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    how many faucets?

    Am beginning the plumbing project for the dark room....what is your Ideal number and set ups of faucets, hot and cold etc....my sink is 60" x 24" x 4 " deep, I do have a bit of room to add deeper film washer sink but would have to be customed from wood,

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    I think every square inch of the sink should be able to be reached by a hose. My 17' L sink has 5 faucets running mixed H/C water.

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    My sink is 7.5 feet and I have 2 faucets. Just be sure there's space in your darkroom for the refrigerator containing at least a six pack of Moose Drool.
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    I have 3 faucets: one over the left side of the sink, fitted with a short hose and pressure valve to fill paper developer trays; one in the middle with filtered water to prepare film developers, and one over the right side of the sink, hooked to the print washer.
    I stopped using temperature regulators for the darkroom water, since my water temperature fluctuations over a one year period are less than 10 C. I mostly have to lower the temperature and use ice from the fridge.
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    I would think that 2 would be a minimum. That way you can be washing film and still have a second faucet to wash your hands.

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    I have an 8' sink and soon a 3' wash sink. I have 2 mixers and 3 colds. Maybe 1 more cold, so that I have a spare, would be good.
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    My sink is 9 1/2 Ft. I have hot and cold faucets at each end and a cold only hose with shower head in the center for washing tanks and trays.
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    how many faucets? Two.

    One water, one Farrah. ;-)
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    I have a 9-foot sink, and 3 faucets--- an auto-temp controller on each end, and a regular kitchen faucet in the center.
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    I think if I were building a new darkroom I'd put one temp controller at the front of the line, because I usually want one temperature at a time (i.e., I don't do color and B&W on the same day). Then let's see--one spigot for handwashing and water for mixing chemicals, one for the washer, one for a running water rinse tray (in place of a stop), and maybe one for a water jacket if needed--4 total, and maybe a fifth for something I haven't considered. It's not too expensive to add faucets when you're installing everything new, so why not?
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