Very Excited!

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  1. luvmydogs

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    I want to thank everyone again for helping me with my last question on darkroom ventilation. If you may recall, I was having trouble coming up with a workable ventilation system for my temporary darkroom.

    Alas, that is no longer an issue, as my husband and I bought a new house last week, and my hubby is having the contractor build me a darkroom! It will be located in the basement (finished). It'll be ready in April - I can hardly wait!
     
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    Congratulations! I have a friend who's a contractor, and he helped me build mine in the basement. It was handy for the wring and plumbing! You'll have to show us a photo in the darkroom portraits when it's done. Something I still need to do! all the best!
    Cheers,
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    Great stuff!! Its the only way to go if you can do it. All need now is a nice large finishing area to go with your darkroom. After all, you need to display all the great prints from the darkroom properly :smile:
     
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    Score!!! Now where can i find a husband that will do that for me?....My wife might get a bit mad though.:smile:
     
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    I'm just about to head down the path of building a darkroom myself. Not looking forward to it I must admit. Lucky you!!
     
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    That's sooo cool! All my darkrooms, were always "DRY". I had to go somewhere else to rinse. I wish, someday, I can have a wet darkroom. So I don't have to carry my 11x14 print washer up and down the stairs
     
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    Thanks guys, I must say I'm quite looking forward to it! It's nothing huge, but I think it'll be sufficient. It will measure 7ft by 12ft. The reason I was able to have a water source is that when the builder built the house, he had piping in the basement for a wet bar. My husband was kind enough to give up a wet bar for my darkroom. Friends of mine, however, think I'm nuts to be building a darkroom in this "digital era." Whatever!
     
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    "Honey, remember that wet bar in the basement that I wanted, well, now that you took over it with that old, ancient technology called a "dark room"...I would like my wet bar in the living room. You don't mind do you honey? "

    :smile:
     
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    Now you're just rubbing it in. <g> Congratulations.

    Neal Wydra
     
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    Congratulations Macy,

    Enjoy the planning as much as the use after it is built.
    We as a group will enjoy hearing your plans and progress.

    John
     
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    Congratulations. The one thing I miss with my combined darkroom/study is a wet area. Although it's no great deal carrying prints 15m to the bathroom.

    Don't worry, you're not the only one thought mad by your friends. They just think I'm a dinosaur.

    Now, I'm normally very good at North American to British translations but you've got me stumped with this one! What's a "wet bar"? :confused:

    Mike
     
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    Just think of it as your own pub in the basement! :tongue:
     
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    Ahhh I see :wink:

    Although I'd want a dry bar -- if it's wet then you've definitely got a spillage problem !

    Mike
     
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    That is just the opposite of what I have in mind. When we move I plan to build a 6000sq ft darkroom and have the contractor build a little space for my wife and kids to live in. :D
     
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    Macy,

    I think it is time to have one of those dogs bite someone. What was that again Jim?

    John
     
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    :smile: You guys are too funny.

    Yes, a wet bar is basically an bar. I'm not sure why it's called a "wet bar."

    Jim, I hope your wife isn't an APUG member! :smile:
     
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    Wet bars have running water and a sink. Dry bars don't.