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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    Before the Jobo I used to just place the tanks under a faucet and let the water run inside the hole for ten or so minutes. Taking in account what Bob and Harry said, I have a question: will the use of a specialised hose like the one Jobo makes help the flow of water or is it just a gimmick equal to a normal hose?
    I just remove the light-trap part from the lid and put the lid back on without locking it (to prevent the possibility of the reel rising out of the water). With the light-trap removed, an ordinary hose pipe will fit down the centre of the reel. I imagine the correct washer attachment is even simpler to use, but I've never got around to getting one.

    Cheers, Bob.

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    If it's European, then it should be 220v, so you will need a converter. Before he sends it to you, maybe he can have JOBO exchange it for a 110v unit?

    I used to use a converter when I lived in Germany to run 110v stuff and it was a real pain, plus at that time the converters were expensive. However, if they are small and cheaper today I guess you'll be fine.

    Enjoy your JOBO. You will be very pleased with the absolute consistency that your negatives will achieve. Great for Zone System work as N+1, etc are easy to repeat.

    -R

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdef
    Thanks, Reggie. Maybe I should re-think this particular unit, and look for a US model.
    I picked my CPA2 w/ Lift up off eBay a couple years ago for something like $350...

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    [QUOTE=DeanC]Interesting. Photo Flo is the one darkroom chemical it never occurred to me I'd want to wear gloves when touching. It's basically just detergent, isn't it?
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    I have hand dermatitis (hand eczema) thus the reason I wear gloves. Chemicals, chemistry, cold water, paper etc can causes an irritation or out break which can be very painful and takes a long time to heal. The worst is when the skin splits or cracks 1/4" or 1/2" deep into the hand, blisters, inflamed etc. I can truly thank the guy who failed to secure and label the content of the toxic solvent for my hand dermatitis. So I recommend all to wear gloves when working with chemistry.

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    I do a minimum of washing in my Jobo. After the fix, I run five changes of water through the tube, each at thirty seconds. I then put the film in a try with hypo clear and wash in a print/film washer, finishing with a dip in Photoflo.

    The reason for the short wash in the Jobo: I rarely process just one tube. I put the second one on the Jobo for the water presoak as soon as the first is removed. I save a lot of time doing it this way.

    The Jobo literature is adamant about not using photoflo in the tubes. Even if I went to washing in the tubes, I still would dip in photoflo in trays.

    Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Friday
    The reason for the short wash in the Jobo: I rarely process just one tube. I put the second one on the Jobo for the water presoak as soon as the first is removed. I save a lot of time doing it this way.
    That makes sense. I've only got the one 8x10 expert drum though so I can't stage a second batch of film until I rinse and dry the drum. I suppose I could drop the negatives in the print washer but I don't keep it setup all the time (sink space is limited) so it's just easier to leave them in the Jobo. I also skip the hypo-clear since I'm using TF-4 to fix.

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