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    One for MR. Mowrey--

    Can i use Photo Flo to wash my dishes? ;>

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    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Spot free dishs, I like.

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    You can wash your hair also

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    Of course, some variations are a bit toxic...I believe the Photo-flo600 is the worse.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Of course, some variations are a bit toxic...I believe the Photo-flo600 is the worse.
    I believe that the 200 is not acutely toxic, but not sanitary (for dishwasher purposes) either. I know the 600 uses ethylene glycol, which is the same chemical they use in antifreeze, and about a tablespoon of this stuff requires hospitalization.
    "Panic not my child, the Great Yellow Father has your hand"--Larry Dressler

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    Do not use this in an automatic dishwasher. The foam will be all over the kitchen floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak View Post
    I believe that the 200 is not acutely toxic, but not sanitary (for dishwasher purposes) either. I know the 600 uses ethylene glycol, which is the same chemical they use in antifreeze, and about a tablespoon of this stuff requires hospitalization.
    I use the Photo-flow 2100 at the university (diluted to make a weaker "stock solution"). It uses the about same ingredients as the 200, I believe -- at least not the same glycol as the 600. A little bit of the 2100 on your hands will remove all oils, much to one's hands' distress.

    Stock solution is 7oz of the 2100 to make one gallon. This is then used at 1 oz per gallon for a working solution.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    My brother in law attende RIT for four years and obtained his photo degree. He worked in the photo lab there to support himself and they used a drop of Ivory liquid dish soap instead of photo-flo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezwriter View Post
    Can i use Photo Flo to wash my dishes? ;>
    Photo Flo is not a dish washing fluid. This is why I object to the use of dishsoaps as wetting agents for film.

    There is a huge misunderstanding out there about these and other chemistry related items, promulgated by non-chemists.

    I might add that you say Photo Flo, but there are 3 varieties (or perhaps 2 depending on what EK has cancelled since I last checked). Photo Flo 600 is very toxic and can kill you very painfully, but Photo Flo 200 is non-toxic. So, if you insist on using it, you better know your products!

    This question has me on the horns of a dilemma as to whether to consider it very intelligent or the stupidest question I have read here!

    Of course, one might say that there are no stupid questions, and my answer would be "I agree", but I would follow up by saying that there are quite a few inquisitive idiots!

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