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    Where will you be putting you Jobo processor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatLABS View Post
    Where will you be putting you Jobo processor?
    I'm not quite sure where I will put it this time. In the past it was next to the 20x24 Cascade print washer so that would be on the right side sink. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aoresteen View Post
    I'm not quite sure where I will put it this time. In the past it was next to the 20x24 Cascade print washer so that would be on the right side sink. We'll see.
    Oh now you're just teasing us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoresteen View Post
    My Florida darkroom was on a septic tank (see my 1st post) Never an issue with B&W chemistry.
    I do about 60% E6, 30% B&W, and 10% C41. With the small quantities I do, none of it is probably an issue. For now I'm OK with just doing the film and scanning. But I do get the itch once and a while, especially when I look at the two enlargets just sitting in the basement. Now if Ilfochrome or R3000 were still practical, I'd be more tempted.

    Joel

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    Lots of progress! Sinks Complete!

    I made a lot of progress in the last few days. The sinks are done. The sinks were made out of 2x6 for the sides and 1/2" nice plywood for the bottoms. First the 2x6 needed to have a notch cut into them to hold the plywood. Using a table saw I cut a 1/2" deep notch 3/4" wide.

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    Then the board is flipped for the second cut. I used a 10" (borrowed from a friend as my 8.5" saw will not miter a 2x6) miter saw to cut the ends at a 45 degree angle. I test fitted the 2x6s to make sure all was well:

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    I used a corner clamp to hold the 2x6s in place so I could drill and screw the corners. I also used a bit of TightBond II glue as well.

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    Here's a peek at the bottom of the sink showing the notch for the 1/2" plywood.

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    Since the sink is longer than 8' I had to add an extra piece of plywood to complete the bottom. The inside diameter of the sink is 32" for 20x24 trays. With 3/4 overlap on each side means that the bottom sheet of plywood was cut 33.5" wide from a 48x96 inch sheet.

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    The 2nd sink was built the same. I installed them and the back splashes. I used 14.5" high back splashes. Why? Because when you cut a 4x8 sheet of plywood 33.5" wide you get a 14.5" x 96 piece left over ! I mounted the water temp/filter unit on 3/4" x 4" x 20" boards to make sure it will line up with the water pipes in the wall behind the unit.

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    Next up: Cut hole for drain, Caulking and painting. Now it's really starting to look like a darkroom!
    Tony
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    Print wash area Complete

    I decide to finish the print wash area before painting. I enlarged the back splashes, made a print squeegee area, and installed raising blocks for the two Cascade print washers. Rasing up the print washers 1.5" makes draining easier and gives better access to the area underneath the washers. In my old darkroom I just used a couple of blocks of 2x4 wood. I decided to make them a bit more custom this time.

    I cut some scrap 2x6 wood to 11' x 2.5" x 1.5". The 20x24 washer has feet that a just under 1.5" in diameter so I use a 1.5" spade drill bit and bored a 1/4" deep hole for the foot rest. It is important to use a drill press as the depth of the bore has to be the same. I set the stop for about 3/8" and did all three holes at the same time.

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    One side has two feet the other side has one. Once located where I wanted them I used wood glue to hold them in place.

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    Both washers on blocks:

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    I squeegee my washed prints on a plexiglass sheet then dry them on screens. I built a shelf to hold the plexiglass sheet. Since I'm setting up to be able to do 20x24 prints the shelf is 24" wide. I drilled a number of 1/4" holes so that water will drain down to the sink. It sits behind the holding rinse tank.

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    I added 3 back splash panels in the print wash area. Here it is:

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    All the seams have been caulked. Next up is painting!
    Tony
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    Progress is good. I added a rear wall shelf made fron 1x6 lumber (3/4" x 5.5"), cut the drain hole, and put on the first coat of primer:

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    Drain hole was cut with a 3.5" hole saw:

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    After sealing the shelf with caulk, I masked the sink off with blue painter's tape and put on the first coat of primer:

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    1st coat of primer:

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    Today the 2nd coat of primer goes on and by Friday the top coats should be done.
    Tony
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    Impressive!! Your carpentry work is fantastic too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
    Impressive!! Your carpentry work is fantastic too.

    ToddB
    Thanks but it's B level. No macro shots I'm also in the dog house as I put on the second coat of primer and forgot to close the basement stairs. The Commander in Chief is upset as the house now smells like oil paint. My bad!!!!
    Tony
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    Done!!! At last!

    Well, I've finished the major construction of the dark room. I finished the painting (two coats primer plus three topcoats. The plumbing is in. Of course you are never done with a darkroom but I can now start processing film. Here's what the room looked like when I started way back in November:

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    Here's what it looks like now:

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    The corner drain area:

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    The water control unit plumbing:

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    The print washing area.

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    The print washers. Note the flow meters for the archival washers:

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    I still have to hook up the print washers but that will not take too long. I did all the copper plumbing myself. I'm actually pretty good sweating copper joints. No leaks! I need to seal the door and finish putting in the safelights but the major stuff is DONE! Ye HAW!
    Tony
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