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    Phill,
    Sandy King has indicated that his conservative minimum for 4X5 sheet of the developer at 1-1-100 dilution is 80 ml.( 2 1/2 oz). He did go on to say that you could get by with slightly smaller quantities with the 2-2-100 dilution. Normally the 1-1-100 dilution is used for developing film for purposes of enlarging. The 2-2-100 dilution is used for developing film for alternative process or Azo. If it were me, I would try the developer in the quantities that you mention and see what your results are. Good luck.
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    Can't speak to using tubes, but PMK and FP4 is a really nice combination that I have enjoyed for many years. I use a custom 11x14 partitioned tray that does 6 negs at a time and holds each one in it's own space. It permits developer to flow on both sides of the negative.

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    For your 11x14 tray how much chemical do you have to put in to fully cover the negs?
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    For the 11 x 14 film tray, I mix a 32oz batch for multiple use. You could certainly use less, I just have a routine based on that. 16 oz is not enough.
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    Couldn't find Pyrocat-HD in UK so I have ordered base chemicals from artcraftchemicals in US of A. Seems to be very reasonably priceand I'm not used to good things being cheap

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    Phill,
    I agree with your assessment about the cost of Pyrocat and the norm of things. I have found that it really is inexpensive to use and I certainly like the results. Hope that you like it as well.

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    [quote="philldresser"]Couldn't find Pyrocat-HD in UK so I have ordered base chemicals from artcraftchemicals in US of A.

    I hope you keep us posted regarding your experiences Phil, there may be another convert in the offing !

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    Roy

    I have ordered 3 batches of base chems for the first trial. Drop me your address in a PM i'll send you one batch when they arrive if you are interested

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    With PMK being so cheap - there is no reason to use the least ammount possible. I use the Jobo tank and fill it - 1.25 liters and do 6 sheets at a time and never have uneven development. I also belive that the accutance goes up when there is a 30 second pause between agitations that you don't benefit from when using rotary processing. I have used PMK with rotary processing - I bought the reccomended sequesturing agent and never used it and did not have a problem. I just think the results are better from the hand agitated tank - Frank
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    Phill,
    I have development times for FP4 and Pyrocat if it would be of help to you and you decide to use Pyrocat to develop FP4 negs to print on Azo. Unfortunately I have not tested the combination for enlargement negs.

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