No thanks, I also got this ATL3 for free.
I have it now for 2 months, it took me 2 weeks to clean, dismantle and fix the machine.
I took it all apart, including upper and lower motor houses.
Ofcourse it is practical, but a newer series ATL2x00 is more convinient and somewhat smaller, it only house 6 chemical containers.
See the manual: http://www.jobo.com/jobo_service_ana...f/ATL-2x00.pdf
But hey, if you can house an 1840 an ATL3 is peanuts :)
I will only fill the chemical tanks with about 20cc more fluids than needed, after the processing I run the cleaning program 3 times to flush all tanks with plain water.
It will hold the expert drums, even the one for 50x60cm paper (3063).
It can turn as slow as 25 rpm
I run my processor with an 2850 Drum (2830 + 2870) so I can process 4 8x10 negatives at a time, a 800 ml of chemicals will be used.
I made some pictures of the tempering bath drain stop.
And I also did not see the black chemical reclaiming plate in your video.
Underneath you place 2 liter chemical bottles to collect wasted chemicals.
It looks like http://www.hulsman.net/gallery2/d/42560-2/_MG_5934.jpg
This is my setup in a tiny (3x2 meter) darkroom
Ask Eddie Gunks, he visited last week, the first time he saw an L1200 enlarger from above :)
My darkroom is in a cellar beneath my house.
That is exactly what I was thinking...now why can't my wife think like that.:(
Originally Posted by mhulsman
Perhaps she's blond :D
Originally Posted by ic-racer
My wife is now at the stage, if it fits in the cellar and not staying in the living room it is fine :)
If that's where she's at that sounds pretty good to me. :)
I don't have an ATL-3 but I do have an ATL-2+ and managed to buy the service manual on cd that covers both off fleabay!
Does it have any diagrams or images of the tempering bath drain Dave?
Originally Posted by Dave Dawson
Michael, I don't have it with me but it is very comprehensive at about 200 pages and to my mind a MUST for any ATL-2/3 owner.
Cheers Dave UZN
ps...On the ATL-2 the chemicals to be saved go down 6 little hoppers via the six position arm and into the reclaim bottoles at the front of the machine.
Dave, yes miraculously the ATL-3 that I got came with that binder, intact, with additional printed-out pages from the tech section of the old JOBO site. I'm trying to figure out a way to get it digitized so I can share it with those from around the globe.
If there is a CD already available, I would be happy to host it on my server.