Recyling Ilford B&W containers to hold RA4 chems

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by hoffy, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. hoffy

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    Howdy,

    I have just realised that 1L Ilford chemical containers will fit in my Jobo rotary processor slots. I have 3 empty ones, two that contained rapid fixer and one that contained Multigrade paper developer. The rapid fixer containers are a reasonably clean. The mulitgrade container is quite brown

    Do I clean these out with bleach (they are now soaking), will this be sufficient to store my RA4 Chems? Do I run the risk of contamination?

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  2. Ian Grant

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    Use the Ilford developer containers for anything but it's very hard to remove all traces of fixer even if they look clean so these are best used for Bleach/Fix. There can be insoluble deposits on th walls that are white so hard to spot :D

    Bleach - sodium hypochlorite may help I often use a soak with spent dev to make sure if the containers had something else in. There are more effective ways of cleaning but with re-using dev for dev & fix for Fix/Bleach there's no need.

    Ian