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    Deep cleaning the darkroom

    I have just spent the last few days deep cleaning the darkroom. Thorough vacuuming, wiping walls, windows, surfaces, behind enlargers, timers, repainted inside of door, etc.

    Just thought I would post this to make those who haven’t done this for some time feel guilty.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    I set up my darkroom equipment in the bathroom, I clean it before I use it so I don't have to smell it.
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    Never clean your dark room. If you let the dust get thick enough, it won't blow around.

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    ah! the Quentin Crisp approach ... excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
    ah! the Quentin Crisp approach ... excellent
    good one!

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    Clive, your efforts will be repaid a thousand fold in terms of print quality in a dust free atmosphere and an inviting room to spend several hours in.

    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Clive, your efforts will be repaid a thousand fold in terms of print quality in a dust free atmosphere and an inviting room to spend several hours in.

    Well done

    pentaxuser
    Thanks, let's take pride in our darkroom as a clean and good place to work in.

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    As my darkroom shares space in the garage with my motorcycle, when I want to do work it is a matter of removing the odd cylinder head, tools, oilcan, dirty cups, oily rags, engineers vice and electric grindstone, before I can even see the workbench. I jest of course but it doesn't make for an easily operated workspace. Thank goodness for both of the Nova deep tanks, they take up less space than one 12x16 dish. The enlarger sits on the top of the small freezer which gives it a stable base. However one benefit of using the garage, there is VERY little dust.

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    The darkroom is the cleanest bathroom in our house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Just thought I would post this to make those who haven’t done this for some time feel guilty.
    Well done - I now feel guilty!
    Bruce

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