Finally a permanent darkroom

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Trond, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Trond

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    Not yet but: Last Monday we sold our flat, and three days later we bought a house with space for a darkroom in the basement. We will move in in a couple of months, and then I will start construction as soon as I can.

    The room will need to get running water installed, and also a drainage pump.

    I'm looking forward to setting up, and not least using, my IFF Ampliator 13x18cm enlarger, which now sadly is in in storage...
     
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    Congrats and good luck with your move and the building of your darkroom.
     
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    Life is not complete witout a darkroom.
    Congratulations.
     
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    I absolutly concur with that statement.


    Rick
     
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    Congrats Trond. Mine has been boxed and stored because we are trying to sell the house and move down to Tauranga. We had a family through today and are on their short list so fingers crossed..
     
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    We moved late last summer, and the new darkroom should finally be ready in a couple of weeks. Nothing more disruptive than a move, but it sounds like you are well on your way to bliss!!! Good luck!!
     
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    Lykke til !
    Good luck Trond. It has always takes me some time after each move to get a dark room reestablished but definatly well worth the effort. Happy printing (when you get that far)
    mvh
     
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    I had to put the Ampliator in storage before the sale. My wife thought that it would distract potential buyers. I suspect she thinks it's ugly too...

    The temporary darkroom (read bathroom) that I have used for the last years has worked very well, but I'm really looking forward too having all the equipment permanently installed in one place.

    Sean: Good luck with the sale!

    Suzanne: I've seen the photos of the darkroom you are constructing, seems nice and large! Do you have more recent photos of it?
     

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    Good luck with your new darkroom!

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    Good luck! THere's nothing like having your own "happy place" to retreat to.
     
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    Congrats! I don't know what I would do without my darkroom.

    You'll probably find that the permanent darkroom is a living organism in constant need of TLC. Purchase number 1: An ionizing humidifier with which you shall only use distilled water! Hopefully, the spirit of the dust bunnies will not torment you.

    Best -

    Tony
     
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    BTW: You're suffering dryness issues in your darkroom? I actually use a dehumidifier in mine.
     
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    I put a humidifier and a dehumidifier in my darkroom and let them fight it out.
     
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    We have had a frozen drain pipe in the "new" house, and extensive water damage already... It will cost about $35000 to fix, but the damage is covered by insurance. So it will take a few months before I can start building the new darkroom.