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    rookie question

    I am developing film at home for the first time...ever. So I went to the local store and got a packet of D76 (its all they had) and its enough to make 1L.

    I am hearing conflicting things, is it better to pour the powder into the water or vice versa? I am getting conflicting answers and I want to get it right.

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    powder into water. The instructions are pretty clear.

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    Heat 700ml to 55 degrees C. Add the powder. Stir. Add water to get 1000ml solution.

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    Follow the directions on the Kodak packet. Start with about 800ml of water in the suggested temperature range, then with continuous stirring, gradually pour in the contents of the packet. Keep stirring until dissolved. Then add cool water to bring the total volume to 1L.

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    D76 is really good, just read & follow the directions.
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    As with acids, always acid into the water. You don't want to dump water on concentrated acid onto a tray and have it splash on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    As with acids, always acid into the water. You don't want to dump water on concentrated acid onto a tray and have it splash on you.
    ???????

    The OP is talking about a powdered product which results in an mildly alkaline solution . . .

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    Thank you everyone for your help. I finally worked up the courage to do it. First roll was a success. second roll not as successful (i don't think I loaded the spool correctly).

    But I am excited to see where this whole home dev thing takes me. Certainly going to save me a ton of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonponder View Post
    Thank you everyone for your help. I finally worked up the courage to do it. First roll was a success. second roll not as successful (i don't think I loaded the spool correctly).

    But I am excited to see where this whole home dev thing takes me. Certainly going to save me a ton of money.
    Keep on going, practice makes perfect.

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    Stay with the D-76 and make notes, advice from someone who did not in the beginning. My daughter is a Pro and she uses nothing but D-76. Good luck and welcome to the group. Was close to San Antonio last week in the hill country.

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    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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