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    R.I.Pieces - Monster Enlarger

    We're trying to sell the house and some moron built a room around an ancient megaton enlarger. Yes, it seemed like a good idea at the time! The beast never did get running due to it requiring 3phase power and a lot of rust. What started out as a neat project to resurrect a giant enlarger failed. At least it made for a nice conversation piece

    In a strange way I'll kind of miss seeing the beast in the darkroom but she had to go..
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    What? You mean a massive non-working enlarger doesn't add value to a house?

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    Sad to see something like that go But I'm sure something like that is rather hard to pawn of on someone these days.

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    I've been following your project for..... I think about 5 years now. And now it's over. At least this particular project is over. But I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before you find another LARGE enlarger.

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    I've seen it !

    Theres another one waiting in dunedin too - yes, 3 phase ...

    gah :P
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    Is 3-phase generally available to domestic houses in New Zealand?

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    well, she's off to the scrap metal dealer as of a few mins ago. The biggest hurdle to selling the house is now gone. The Realtor will definitely be pleased. It took us months to find someone to remove it, and bonus is they didn't want much more other than petrol, materials and the scrap itself. I am now looking forward to the next darkroom and taking a minimalist approach. For now I'm back to 35mm, and a single Leica V35 enlarger. John McCallum is the new owner of my other beast the 4x5 Durst Pictochrom..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kershaw View Post
    Is 3-phase generally available to domestic houses in New Zealand?

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    I think you need a special transformer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I think you need a special transformer..
    You do, and it's very expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    well, she's off to the scrap metal dealer as of a few mins ago. The biggest hurdle to selling the house is now gone. The Realtor will definitely be pleased. It took us months to find someone to remove it, and bonus is they didn't want much more other than petrol, materials and the scrap itself. I am now looking forward to the next darkroom and taking a minimalist approach. For now I'm back to 35mm, and a single Leica V35 enlarger. John McCallum is the new owner of my other beast the 4x5 Durst Pictochrom..
    Sorry about your loss, Sean .

    I've managed to convince my wife that a 4x5 enlarger is an interesting decorative accent for our bathroom. If you had asked, I would have been happy to try something similar with your realtor.

    I hate to say it though - you are going to have to change your avatar.

    Good luck with the sale.

    Matt

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