20 degrees Celsius

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Nige, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Nige

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    just thought I'd post a digipic of my darkrooms inline temp gauge :smile:
     

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    That's one slick little unit - who makes it?

    Murray
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Nige,
    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?
     
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    Great device, I use the caveman method, holding a therm under the running water.
     
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    That is cool indeed! here's the mangled thing I use:smile: It is surprisingly accurate.
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    my option

    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.
     
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    Ok Nige, spill it. Where did you get your little guage? :smile:
     
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    Hadn't thought of that, nice idea.
     
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    Earth to Nige... Earth to Nige... we need answers.
     
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    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. :smile:
     
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    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!