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    Thanks. We have some huge rolls of thick plastic in our garage downtown. I don't think it would be too huge of a task to take a bunch of it and borrow the staple gun to throw a plastic cover over the insulation.
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    Black plastic is a great idea. Not only will it keep dust and fibers in the wall but if you charge it up by rubbing it with piece of fur or such, it will attract and hold the regular dust floating around the room too. Better there than on your negatives.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Flotsam, good idea, I didn't think about that. I have used landscape fabric (again cheapest by far than any other black fabric) to drape the gallery/darkroom and it seems to have that same effect. Much less dust than with regular fabrics. Nice unexpected perk.

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    I would suggest that you think about how you'd want to finish this space and start the process, even if only in the beginning stages.

    6ml poly vapour barrier is applied over insulation and strapping. Special boxes are installed over the electrical outlets to make the vapour barrier continuous etc... If you are planning to go this route, it would be smarter to investigate the proper way to do it and do it once. (Like I mentioned, even if it's only in the beginning stages)

    By investing in the wrong plastic sheathing only to tear it down later is a waste. Leaving it up, doing it wrong and tearing out the entire wall later because of a problem is an even bigger waste.

    Good luck... (My first darkroom was a ping pong table)

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    Quote Originally Posted by titrisol
    Darkroom looks great!
    Those banquet tables are awesome for many purposes. Also try getting those plastic drawer carts from Wallyworld, very good for storage.
    And, like my lamp fixture for the safelight, are of roughly the same vintage as my enlarger & camera, thus completing the look.

    I don't really need plastic wal-mart carts, the dresser has plenty of drawers.

    I covered all the insulation with some heavy plastic today, so that problem should be taken care of. Bumping into the wall is much more comfortable now as well.
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    Rofl, yes, I would imagine those bumps are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthedark
    My darkroom is 52' x 30' and 15' high at the apex ...

    Your darkroom is bigger than my house! And I have a darkroom (6x10). I can't imagine what takes up all that space.

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