Darkroom Sink Idea
I'll be setting up a semi-temporary darkroom over this winter in a house where I'll be for two years, in India. I'll be using a bathroom which has a water supply mid-wall, chest height, as part of a shower arrangement (no tub or anything, just a drain to the floor.)
Wanted to set up a sink of some sort underneath this faucet, but the idea of lugging something like a stainless or ABS sink overseas seemed like an expensive pain in the ass.
But last month, we had a daughter-and as we were discharged from the hospital, they gave us a Rubbermaid cart to carry all our crap out to the car. Looking at it, I think I found my solution:
They're cheap, light, portable, and come disassembled. Thinking that installing a drain with a hose running to the floor drain on each tier of the cart might be a solution for my darkroom. Thoughts?
Link to Google on product HERE
The Plumber inside of me thinks, that's an excellent solution to the problem.
Now you have me thinking about getting one for my bathroom ...
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Thats a pretty cool thing,looks like you could even change a baby's diapers on it.
Plus, you can store things underneath too,
I say go for it!
I think it is a great idea. If it does not workout in the dr then you can put wheels on it and use it as a utility cart.
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What are the inside dimensions? It seems a bit small.
Wow, there's even a less expensive option in very similar U-line utility carts. Under $100! Appreciate the feedback from you guys; at least I know I'm not too far in left field on this one.
Rubbermaid has several models of different sizes; most seem plenty big. I need to get the dimensions of the room I'll be in before committing to one. Likely, I'll use a 17 or 18 inch depth because the room is narrow. I plan on using both tiers was wet areas. Processing up top, storing/clearing/washing down below.
H-2470* 39 x 17 x 33" 500 lbs. 2 27 $159 $149
H-965** 40 x 18 x 33" 2 31 139 129
H-1498** 40 x 18 x 33" 3 38 169 159
H-2471* 44 x 25 x 33" 500 lbs. 2 37 179 169
H-1066** 45 x 25 x 33" 2 43 149 139
H-1499** 45 x 25 x 33" 3 56 Overstock SALE! $180
H-2472* 54 x 25 x 33" 750 lbs. 2 47 319 299
If your trays aren't too big, that's a decent option I think. Also, an option (here at least) is Home Depot has some big black plastic rectangular tubs for mixing concrete in. They are $12.37 "Large, Mixing Tub Black " 24x36".
Those mixing tubs don't look bad, but might be a tad deep, and don't have any sort of stand...that's what appeals to me about this cart. I am not going to have the time or ability to put together a stand, much less build a whole sink.