Darkroom Sink Idea

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  1. AgentX

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    I'll be setting up a semi-temporary darkroom over this winter in a house where I'll be for two years, in India. I'll be using a bathroom which has a water supply mid-wall, chest height, as part of a shower arrangement (no tub or anything, just a drain to the floor.)

    Wanted to set up a sink of some sort underneath this faucet, but the idea of lugging something like a stainless or ABS sink overseas seemed like an expensive pain in the ass.

    But last month, we had a daughter-and as we were discharged from the hospital, they gave us a Rubbermaid cart to carry all our crap out to the car. Looking at it, I think I found my solution:

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    They're cheap, light, portable, and come disassembled. Thinking that installing a drain with a hose running to the floor drain on each tier of the cart might be a solution for my darkroom. Thoughts?

    Link to Google on product HERE
     
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    The Plumber inside of me thinks, that's an excellent solution to the problem.

    Now you have me thinking about getting one for my bathroom ...


    Ron
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    Thats a pretty cool thing,looks like you could even change a baby's diapers on it.
     
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    Plus, you can store things underneath too,
    I say go for it!
     
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    I think it is a great idea. If it does not workout in the dr then you can put wheels on it and use it as a utility cart.

    Mike
     
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    What are the inside dimensions? It seems a bit small.
     
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    Wow, there's even a less expensive option in very similar U-line utility carts. Under $100! Appreciate the feedback from you guys; at least I know I'm not too far in left field on this one.


    Rubbermaid has several models of different sizes; most seem plenty big. I need to get the dimensions of the room I'll be in before committing to one. Likely, I'll use a 17 or 18 inch depth because the room is narrow. I plan on using both tiers was wet areas. Processing up top, storing/clearing/washing down below.

    H-2470* 39 x 17 x 33" 500 lbs. 2 27 $159 $149
    H-965** 40 x 18 x 33" 2 31 139 129
    H-1498** 40 x 18 x 33" 3 38 169 159
    H-2471* 44 x 25 x 33" 500 lbs. 2 37 179 169
    H-1066** 45 x 25 x 33" 2 43 149 139
    H-1499** 45 x 25 x 33" 3 56 Overstock SALE! $180
    H-2472* 54 x 25 x 33" 750 lbs. 2 47 319 299
     
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    If your trays aren't too big, that's a decent option I think. Also, an option (here at least) is Home Depot has some big black plastic rectangular tubs for mixing concrete in. They are $12.37 "Large, Mixing Tub Black " 24x36".
     
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    Those mixing tubs don't look bad, but might be a tad deep, and don't have any sort of stand...that's what appeals to me about this cart. I am not going to have the time or ability to put together a stand, much less build a whole sink.