills developer. Developer is not light sensitive so a clear bottle shows the amount of developer remaining without having to open that bottle and let more oxygen in.
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maris Rusis View Post
    Ever the contrarian I see a justifiable case for doing the opposite. Starting with four "full to the top" 1 litre bottles there will be less total airspace than a 4 litre bottle as the developer gets used up. Air, or more specifically oxygen, kills developer. Developer is not light sensitive so a clear bottle shows the amount of developer remaining without having to open that bottle and let more oxygen in.
    I always mix developer fresh before printing or developing. But fixer and stop bath are sitting ready on the shelf in 5-liter containers.

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