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    Dust. What do you do to limit dust

    Since restarting my darkroom in a spare bedroom, I have been fighting airborne dust. After doing a major cleaning, I have installed an air purifier with HEPA filter. However, there is still dust.

    What do you do?

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    Rip out the rug, get a steamer and seal the room off and steam it up in there, the moisture will capture the dust and then wipe down the moist walls and floors with towels/sponges and that should get a lot of it, then run the dehumidifier and continue to use an ionizer thing to capture particles.

    You can never eliminate dust though...


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    Tile floor in the darkroom. Door left closed to keep cat out. Hepa Air purifier (fan style), I don't vacuum in there; just mop the floor once in a great while. No dust problems.

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    My darkroom is in the basement, and has a painted concrete floor. Being a basement, there is most always some humidity, which helps. I have a little Shark vacuum I use before doing anything. I also keep Reilly, my Corgi (he's my avitar) out (most of the time). When printing I use an anti-static cloth on the negatives and enlarger carrier. I also have hand held ion generator that helps, especially in the winter.
    Cleanliness is important!
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    Pec Pad sandwich.

    I've posted this many times. All you have to do is take two PecPads, make them the bread and your negative is the meat. Pull the neg through twice, load it into the carrier. No dust. I'm using a condenser enlarger now, and after several negs over several print sessions, not a single spot. Not even a small one. This is in my dusty, musty basement. Trust me, it works.
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    Get a Humidier, not a Dehumidifier.

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    Do not move to New Mexico...
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    Yes, we moved from New Mexico and the dust was everywhere. We're in Florida now and dust is never a problem

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    I meant temporarily to get the moisture down, so you don't get mold growing after you steam, that's all.


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    PEC = Photographic Emulsion Cleaner. Waddya know. Gotta get me some.

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