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    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92403

    Cheap tools are the best - the airbrush compressors are generally quiter than the tanked type - take up a lot less room too, you could probably mount it under a table some where.

    Without the canned air, what do you evacuate the developer stock solution bottle with? (no butane please)

    Also, if you are a DIY'er - the scroll compressor out of an old fridge or AC can be monkeyed into a compressor. just hook up the wires to a switch, and figure out an airhose fitting.
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    My wife, who does Reverse Glass Painting restorations, and uses air for both cleaning and air brushing started out with my portable air gun compressor with a filter/regulator. Noisy would be an understatement.

    Then I purchase a used tank-less airbrush compressor that is almost silent, with a very gentle airflow. I think is was only $25 on Craigslist. You could hook up a foot switch to it if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalamateur View Post
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92403

    Cheap tools are the best - the airbrush compressors are generally quiter than the tanked type - take up a lot less room too, you could probably mount it under a table some where...
    This looks almost exactly like the one Calumet has for sale at about half the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalamateur View Post
    .....Without the canned air, what do you evacuate the developer stock solution bottle with? (no butane please)......
    I originally setup my darkroom with a remote compressor with a filtered and regulated outlet near my enlarger.

    But a few years ago I bought a tank of Nitrogen and regulated it down to about 10 psi with a hose and "blow gun" adapter. Now I can blow away dust, and give a squirt into opened bottles of chemistry. In over a year, I have not yet refilled the Nitrogen tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resummerfield View Post
    I originally setup my darkroom with a remote compressor with a filtered and regulated outlet near my enlarger.

    But a few years ago I bought a tank of Nitrogen and regulated it down to about 10 psi with a hose and "blow gun" adapter. Now I can blow away dust, and give a squirt into opened bottles of chemistry. In over a year, I have not yet refilled the Nitrogen tank.
    I heard that also, that the Nitrogen can be used. I have been thinking of getting set up this way for chemical storage anyway, so good idea.
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    I try to keep my negs clean. I rarely used compressed air nor canned air. If I have to clean my negs, I have this ear syringe that I've been using for years and it works well. http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...LAID=153337877

    A wide camel's hair brush works great also. I like simple solutions. I'm also thinking of putting one of those $10 ionizers to remove static from my film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    This looks almost exactly like the one Calumet has for sale at about half the price.
    I searched Calumet and came up empty... I'm glad they're available; much better than canned air.

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