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Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Nige, Apr 17, 2008.
just thought I'd post a digipic of my darkrooms inline temp gauge
That's one slick little unit - who makes it?
That would be someting I'd like to learn more about. Could you give a little more info regarding manufacturer or where you got it?
Great device, I use the caveman method, holding a therm under the running water.
That is cool indeed! here's the mangled thing I use It is surprisingly accurate.
No way to attach lines that I can see, but this seems like an interesting (aka cheap) method of balancing temps for drawing water for tanks, trays, etc. initially.'
I have a laundry sink type faucet in the darkroom, over the sink. I have drilled a hole in the faucet delivery tube, and inserted the measuring stem of a dial thermometer. The hole where the stem emerges is wrapped in self amalgamating rubber tape to minimize the leaks when there is back pressure on the line, such as when a tray syphon or ilford tank washer hose is attached.
Ok Nige, spill it. Where did you get your little guage?
Hadn't thought of that, nice idea.
Earth to Nige... Earth to Nige... we need answers.
NO! The correct caveman method is what I use: I hold a finger under running water.
I check my finger against a good thermometer every few months, and tend to stay within fractions of a degree of 20C.
hehe! I've been at work all day!
I got it at a electronics store here (Jaycar for the locals) a few years ago. You press the button and the display changes to fahrenheit (in hindsight, I should have took a pic of that too!). It was just on the counter with other junk no one would ever buy! Just checked their website and they don't list it as a stock item.
Never tested it for real accuracy, but it seems close enough. I just use it for a rough guide to make sure I don't wash my film with too cold or hot water.
A quick google of "inline water thermometer" turns up some fancier devices. Looks like they are used for home brewing beer. A worthy hobby!