Help with fluid ammounts.

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  1. kb244

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    I have a unicolor drum (that can hold upto 7 35mm reels, well 6 officially but you can make 7 fit), and the uniroller it sits on. My question of course is I cannot find any instructions for it online, and the main thing I need to know is how much fluid am I supposed to use.

    ml per....
    120 reel
    35mm reel

    etc.

    I tried a 36exp reel with 100ml chemicals, but it didnt seem like it got the center of the reel, anyone know the official ammount of fluid per reel?
     
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    I would not worry about the official amount. I would make certain that it fills the tank at least half way with the tank in the horizontal plane.
     
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    Which is how many ml per?
     
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    Well.... here's what I would do... I would figure out the volume of the cylinder

    (Pi* R2)*H (Pi= 3.14) (R2= Radius of the inner circle squared) (H=Height of the cylinder).... but I would use 1/2 H, since you really do not want to fill the thing.

    This will give you Cubic Inches.... convert it to ml here:
    http://www.onlineconversion.com/volume.htm

    OR.... I would take the cylinder, with the reels in it (unloaded... without film on them), fill it a wee bit over half full of water, and pour it into a measuring cylinder. (This is the 'no math' way) :smile:
     
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    I did the non mathematic way. to avoid the reels from getting wet, I put them in, and set the plunger up to the appropiate height, removed those reels, and put in a bunch of 35mm reels until it reached the height of the drum, poured water in til it was full, then poured it back out to find it was about 6 cups for the (3) 120 and (1) 35mm reel, so took 3 cups converted to milileters (709ml approx) , figured 750ml was fine ( was dead to the middle almost), so ya that works
     
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    Why not just fill the cylindar with water and then measure that?
     
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    She says it at the last bit of her post, which is what I did was fill it, (With reels inside), measure it, and cut that ammount in half (or approximatly so).