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    Darkroom Sinks

    A question for Aussie Apuggers. Does anyone know where I can get a darkroom sink, either plastic or Stainless in Australia? I have googled them with no luck...anyone have a spare?
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    Tony,

    Why not make your own? A couple of sheets of plywood, fiberglass cloth to re-enforce the seams, polyester boat resin and a drain and faucet and you can have one to your exact specs. Mine has been functioning for thirty-eight years. I just gave it a fresh coat of resin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony lockerbie View Post
    A question for Aussie Apuggers. Does anyone know where I can get a darkroom sink, either plastic or Stainless in Australia? I have googled them with no luck...anyone have a spare?
    Cheers,
    tony
    I can sell you a choice of two, because ,I have a 4 and an 6-foot Delta sink ,made of poly carbonate,looking like newand come with a sturdymetal standfor you to assemble.I don't know the cost of shipping;they are big but light.I can check with UPSand FEDEX on Monday.if interested send an email to rlambrec@ymail.I psrt with it for 50% of newcom
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    www.darkroomagic.comrorrlambrec@ymail.com[/URL]
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    I got mine at a used restaurant supply house...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasBlute View Post
    I got mine at a used restaurant supply house...
    What a great idea.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Ralph, thanks for that offer, but I would imagine that post to Australia would be horrendous! The used restaurant sink sounds promising, or I may go down the route of building my own. Trouble is that I'm out in the sticks, so things are hard to get. There were so many for sale a few years back, but the supply seems to have dried up.

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    The most convenient way might indeed be to make your own, using boat-technology (for want of a better phrase) as described above in post #2. Boats keep water out, while you would want to keep it in, otherwise the principal is rather similar.

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    Hopefully there is a lumber company or a store that sells plywood, everything else, such as fiberglass cloth & epoxy can be purchase mail order. You can make a great sink. Good luck.
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    Hi Tony

    My sink was made by this company :-I got it after it had been removed from a closed school darkroom.

    http://www.pmedarkrooms.com/

    I think he can still supply them NEW

    The other option is Vabar Imaging

    http://www.vanbar.com.au/catalogue/i...ING&item3=SINK

    The sink was the hardest darkroom item for me to find used and in good condition. It took a long time to find :- you just have to ask every one who might know.
    They some times also show up on "Gumtree" and Tafe Auctions. Find out which company re-fits schools and UNI labs in your area and ask them to let know
    If they are going to refit one (It may only cost a carton or two of Beer) or a some $$$

    Johnkpap

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    I was going to do the boat-sink thing but decided that actually, one doesn't need a big sink at all. One needs a Jobo instead; it costs about as much as a sink and does so very much more. You just need a small laundry tub (set into your benchtop that holds up the Jobo) for it to discharge into.

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