WTB Jobo one liter plastic rectangular bottles for CPP-2

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  1. jp80874

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    Two of the clear one liter bottles are cracked and leaking on my Jobo CPP-2. Does anyone know where to buy new or used replacement bottles. I would like to either replace these two or get a set of three clear and three black. I live near Cleveland, Ohio USA so a US source would ease shipping.

    Thanks,

    John Powers
     
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    Those bottles are a right pain - they crack at the seams at the drop of a hat unfortunately. And cost far too much to replace.

    On a more positive note, Calumet sell the replacements. Just do a search for 'Jobo bottle' on their website and you'll see them all.
     
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    B&H also carries them, or at least did the last time I had reason to look.
    I hate them for the cost, but they are nice in that they take up less room than round bottles. I've never had a problem with cracking.
     
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    I think the cracking is a function of temperature when you're washing them. I wash my bottles in very hot water, and that seems to cause the Jobo bottles to go brittle and eventually crack. (Obviously I don't wash them in very hot water any more :^).)


    There is a cheapskate alternative to the official Jobo bottles by the way - Ilford's 1l bottles of film chemistry are the right size to fit the slots in the Jobo, so you can just wash out your old Ilford Photoflo/Fixer/DD-X bottles and use them. (I say 'film chemistry' because their paper developers/toner come in those bloody stupid square bottles with the "guaranteed to spill" lid; they won't work.)
     
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    which "other" processors use the same size bottles?

    Do any of the bottle warm-up units use the same bottle?
     
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    The HAMA brand bottles are far better than the JOBO branded. I don't know if you can get them in the US.

    G
     
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    Thanks all. I just received a good sized order of supplies from B&H. Should of, ought to have, you know, probably next time. Thanks Geert. I searched on Hama in the US, found many of their products, but not the Jobo bottles.
    Nothing urgent, a leaky bottle in all those gallons of water is not a big thing. I'll start a list now for the next supply order.

    Thanks,

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    John et al,

    here is a reference to those bottles: 00008754 Hama Bottles 1000 ml
    http://www.hama.de/portal/articleId*4648/action*2563

    The links points to the German website, but you can find them under:
    Products > Photostudio > Laboratory > Bottle/Measuring cylinders

    They fit perfectly in the JOBO processor slots.
    I think I like them better because I already broke 2 Jobo bottle caps when tightening (probably overstressing).

    Greetings,
    G
     
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    Update

    I followed up on the lead regarding Hama bottles as a Jobo 1000 ml substitute. I think the original Jobo bottles are no longer available new and the used ones are pricey.

    I found them on this website in Germany:

    http://www.computeruniverse.net/info...ch/default.asp

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    They are also pricey in US dollars but I tool the plunge and bought a dozen of them because shipping was a little better at that quantity. They arrived today. The are just like Jobo bottles. They fit perfectly in a CPP of TBE. The lids are wider which I think is better. I have not checked the lids for being spill-proof. So these are an excellent alternative to the Jobo 1000ml bottles and readily available. Thumbs up.
     
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    Hi Jerold,

    I looked all over but couldn't find these bottles, could you point me in the right direction ?

    thanks
     
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    I just tried the link myself and it does not work. I will try the link again:

    http://www.computeruniverse.net/info.asp?id=90356864&used=&idused=&sr=Hama+Flasche+1000ml+braun

    If the link does not work, it will nevertheless take you to the website and then paste this in the search box:

    Hama Flasche 1000ml braun

    As I recall, I had to do some labor to find these things.
     
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    thanks Jerold, the link works now. These look identical to Jobo bottles 'cept for the lid and colour. Even has the ridges down the sides.
     
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    Yikes $93 shipping for empty bottles!
     
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    Imagine the cost if they were filled!

    Steve
     
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    Better fill them with wine.

    The cost for shipping 12 bottles from Germany to the USA was ~$30.