Plastic #7 for a deveoper bottle

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  1. Terrence Brennan

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    Can anyone enlighten me as to the suitability of bottles labelled as #7 for developers? I do realize that most developer bottles are #2, but I can't seem to find a 2-litre bottle made of #2 plastic. I have several wide mouth 2-L plastic #7 bottles available, which formerly contained chunky salsa.

    Glass is not an option; I have several perfectly good 1.89L glass bottles (formerly used for Beau's beer) that I don't want to use. The reason for this is that I just broke a 4-L glass bottle in total darkness, full of D-23; I'll leave the rest of that story to your imagination!
     
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    The problem with coding #7 that it can be any thermoplast aside #1-#6.

    Thus one actually cannot give advise.
     
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    You can also use code 3 PVC polyvinylchloride bottles.

    There are several companies on the web that sell bottles of all types.

    Codes 2 and 4 are recommended for solutions other than developers like fixer.
     
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    1L green glass mineral water bottles. Plastic = dead developer.

    500mL glass is even better but you'll probably have to pay for them.
     
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    never use bottles formerly used or intented for food. the chance of confusing them with actual food in a half dark room is to great;better safe than sorryfilm or paper developers are not so good for your health!and taste terrible!
    :wink:
     
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    Like a chemistry lab no food or drink should be brought into the darkroom. If one wishes to eat then take a break and go somewhere else after thoroughly washing one's hands.