Reusing plastic storage containers

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by mekia02, May 7, 2009.

  1. mekia02

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    Hi, so I am going to try xtol and I just looked at the bag and realized 5L is much more than I normal make up of dektol. I have some old 1 gallon jugs that I used to store D-76, they have been empty for 1-2 years, if if rinse them out are they alright to store the xtol in? In general is it ok to reuse the plastic containers for different chemicals? I try to keep the same container for the same chemical but in this case at least both of them are developers.
     
  2. Christopher Walrath

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    If you're mixing that much chem and storing it, the x could draw the dek from the jugs.
     
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    I think that the larger the quantity, the less of the risk, as the volume to surface area ratio of the container will be quite small.

    If you were making a litre at a time, that would be different
     
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    True. I see your point.