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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    I've used Dust-off or similar for years. In my experience, it works well.
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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Thanks to all.
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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    A new vaping kind of addiction, Peter?

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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    You could probably use mineral oil as a float, but it would invite problems.

    I like the idea of using marbles to fill up the void space. Very clean.

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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    If you wanted to put up the money for a tank and regulator you could use nitrogen or argon from a welding supplier. A tank of nitrogen is pretty cheap to get refilled.

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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Oh, my goodness. Thanks for the suggestions and guidance. I'm not in any position to add a welder's tank of nitrogen to my cozy space. I remember with a smile the expression of my wife's grandmother, that "this apartment is so small you have to go out into the hall to change your clothes." I'll stick with lung-power and perhaps think about glass beads at some point.
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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Since we're into explosives, let's not leave acetylene out of the possibilities. Just a tiny bit of that would increase the size of your apartment tremendously!

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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Sparge the developer with Helium to displace any dissolved gases then leave He in the head space.

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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Quote Originally Posted by Duolab123 View Post
    Sparge the developer with Helium to displace any dissolved gases then leave He in the head space.
    Nonsense! Just buy some glass marbles.

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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Using marbles is messy.
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