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    Can I use SS reels in Paterson tanks?

    I might have to break down and buy stainless steel reels to optimize my stand development results.

    Can I use my Patterson Super System 4 plastic tanks and stainless steel reels? I probably will be getting these from B&H (reportedly Hewes reels, rebranded)
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...eel_120mm.html

    Also, how would you load the reels as it is not obvious compared to the plastic reels I use now.

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    No because the centre column is used as the light seal in Paterson tanks, and stainless steel reels are smaller diameter and are used column less.

    There's no particular advantages using Stainless steel reels anyway unless working commercially with deep tanks & baskets.

    Ian

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    Sorry, but how can a reel "optimise" the results. What kind of problems do you have with stand development? Chances are that whatever problems you have are caused by stand developments itself, not your reels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    No because the centre column is used as the light seal in Paterson tanks, and stainless steel reels are smaller diameter and are used column less.
    There are Hewes reels that are made for Paterson tanks, with a bigger diameter to fit the column. If you can compromise and deviate a little from the stand development regimen, and do minimal agitation instead, you don't need to buy those expensive reels.
    “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu

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    ymc, I just happen to have auth. Hewes SS reels that I'm putting up for sale this week. AND I'm in NJ.

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    p.s., I have SS tanks as well. I went over to a Jobo system.

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    Title updated. Please use a descriptive title.
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    Hello Tom,

    Sent you a PM. Very interested in your Hewes reels and tanks. Am very local to you.

    Lawrence

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    I do stand development with plastic reels in Paterson tanks. Never have a problem.
    Rick Jason.
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    Is the world not small?

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