Question about Yankee 4x5 tank

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    I have a complete set of Yankee tanks including the wash tank and the special developer tank with sheet film insert which adjusts for several sizes of sheet film.

    If you look in the photo you posted, there are ridges along the edge of the tank. These are for Kodak metal 4x5 hangers. If you want the specific dimensions, I can do it, but that is the purpose of the ridges, holding the hangers and keeping them apart.

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    I use those tanks with Kodak hangers; as long as each of your hangers holds just a single sheet of 4x5 you have the right ones. The tank isn't deep enough for the double hangers.
     
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    Yes, my hangars are 4x5 in landscape orientation, not portrait. The hangars are Kodak model 4A.
     
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    I have found that Oxo ("Good Grips") brand 1.5 quart rectangular storage containers work well with the Kodak single sheet hangers. The sides aren't quite high enough for the hangers to clear the bottom, but that doesn't really matter. They are slightly cheaper than the Yankee you've linked to, and you can get them at Bed Bath and Beyond (sometimes discounted if you have one of their flyers) or other kitchen supply stores.
    Here's what it looks like; http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/xxoxo_ib...s=morpheus_PROD=vqG-d-1HCcIhW38pV0i5xcIJ%3AS~
     
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    The Oxo looks like a good option for someone who likes to save money (read me) but it is transparent. Can the Yankee be used with the lights on? If so, it seems like it would be worth the few extra dollars.
     
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    Only the Yankee developer tank with insert can be used in the light. It has a light lock so you can pour in the solution and pour it out. The system has lids such that they can be put on with the insert in the tank for agitation in the light.

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    I have the Yankee light-tight developing tank now, but it produces uneven development across the edges that are in contact with the film holder. It's just not a great design, IMO.
     
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    I have had mine for over 20 years and find it worked just fine for me. I used it all the time for C-22 processing and only switched when I got a Jobo. Are you using the Yankee film holder?

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    Tony;

    Yes, that is what I have from over 20 years ago along with 5 of the other tanks for the rest of the C-22 process. I used to use it for C-22 and B&W both. Now to think of it, that is over 30 years ago. Gee time flies when you are having fun! Yes, and I have about 5 Kodak hard rubber tanks. Many times, I had both sets of tanks set up for their respective color and B&W process chemistry.

    I have never had a uniformity problem. The only reason I stopped using them was due to the fact that I bought a Jobo.

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