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    I have been using Xtol replenished but haven't put any film through it for a couple of weeks. Do I have to replenish before I use it again or just use it? It's stored in a full, well-capped brown glass bottle. Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by presspass View Post
    I have been using Xtol replenished but haven't put any film through it for a couple of weeks. Do I have to replenish before I use it again or just use it? It's stored in a full, well-capped brown glass bottle. Thanks,
    Just use it as it is. Last weekend I developed film in my replenished XTOL that was previously used in the beginning of July. No problems.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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    Mi XTOL soup is now 13 months old and I use it till next spring!
    I have 9 liter in a plastic box short bevor I use it I take one liter out und fill it with one liter fresh XTOL!

    Cheers Armin
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    So as a noob and never having used Xtol. I've used Ilford and D76 film developers how do I use Xtol? I've read other places that Xtol dies unexpectedly after ~a month or so. This is new encouraging info since I want to try Xtol with either tri-x or HP-5 very soon. So how do I use the stuff? I'm sure there's a thread or two? Right now I have 3 - 1/2 gal. plastic darkroom jugs I was going to use to mix the stuff in?

    Straight, 1:1 etc? What is the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Harrington View Post
    So as a noob and never having used Xtol. I've used Ilford and D76 film developers how do I use Xtol? I've read other places that Xtol dies unexpectedly after ~a month or so. This is new encouraging info since I want to try Xtol with either tri-x or HP-5 very soon. So how do I use the stuff? I'm sure there's a thread or two? Right now I have 3 - 1/2 gal. plastic darkroom jugs I was going to use to mix the stuff in?

    Straight, 1:1 etc? What is the difference?
    The XTOL sudden death syndrome was a result of a packaging problem years ago. The problem was fixed.

    I use a white paint bucket.
    Mark the inside for 4 quarts and 5 quarts.
    Fill the bucket with 4 quarts of hot water.
    Slowly mix in the chemicals with a stirrer or a paddle following the direction.
    Add water to 5 quarts.

    Pour off XTOL into tightly sealed bottles.
    Use a one quart bottle for developing film. After developing film, add 70ml per roll of 36 exposure 35mm film or roll of 120 film [80 square inches = four sheets of 4"x5" = 8"x10"] to the bottle, then pour in the used developer and top off the bottle. Dump the remaining used developer.

    Any other questions? Please feel free to ask.

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    Thank you very much! Tom

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    I've been using wine bladders for 7 months it it works well. I have a 2 liter working bottle of Xtol in a plastic bottle and the portion that I use for replenishment I have in wine bladder.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/9...container.html

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