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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Koch
    I know of only one developer that recommends increasing storage life by placing it in the refrigerator. That developer is Ethol TEC.

    As a preservation method I would not recommend storing any other developer, particularly a highly concentrated one such as Rodinal, in the refrigerator. It is highly likely that certain constituents will crystallize out and be very difficult to redissolve.
    My Spur Nano-Speed and Imagespeed developers seem fine after a six months in the fridge. No precipitates that I can see. But they are as yet unopened.

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    PETER,
    Though I preferred Agfa Neutol Plus, you may want to try the commercially available Edwal Platimnum II paper developer. Edwal P II does not contain metol, comes in liquid, and is a neutral developer.

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    Check the storage temps, Ilford specifically says not to store fixer concentrate below 4C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipA
    My Spur Nano-Speed and Imagespeed developers seem fine after a six months in the fridge. No precipitates that I can see. But they are as yet unopened.
    I have the impression from Spur's literature that these developers have a low concentration of developing agents and other ingredients, so you can get away with refrigerating them.

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    CUT AND PASTED FROM A PREVIOUS POST ON HYPO CLEARING->

    A web site that tells how to determine if the plastic that you are using is any good:
    http://silvergrain.org/Photo-Tech/plastic.html
    Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrance Hounsell
    CUT AND PASTED FROM A PREVIOUS POST ON HYPO CLEARING->

    A web site that tells how to determine if the plastic that you are using is any good:
    http://silvergrain.org/Photo-Tech/plastic.html

    Yes, but this is what I've always wondered. PET bottles are supposed to be very good, but I've never been able to determine what the caps are made of. The caps on soda pop PET bottles and such are never labelled where I live, and I'm pretty sure they are made of one of the less desirable plastics. Anybody know for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne
    ... what the caps are made of.
    The Polycone and/or Polyseal caps I've for
    my collection of glass Boston Rounds are a
    good choice. They are a cork-with-a-screw
    caps; I think PE cork, Phenolic cap. Dan

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    Whatever they are, they are lined with something. When you screw them down tightly, they hold gas. Been using them for years without ill effect, so they must be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fschifano
    Whatever they are, they are lined with something. When you screw them down tightly, they hold gas. Been using them for years without ill effect, so they must be good.
    Thats a good point, I forgot about the liner. Its probably PET.

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    oops, i didnt see the post in between mine and yours but I presume you were referring to the plastic pop bottles.

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